Edge appeared in a pre-recorded interview on Wednesday’s episode of WWE’s The Bump, where he discussed a variety of topics.
Edge won his final match on his current WWE contract last Friday night on SmackDown, as PWExclusive.com previously reported. His WWE contract is set to expire next month, and it’s unclear whether he’ll retire, re-sign with the company, or join AEW.
Here are the highlights:
Being able to reinvent himself:
“I don’t know if it’s seamless because there’s a lot of thought. Especially when I was full-on in the grind and doing every show and every week and trying to add ideas and add layers, I constantly thought. I’d always take notes. I’d always have something pop into my head and write it down like I have notebooks full of ideas, full of just a kernel of an idea for a promo or a kernel of an idea for a match or draw out my gear or a t-shirt. It just never stopped. And I think by throwing enough ideas at my mental wall and seeing what stuck and then having a few people go, ‘Hey, what do you think about this?’ Okay. But you have to have that kind of trusted circle. And I never went outside of it. If those people thought it was cool, I was like, ‘Okay, then my instincts are probably right here.’ They weren’t always, but I think for me, that was always a part of the process and why. And just listening to the audience and oh, ‘Okay, they’re telling me it’s time.’ It’s time to try something. It was actually here in Toronto where I came out at SummerSlam, first time here since I’d come back from my first neck surgery. Good guy, Intercontinental Champion, mega boot. And I was like, ‘Oh, they’re telling me, right, okay, here comes the ultimate opportunist.’ Okay, here comes the Rated-R Superstar. And really just took that. What they were telling me was there. So I took it and ran.”
His most memorable match:
“Undertaker, WrestleMania 24. It’s the first main event of WrestleMania. Yeah. And to see him in the ring as I’m walking down, losing feeling in my arms because I’m just so amped.”
Opponent he still wants to face:
“Oh, wow. Oh. What have I faced since I’ve come back? I don’t know. Sami Zayn. But there’s going to be a few like there. There’s not just one, Riddle.”
An opponent he wishes he could have faced:
“Bret Hart. Okay. You know, I think we face each other in like an eight-man tag or something like that, But, prime Rated-R – prime Hitman, Iron Man match that would have been fun. Or prime Rattlesnake – prime Rated R that would have been pretty fun. That would have been fun.”
His favorite title win:
“Wow, man. Oh, I mean, it’s it’s. It’s got to be New Year’s Revolution. The Money in the Bank cash in. And I think because that truly felt that was my knee vindication that felt like a vindication because I think at that point there were a lot of people doubting whether I could ever get there.”
You can watch the complete episode below:
(h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription)