WWE Legend Teases Retirement After Raw

Is this WWE Hall of Famer about to leave the company on their own terms?

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Edge wrestled his first WWE Raw match in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in over 12 years on last night's show, defeating Damian Priest in a singles bout built over several weeks. A surprise appearance from his wife and fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix, then closed the show, with the duo running Priest and Judgment Day stablemates Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley out of the ring.

This wasn't the end of Edge's evening, though, as the legend teased retiring after Raw had gone off the air.

Per PWInsider, Edge, when addressing his home state crowd, reflected on working his first wrestling match 30 years ago, saying he knew he'd be standing before the fans one day. He hadn't banked on having to take nine years away from wrestling, though he said those fans were the reason he worked to come back.


The 48-year-old then put Priest over as a future star before hinting at retirement. Edge stated that "in a perfect world, we all say goodbye to each other" on the night WWE heads to Toronto next, which is typically August. He added that this would be a good place for him to say farewell, then led a chant for the city's NHL team, the Maple Leafs, before departing.

Edge has been back in WWE since mounting a sensational return at Royal Rumble 2019, where he was a surprise entrant in the titular men's match. This was his first match since injury forced him into early retirement after defeating Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII in 2011.

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