Adam Edge Copeland talks Retirement, Money & More!

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Adam Edge Copeland talks Retirement, Money & More!

It is hard to believe that it has being five and a half years since Adam Edge Copeland, retired from the squared circle. At the time, he had just competed and defended the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXVII. But an accumulation of injuries, plus a devastating neck injury meant he could no longer be medically cleared to wrestle. Spinal Cervical Stenosis brought his thriving career to an abrupt end. He is a former 7-time World Heavyweight Champion, 4-time WWE Champion, 5-time Intercontinental Champion and 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Superstar. Now happily retired, living in Ashville, North Carolina with a family. He has recently spoken out in an interview on the Sam Roberts Podcast about his retirement and more…

  • When asked about not wrestling anymore, Edge responded…

“Its a relief. It is because I knew how I was feeling and I knew how I’d wake up feeling in the morning and all of those things. So it made it easier and it was a bit of relief.”

  • When asked his mental state of mind in his last year, Edge responded… 

“I was already preparing for retirement. I really was mentally. I was ready and physically was forcing me to mentally prepare. It was more of a realization, like, okay, mentally, was I tired of travel? Yes, but it was also because physically I was tired of the travel and that lent to the mental tiredness. But it wasn’t like I was like, ‘I’m done. I’m fed up. I can’t stand this anymore.’”

  • When asked about retiring as World Heavyweight Champion, Edge responded…

“The way I look at it is I had to retire as world champion with my last match at WrestleMania. Oh, that’s horrible. That sucks! What are you talking about? That’s f**king awesome! Yeah, ah, he wanted to win in his last match! What an asshole! It’s like, no, I just can’t wrestle anymore. What do you want me to do? I’d put somebody over. I’ve got no problem.”

  • When asked about learning to save his money, Edge responded…

“Well, I was never stupid with my money because I grew up without it. So when I started to make some, I was like, ‘okay, first rule of thumb, I’m not buying it unless I’ve got the money to buy it’, so I have no debt. I own three homes. I drive a Jeep. I’m cool with that. Yeah, I mean, you’ve got to learn from veteran professional wrestlers who have squandered their money. If you don’t and you put the blinders on, and don’t learn from that, you’re pretty much a dumbass. I mean, I’ve got a watch and that’s it. I do and I drive a Jeep and I’ve got a pickup truck and I’m okay with that. That’s perfect for me. I don’t need anything more.”

Throughout his long career in the WWE, Edge certainly accomplished a lot. There are numerous hilarious and memorable moments which he delivered which will last a lifetime. But what is your favourite Edge moment…we’d love to know what you think!

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