|Edge retired as World Heavyweight and won his last
At the age of 38, Adam Copeland retired due to a severe neck injury. Although his career ended abruptly he had an amazing 13 year career in the WWE. My first of memory of Edge was in 1998 when he mysteriously would come out of the crowd . Edge then began his illustrious tag team run with Christian and they went on to win the tag team championships 7 times while also helping to set the standard for ladder matches.
Although Edge’s tag team runs were great, he broke out at the Rated R Superstar and the Ultimate Opportunist and forged a legacy the will never be forgotten. His greatest feuds were in 2005 with Matt Hardy and in 2006 with John Cena. I also really enjoyed his feud with The Undertaker in 2008.
Some people say that it might to early for this to happen but it signifies that Edge is truly retired, and that he left a legacy that won’t be forgotten. I always see pictures of doing a diving spear of the ladder to Jeff Hardy at Wrestlemania 17, and to me thats what I will remember the most about Edge. He was a risk taker, innovative and cunning. He was a different breed and a different type of character who was great at being a face and a heel.
Edge has had a lot of great matches in his career and I would give you my top 5 in no particular order.
-Edge vs. Mick Foley in a Hardcore Match at Wrestlemania 22
-Edge vs. The Undertaker Wrestlemania 24
-Edge vs. Ric Flair in a TLC Match on Raw of January 2006
-Edge vs. Matt Hardy in a Street Fight on Raw of September 2005
-Edge vs. John Cena in a TLC Match at Unforgiven 2006
Edge had 31 title reigns including being United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion and WWE Champion. He was also the 2001 King of the Ring, 2010 Royal Rumble winner and the first ever Money in the Bank Ladder match winner.
The list of accomplishments speak for themselves. Adam Copeland deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. So without further a due, congratulations to the Rated R Superstar Edge for being one of the inductees into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame.