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    Posted: 04/August/2011 at 15:31

Quote Former WWE Superstar Edge did a media call today to promote his upcoming appearances on SyFy's Haven. Here are some highlights:

* Regarding a return to WWE, Edge said he doesn't know if he wants to but hasn't been contacted by WWE. He feels it's too soon at this point to return and says he stuck around for a bit after first retiring for the Christian storyline.

* He will be appearing at SummerSlam Axxess but won't be appearing on the pay-per-view later that night. He said by the time the pay-per-view is going on, he will be headed back to the hotel to wait on Dolph Ziggler and Christian to have some sushi.

* He's open to more acting projects in the future but isn't aggressively pursuing them. He made it clear that he didn't leave wrestling to go into acting and would still be wrestling if he were able to.

* Regarding an off-air role with WWE, Edge said he's not sure if he would even consider it, maybe in 5 or 10 years. He talked about being that close to wrestling without actually being able to perform might be something he doesn't enjoy. He added that the travel of an agent job would probably turn him away and said when he travels, his neck hurts, plus he doesn't want to wake up in a different city anymore.

* Edge said he hasn't been following the CM Punk storyline on RAW but does DVR SmackDown to see the Christian storyline. He said since he can't wrestle, he feels watching it right now may be "a little funky." He said he's trying to step into everyday life and not have wrestling be a part of it all the time. He said he will never be ashamed of Edge and where it got him, but doesn't want to be Edge 24/7.

* Regarding the WWE Hall of Fame, he said he would not turn down the offer and Christian inducting him would be a no-brainer.

* He talked about his autobiography years ago and felt that it was too soon but WWE wanted the younger guys to write them at that time. Edge said another book is likely.

* Edge said he's not in contact with WWE. He said it's nothing personal, everyone is just busy. He still keeps in contact with his friends who are on the road.

* He said he will be at the upcoming WWE SmackDown tapings in Toronto on September 13th, not appearing on camera but backstage.

I agree with Edge that it's too soon to return. Let him continue to relax and do other things without rushing back to something he can't compete in anyway.

Interesting that he doesn't watch Raw as he mentions Dolph Ziggler so would have thought he'd want to watch his mate.

Love to see Christian induct Edge, but management decide who inducts who so Edge might not get a say.

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Quote Edge spoke with IGN this week to promote SyFy's Haven. Here are some highlights:

IGN: Now you have a movie still coming out with the WWE {Bending the Rules with Jamie Kennedy] sometime this year. Can we expect you back on WWE TV to promote it?

Edge: Honestly, I don't know. I haven't talked to them about coming back. I haven't talked to them at all, aside from some appearances here and there. At SummerSlam I have an autograph session but I think everyone understands that I need time away from it and I need to kind of remove myself from it now. Will it be necessary to go back to promote the movie? Possibly. It's weird too because we shot the movie last August. So now it's like "oh yeah, I did a movie!" [laughs] Once again though, it was my training too that helped because when you're one of the stars of a movie and you see how the machine works, in that respect, you pick up on the differences. And there are a lot of differences, but there are also a lot of similarities to the WWE. And then I had a bit of a better understanding going into Haven. At least I knew some of the terms. When they said "turning around" I thought "okay, that means I've got half an hour while they set everything up." The first time I just stood there waiting, thinking "okay, they're turning around. So what do I do?" I had no idea. [laughs] The movie was a whole new experience, but it trained me for walking into Haven.

IGN: Being someone who's travelled so much, do you think that even in retirement it will be hard to stay homebound?

Edge: Well, I've hated traveling for a while. [laughs] That was one of the things that was pushing me toward retirement anyways. Because that was really, honestly, when my neck would flare up the most. When I sat on planes for long periods of time. And I'm trying to put off the surgery if I can and I find that when I don't travel around a whole lot, now that I'm not getting thrown around it feels a lot better.

IGN: Does it put you at ease when someone like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin says, after being away from the ring for so many years, that he's 100% pain-free?

