Whenever a wrestling superstar has their career cut short due to an injury, it is only natural for fans to speculate on what could have been. Well, when it comes to the career of WWE Hall of Famer Edge, he has also thought about it. And this is what he told Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard Week In Wrestling about what he had in mind before he was forced into early retirement in 2011.
"I had my next year mapped out in my brain and had been talking to everyone about it. I assumed I had at least a year left. That’s what I had on my contract, and I really, really wanted to see it through and work up until the last day of my contract. That’s just the way I was raised and the way I’m wired. I was champion and I wanted to pass this on to whomever it was eventually, so it really hit home when I was told, ‘We’re not going to allow you to compete anymore.’ We did have a tentative plan to go forward once [Alberto] Del Rio and I were through our program. Christian would have cost me the title to Del Rio, and then we would have moved on and done our thing – and I thought he would retire me at WrestleMania. That’s how I wanted to go out. I wanted to do the favor, drop the title, and then have Christian be the cause – then spend the final few months of my career wrestling my lifelong best friend, and really have him go off in a great heel direction once I retired."
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