Edge,hardcore wrestler

Height: 6 foot 5

Weight: 240 pounds

From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Signature Move: Spear     WWE Debut: June 1998 

Trained By: Ron Hutchison & Sweet Daddy Siki

Career Highlights: WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion; Intercontinental Champion; WCW U.S. Champion

Don’t pretend to think you know Edge. You didn’t grow up with the Rated-R Superstar and his single-parent mother in some cramped apartment in Orangeville (a tiny Ontario town that Edge recalls offered residents two choices: “work in a factory in town, or if you’re really lucky, land a job in Toronto”). You likely identified with his classmates at Princess Elizabeth Public School, carrying a hockey stick and aspiring to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Edge, meanwhile, dreamed of rocking out on a Les Paul guitar and following in the platformed footsteps of KISS. (He didn’t, but it hasn’t stopped him from amassing an impressive collection of signed, custom-made guitars over the years.)

If you really knew Edge, you would have noticed the “black cloud” that hung over the eight-year-old boy after a car accident claimed the life of his most-admired uncle. You would have also seen that cloud give way to the yellow and red-clad form of Hulk Hogan, whose mantra of saying prayers and taking vitamins spoke directly to Edge from the TV. Perhaps then you would have sat eleventh-row ringside with him in Toronto’s SkyDome; it was there he watched Hogan face Ultimate Warrior in the “Ultimate Challenge” at WrestleMania VI, and vowed he would also headline a WrestleMania someday.

Edge’s pals at Don Bosco Secondary High knew he was destined for greatness, even writing in his yearbook “Most Likely to Win the WWE World Championship.” Yet they couldn’t predict he’d receive free wrestling training after winning an essay contest in the Toronto Star. Only his trainers, Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchison, and those training with him in Sully’s Gym, could truly appreciate juggling multiple odd-jobs while wrestling in the independent circuit. But unless they were riding shotgun, they couldn’t begin to comprehend Edge’s “winter death tours” across frozen north Canadian lakes, or eating only canned tuna for days at a stretch, simply to wrestle in poorly attended venues.

Much due-paying and a recommendation from fellow Canadian Bret “Hit Man” Hart ultimately helped Edge make his WWE debut in June 1998, though few believed he would last. So he made his opponents believe, even if it meant taking chairs to the head, falling off ladders, and crashing through tables. He’s suffered a torn ACL, ruptured labia, a broken neck, a fractured skull, metal rods in his teeth, and countless stitches over the years, but not without giving as good as he’s received. Ask any man-or woman-who has gone toe-to-toe with him; they’ll tell you why he’s called the Rated-R Superstar.

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Published in: on June 6, 2007 at 6:29 pm  Comments (12)  

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  1. EDGE IS MY INSPIRATION I THINK YOU R SOOOOOOOOO GOOD LOOKING EDGE
    KEEP INSPIRING PEOPLE EDGE,

  2. i love edge so much i watch smackdown every day and i never miss edge at all I LOVE YOOH ADAM COPELAND

  3. edge u r the best,comeback soon.

  4. Edge you suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. REST IN PEACE Says the undertaker

  6. you suck like a sucker! u are so retarded and i hope you burn in hell

  7. wow , cool man ,i watch all your matches , i adore you .
    i love you alot !!!!! i’d always get crazy when i see u.
    good luck for ever champ , love u .

  8. hey edge , ur soooooooooooooo handsome i love u rated-r superstar , suck 4 taker u r the champ . i am drew i’m 12 years old and i’m one of your biggest fans , love u .

    please visit me on :www.SkateBoy-Rocker.piczo.com or add me as a contact my e_mail is :strong_edge@hotmail.com bye

  9. HEY , DREW THANKS FOR UR LETTER , IF U WALKED ASSIDE CAME TO ME , I WANNA SEE U AND WE’D MAY BECOME FRIENDS.
    I’LL ENTER YOUR WEBSITE AND ADD U AS A CONTACT SEE U BYE

  10. egde.y did u mary fattie vikie guerro.u dont really like her.u just dont whant 2 b fired. p.s.u r soooooooooooooooooo retarded. if somebody likes u they must be mental retarded. i told undertaker that it would be funny if he chokeslamed u through 2 tables just like john cena did the fu 2 u.watch out edge.undertaker might be behind u.

  11. hi edge wats up i think u r a great wrestler and i will always be an edge head i am a big fan write me bac!

  12. edge i love wat u do i dont know why lita retired u should have talked her into stayin i miss lita with all my heart she is my role model and honestly she should be with john cena instead of u i feel john and lita would make a better couple i think i would make u a better if u were with randy orton. lita and john cena should get married and have a kid i think ur better off with candice michelle i honestly am i love with u ive loved u for years but WE NEED LITA AND WE NEED HER NOW dont do it for me do it for UR FANS talk lita into comin plz i love u adam copeland


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