Edge: Yes. It definitely does. And Steve and I have always had an awesome relationship. He's always really looked after me. He was one of the first ones to call me. And he said, "What's going on, kid?" So I told him the deal. And it was exactly the same deal he had to go through. I mean, down to the same disc. To the same bulged spinal stenosis. So it was us both going through the same exact thing and he got through it. We just had a really good conversation because he said, "Man, when I found out I just went off the grid for three years and I wish I hadn't of." And I know initially that was my reaction. I thought, "I just need to get away from everyone and everything and just be up in the woods, or in the mountains, and I'll see everyone in three or four years with a massive beard." But I knew that wasn't the way to go. It was just my gut reaction initially. Haven really helped me with the gradual retirement process. Because instead of 120 to reverse, it's like 120 to 60 or 70. Just easing into it. And taking Steve's advice by still doing something and still being out there a little bit. But on my own terms. Instead of travelling 250 days out of the year now I can say things like, "You know I don't think I really want to go to Comic-Con in the middle of shooting Haven."

We had wrapped on a Friday night. They had me booked on a 6am flight Saturday morning and then I was going to land and go straight to a party. The party was going to end at 1am and then I was going to fly right back on Sunday and then go back to work on Monday and I felt "I'm done with that." My boundaries are set now. I'd rather relax and go sea-kayaking in Nova Scotia this weekend and enjoy not having to do that schedule anymore.

IGN: What do you think of Christian's program? He's won the World Heavyweight Title twice now.

Edge: Yeah, and that makes me really happy. He deserves it. And that will probably help shut up the naysayers and the critics who said he could do it or said he didn't deserve it or whatever. And with him and Randy I knew the matches would just be awesome. Because you've got two guys who know their craft so well. So I knew from a performance standpoint it would be ridiculous. I knew that one thing that Jay and I really prided ourselves on was that no matter the story or no matter what the matches always had to be good. That was what people were going to take away from it. And then you've got a guy like Randy Orton who's the same way. His matches always have to be good. So you get to guys like that, you know it's going to be good. I'm really happy for him. I always knew he deserved it. I always knew that if he got the opportunity, he'd kick the door open. We were going down the route of him and I, so I think it would have happened whether I was still there or not. But I think me having to retire sped the process up and took the story a different way. Which I think actually played to his strength because he is such a great heel. But because he was doing such a great job as a babyface people might have forgotten that - How much fun he is to hate.

So at the end he's saying the storyline that Christian got was meant for him but he had to retire so Christian had to take his place ok well I guess thats fair.
I'm sure he'll never be 100% but after a while the aches and pains will go away like he said.
 
 
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What's taking the movie so long to come out? It was filmed long enough ago that's for sure. I'm sure Edge will show up once or twice to promote it.

Weird that it was sat doing nothing that messed his neck up the most, not actually wrestling weekly....

Haha to the SuperRan sucking up.

