WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix recently talked about her husband Edge’s journey to make in ring return. Edge had been sidelined from action for almost a decade by several injuries. Finally, he made his return last year at the Royal Rumble pay per view event as a surprise entrant.
Edge is one of the biggest names not only in WWE history but in the world of professional wrestling as well. He started his professional wrestling career back in 1992. He was signed by WWE in 1996 but it took him quite a time to earn some recognition from the promotion.
Beth Phoenix Talks Edge’s Journey For In Ring Return
He is the first big push came in 2001 after he won the King of the Ring tournament. He won his first WWE championship in 2006 after he cashed in the first ever Money in the Bank contract on John Cena successfully. This was the time from which the ultimate push of the Rated R Superstar started. He won a total of 11 WWE World Championships in his career so far.
But he was sidelined by his neck injury in 2011 and he was forced to retire from Professional wrestling. Since then he remained out of action for almost a decade before he made his comeback to action finally last year on Royal Rumble. Once again he is being treated as a main eventer and being portrayed as a potential future WWE Universal Champion.
Beth Phoenix was a recent guest on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast where she talked about her husband Edge’s journey to make in ring return. She said;
“The documentary shows a little bit of it. What you see on the screen is 2% of it. It’s been years and years of the work he’s put in, pretty much since 2018, trying to get himself physically and mentally ready to do this.
“Me as a wife, it has been jarring. It has been difficult because I had for almost 10 years wrapped my head around the fact that if he gets in a car accident, he could die. If he falls the wrong way, he could die. We were told all these things that really made me terrified for Adam to be in a dangerous situation.
“Even mountain biking, I was nervous and uncomfortable. I love him and I don’t want anything to happen to him. Then when he starts contemplating this wrestling thing, I’m like, ‘Are you nuts? Maybe we should go to a psychiatrist instead of Dr. Maroon.’ He just knew himself, and he knew his body more than I did.
“I said, ‘There’s two things I need to see before any of this can happen. This is as your wife, and I will be the big heavy on this and say no because we have two kids. I have to see this with my own eyes, number one, and then I have to hear this from the best in the world.
“I have to hear from our team that you will be ok. I have to see it. I have to see you move around, and I have to see it with my own eyes to be convinced that this is real.’ He did both, so what can I do?”
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