Edge (wrestler)

Canadian professional wrestler and actor (born 1973)

Adam Joseph Copeland[8] (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario)[9] is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs as Adam Copeland. He became famous in the World Wrestling Federation/WWE under the ring name Edge. In WWE he became an an 11-time world champion and won 14 tag team championships (seven of those teaming with his real life friend Christian).

Edge
Edge in July 2013
Born
Adam Joseph Copeland

(1973-10-30) October 30, 1973 (age 50)
Occupations
  • Professional wrestler
  • actor
Years active1992–2011; 2020–present (wrestler)
2000–present (actor)
Spouse(s)
Alannah Morley
(m. 2001; div. 2004)

Lisa Ortiz
(m. 2004; div. 2005)

Beth Phoenix
(m. 2016)
Children2
Ring name(s)Adam Copeland[1]
Adam Impact[2]
Conquistador Uno[3]
Damon Striker[4]
Edge[5]
Sexton Hardcastle[6]
Billed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)[5]
Billed weight241 lb (109 kg)[5]
Billed fromToronto, Ontario, Canada[5]
Trained byRon Hutchison[5]
Sweet Daddy Siki[5]
DebutJuly 1, 1992[7]

He was forced into early retirement from professional wrestling in 2011 due to a injury to his neck.[10] Copeland was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2012 by his best friend and tag team partner Christian.[11] During his retirement, Copeland has appeared on the Syfy series Haven where he played the character Dwight Hendrickson.

Edge made a shocking return to wrestling on January 26, 2020 at WWE's Royal Rumble, in the namesake Royal Rumble match.[12] He then started a feud with his former tag team partner Randy Orton. In 2021, he became the third man to win the Royal Rumble match from the first position. In 2022, Edge turned heel and created the stable Judgment Day, adding Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley. After being attacked by them and removed from the group later that year, Edge feuded with them and their new members Finn Bálor and Dominik Mysterio. He left WWE in September 2023, after 25 years in the company.

All Elite Wrestling

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On October 1, 2023 at WrestleDream, Copeland made his debut with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He rescued Sting from a beatdown from Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus. In the post-event media scrum, AEW owner Tony Khan announced that Copeland had signed a contract to compete full-time. [13]

On the October 10 episode of Dynamite, Copeland made his AEW in-ring debut. He defeated Luchasaurus to also get his first victory in AEW.[14]

At Worlds End, Copeland defeated Christian Cage in a no disqualification match to win the AEW TNT Championship, his first title in a big company outside WWE. Minutes after the match, Cage would immediately use the title shot that was earned by Killswitch earlier on the pre-show and Copeland lost the title back to Cage.[15]

Acting

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Movies

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Television

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Championships

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Edge as World Heavyweight Champion. He won the title seven times.
 
Edge after winning his fourth and final WWE Championship. This makes him an 11-time world champion in WWE

1Edge won the championship during the Invasion storyline.

Lucha de Apuestas record

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Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Edge Kurt Angle Nashville, Tennessee May 19, 2002 Hair vs. hair match at Judgment Day[64]

References

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