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On TV they really don't ask legit questions you gotta go on the radio for that type of stuff so no surprise here. I didn't know that Edge aka Adam Copeland was gonna be in a movie with Jamie Kennedy.
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Quote The Miami Herald has published part 2 of an interview with former WWE Superstar Edge. Here are some highlights:
Participating in SummerSlam but not currently watching the WWE product:
"Yes, but I still didnt watch anything. I went out and did my thing, and that was it. Actually, what that show did for me was really give me closure. When I went out there, I was like, All right. Im good. If that never happens again, Im fine with it.
Returning for one more match like Steve Austin says he could be able to do:
"I dont really want to think about it, and also the WWE doctors told me theyll never give me clearance to do it. Its not going to change. My spine is shrinking. So its not like four years down the road its gonna suddenly open back up, and in order for it to open back up, Id need to get surgery which would weaken my neck even more, which definitely stops me from ever doing it again.
What doctors told me is they wont clear me. Now, I think [Austin] has the same thing as me. So coming back he has to pass all that stuff, and if you cant pass it, they wont clear you. Its not a matter of, Ah, well maybe one more. Well, maybe one more, if they clear you. Great, but they told me Id never be cleared. So that makes everything easier for me. It immediately got rid of, I can come back for one more. Its like maybe I could, but they told me they wont let me. So they took that all out of my hands. Its funny because people have said, Oh, OK, so youre going to comeback for one more. Its like youre missing the point here. I didnt retire because I wanted to. I retired because they told me I had to. Theres a big difference there.
Even the weekend with SummerSlam, I did an autograph session, and fans were asking, When you coming back for one more. You dont understand. They told me I cant. People will give you flack, and its like, No, Im not walking away from this to become an actor. I was told that they will not let me do this. Youre done. No choice in the matter. Sorry.
Actually, it did make it easier that they said that because I dont have to sit around and think, OK, well, they said I could sit out a little more, but theres a huge risk. Theres this. Theres that. They took the decision out of my hands. At first, I was like, Oh, what are you kidding. I can do this. I still feel pretty good. Sure, my neck hurts a lot, but I got a plate in it. What do you expect? Well, when all of a sudden thats taken from you, and you dont have that choice. For me, it really did make it easier, because I didnt have to sit down and go, OK and make any decisions. The decision was made. It was made by my body obviously but also by them.
So I dont have any second guessing or that maybe in two years I can come back and do that one last match or anything like that. Yea, Im done, and thats all there is to it, and you have to accept it."


He sounds pissy towards a minority of the fans and I don't blame him because they are stupid.

They claim to like Edge and then think he's lying about not wrestling again and then even ask him for one more match when it could fuck him really badly.

That part of the interview needs to keep being refered back to when people start to talk about him entering the ring again.
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Quote During a recent interview with AintItCool.com, former WWE superstar Edge spoke about the product being too scripted and John Cena's role in the company. Here are the highlights…

On WWE Being Too Scripted: "I think to an extent. I think you can tell the guys that do adlib. I was happy with the fact that I was one of those guys and Jericho was one of those guys and Punk is one of those guys. The guys who are good at it you can tell. I do also think that there's always that little bit of rose tinted glasses. People look back so fondly on it, but if you look back at some of those promos and you almost wished that they could have had someone to reign it in, because a lot of them are rambling and nonsensical. [Interviewer brings up The Ultimate Warrior] Man, like 'What's going on?' But here's the thing, the programming changed. Okay, so when I'm growing up there's one hour on Saturday mornings to fill. There's a whole lot more content to have to fill now, so now you have a lot more speaking. There wasn't such a thing as a ten minute promo before. There wasn't. That wasn't the case. It would be a quick cut back to Mean Gene talking to Sid Justice for 45 seconds."

On John Cena's Role in WWE:"I think what it is honestly is he has been told he is the one that's supposed to take this role. I think there has to be that guy and I think he's been given that role and he's making sure that he sticks to it and he's probably being told to stick to it, like 'You are going to be the face of this. You need to be the guy that we can take to sponsors. You need to be the guy that's not dangerous for kids to watch. You need to be that guy' and in doing that sure it will pigeonhole him and alienate him to a certain audience, but looking at the broader picture a lot of the audience does like what he does. I mean think about it, back when I was growing up Hulk Hogan was this huge hero and if he did what he did then now it'd be the same reaction. He would be getting booed out of the building, so there needs to be that guy and John just happens to be that guy."



Edge bringing you that #knowledge and enlightening yr mind.

Hes bang on with the promo thing, Punk, Jericho and the like sound genuine for the most part while some wrestlers sound really forced, Cena being the most obvious example, Miz another.
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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Quote During a recent interview with AintItCool.com, former WWE superstar Edge spoke about the product being too scripted and John Cena's role in the company. Here are the highlights…

On WWE Being Too Scripted: "I think to an extent. I think you can tell the guys that do adlib. I was happy with the fact that I was one of those guys and Jericho was one of those guys and Punk is one of those guys. The guys who are good at it you can tell. I do also think that there's always that little bit of rose tinted glasses. People look back so fondly on it, but if you look back at some of those promos and you almost wished that they could have had someone to reign it in, because a lot of them are rambling and nonsensical. [Interviewer brings up The Ultimate Warrior] Man, like 'What's going on?' But here's the thing, the programming changed. Okay, so when I'm growing up there's one hour on Saturday mornings to fill. There's a whole lot more content to have to fill now, so now you have a lot more speaking. There wasn't such a thing as a ten minute promo before. There wasn't. That wasn't the case. It would be a quick cut back to Mean Gene talking to Sid Justice for 45 seconds."

