WWE Hall of Famer Edge was the guest last evening on Jonathan Coachman’s “Off The Top Rope” weekly wrestling segment on ESPN. “The Rated R Superstar” was part of “The Coach’s” special series of WrestleMania Legends appearing on his show, leading up to “The Granddaddy of Them All.”


The show began by recapping some of Edge’s greatest WrestleMania moments. These included his battle with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 24, putting Mick Foley through a flaming table at WrestleMania 22, and winning the tag team titles with Christian at WrestleMania 16 (aka WrestleMania 2000).

Off the Top Rope: Edge’s top Mania moments – ESPN Video

Coach began by asking about Edge’s love for the business, and how he became a fan. Edge recalled being live at WrestleMania 6, watching the Ultimate Warrior face off against Hulk Hogan. It was that moment that he knew that he wanted to be a professional wrestler.

Edge talked about the concept of the ladder match in 2000 where they won the tag team titles. He said that they were at a point in their careers where wrestling was really taking off, and they wanted to do something different in order to be noticed.

Coachman would ask about the match with Mick Foley, and what his thought process was going to be going forward, knowing that there might be some crazy spots. Edge said that he tried not to think about it too much. He also checked with Foley and said that he would be willing to do anything, and they wanted to push the boundaries, so that Edge could be in the main event one day.

The subject of main event WrestleMania in 2009 with The Undertaker was brought up. When he got the call, Edge said to himself “Finally.” He knew that he had made it by that point, and that all of his hard work had paid off. He said that his arms were numb and that he had never been that amped before.

Christian has been a huge part of Edge’s career. Edge said that “without Christian, there is no Edge.” They said that breaking apart the team while they were both at the top was necessary. It was a difficult transition going from tag team wrestlers, to singles competitors.

They then also briefly talked about “The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness” on the WWE Network.

Edge’s favorite experiences at WrestleMania – ESPN Video

Coachman then talked to Edge about injuries, and the circumstances leading up to his retirement. Edge knew that something was going on, but he had no idea to what extend the situation was. Although he passed all the physical tests, he still felt a little bit weird. Even though it was somewhat expected, it was a whirlwind week.

The final question posed to Edge was to name his favorite WrestleMania match. He couldn’t name one, so he listed Savage/Steamboat, Warrior/Hogan, Bret/Shawn, and Taker/Shawn.

WWE’s Edge talks whirlwind week that lead to retirement – ESPN Video



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