Another end of another era. Wrestling is an unconventional sport when it comes to retirement. While other athletes are able to retire at the end of a season, wrestling does not have the same schedule. Instead, wrestlers have to find a way to leave the sport, which is often easier said than done. Now one of the biggest starts in history seems ready to hang up his boots.
The main event of this week’s Monday Night Raw featured Edge defeating Damian Priest. The match was Edge’s first match in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in over ten years. Following the show, Edge grabbed the microphone and thanked the fans for their reception. Edge said that he was planning on retiring next year and hoped to have his last match in Toronto. It is not clear when WWE is planning to return to Toronto, though they have been in the city in August in 2017-2019 before missing 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
That’s kind of sad to see. Check out Edge’s emotional announcement:
Opinion: This kind of has to be the case sooner or later, as Edge is already in his late 40s and has a long history of terrible injuries. You can only do that for so long before your body just can’t do it anymore, but at least this time Edge is going to get to walk away when he wants to instead of being forced out. Wrapping up a legendary career in your hometown would be a great way to go and hopefully he gets to do what he wants.
What do you think of Edge’s plan? Who do you want to see him face in his final match? Let us know in the comments below.
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