WWE Star Edge responds to criticisms over his Royal Rumble victory. The Rated R Superstar overcame 29 other Superstars to book a Wrestlemania spot at the age of 47.
Edge made his fairy tale return in the WWE last year at Royal Rumble. He began regularly wrestling for the promotion before a shoulder injury took him out for the rest of 2020. The Rated R Superstar made yet another return at this year’s Royal Rumble. This time however, he went one step ahead and won the 30-men match.
Many have praised the star on his heroic return. There are some though, who think that at 47, he is too old for another main event run. However, it seems Edge isn’t too bothered with the criticism and just wants to focus on telling great stories.
WWE Star Edge responds to criticisms over his Royal Rumble victory
“All I can control is trying to be in the best shape I can possibly be in,” Edge said on WWE After The Bell With Corey Graves. “Bust my ass in the gym so that at least I can look the part, move the part, feel the part and that’s all I can control.
“I can’t control people’s opinions; I can’t control if people have ageism issues. What I want to do is come back and tell how the story [is told] and tell it with multiple dance partners. If those dance partners can take something from it, that’s my goal.”
Edge is currently rumored to face Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania this year. The Rumble Winner though, is excited to face either of the three world champions. He explained the unique stories he could tell with all of them.
“It’s an embarrassment of riches,” Edge said. “I look at the champions and think oh my god, oh what I could tell with Drew, oh what I could tell with Balor, oh what I could with Reigns. It’s really exciting. I look at all 3 of those talents and I love what they’re doing. I love the level they’re on and I love the cylinders they are firing on all in different ways.”
“That’s exciting to me”
“I look at Drew McIntyre and the story, it’s about respect, it’s about taking a similar road,” Edge said. “The fact that when I was World Champion, Drew was trying to find his way and I tried to help him through some of those times. Leaving and coming back and respecting the man he’s become. So there’s that story.”
“Then, there’s a guy like [Finn] Balor who I’ve never laid hands on,” Edge continued. “Never been in the same place at the same time and I see what he’s doing in the ring and the way he’s wrestling and making everything earned. You’ve got to fight to get it in terms of a match, that’s extremely appealing because that’s the type of wrestling I want to do.”
“Then I look at [Roman] Reigns and I truly look at this generational thing,” Edge said about the Universal Champion. “This guy that’s finally allowed to be what he is. The handcuffs are off, everyone realized we need to let him do what he can do. He is like Randy [Orton] in that when you get those 2nd and 3rd generation talents, they do things that they don’t even know, it’s just instinctual because it’s in their DNA. I see Reigns, I see the layers of Heyman, it’s such a great character that has so much real to it. That’s exciting to me.
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