On John Cena's Role in WWE:"I think what it is honestly is he has been told he is the one that's supposed to take this role. I think there has to be that guy and I think he's been given that role and he's making sure that he sticks to it and he's probably being told to stick to it, like 'You are going to be the face of this. You need to be the guy that we can take to sponsors. You need to be the guy that's not dangerous for kids to watch. You need to be that guy' and in doing that sure it will pigeonhole him and alienate him to a certain audience, but looking at the broader picture a lot of the audience does like what he does. I mean think about it, back when I was growing up Hulk Hogan was this huge hero and if he did what he did then now it'd be the same reaction. He would be getting booed out of the building, so there needs to be that guy and John just happens to be that guy."



Edge bringing you that #knowledge and enlightening yr mind.

Hes bang on with the promo thing, Punk, Jericho and the like sound genuine for the most part while some wrestlers sound really forced, Cena being the most obvious example, Miz another.
 
i agree about punk and jericho sounding genuine on the mic - but i also think Miz sounds genuine to a certain point -  some of his stuff seems forced  e.g the cm punk cookie crisp thing before the elimination chamber.
 
I can't seem to work out if truth is genuine or scripted!! His promos make no sense yet they fit in perfectly with his character so would creative say to him go out there  say what you want but try not to make sense ...... or go out there and talk abotu spiders and your gran and pidgeons ??
 
Edge is right in what he says about Cena - someone has to be the face of the company and someone that appeals to kids etc Rey mysterio appeals to kids though and he could be taken to sponsors etc yet he does not get the same reaction as cena.
 


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Quote WWE Hall Of Famer Adam "Edge" Copeland recently spoke with ESPN for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On his life after retiring from WWE: "I had no aspirations after wrestling. I truly just assumed I would retire, grow a big beard, sit on my deck and figure out what was next. If it was nothing, I was OK with that. I pretty much immediately did 'Haven,' but still had no kind of false aspirations that this was something that I'd be good at, or would want to do outside of just a couple episodes. It'd be fun, and that will be that."

On starting the Edge & Christian's Pod Of Awesomeness podcast with Christian: "It was one of those deals where Christian had approached me, because the company had approached him. I said I didn't know -- there's like a thousand podcasts out there, what can we do that's different? How do we make ours different than the other hundred out there? It's different because it's us. Because of our banter and our chemistry, and the fact that we've been best friends for 33 years. You can't manufacture that. I think you can tell from listening to us that we're just two idiots having a good time, shooting the breeze like we would anyway, just more wrestling centric."

On Daniel Bryan's appearance on their show and being open about wanting to wrestle again and concussion issues in the business: "We've just ended up talking, and what has come out has been what you've heard. I think the only instance so far where I was surprised with how candid he was, was Bryan talking about the concussions. And a lot of that I didn't even know, so it was really eye-opening and interesting to see all the steps that he's taken with that."

Check out the complete Edge interview at ESPN.com.


 
I'm happy for him. Plenty go off the rails after retirement as they don't know how to fill their spare time. But he'd have been quite happy just doing nothing and seemingly didn't feel under pressure to accept work just for the paycheck.
 
Despite TUP standing for TheUnPrettier which out of respect of Christian used to be our old URL, I have never listened to their podcast. I must start doing so, but just assumed it's not that good because in it's thread nobody chats about it to sell why it should be watched.
 
Quite the coup for him to have Daniel Bryan be so open and honest about his future hopes, with regards to getting back in the ring.
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