Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Edge into its Hall of Fame!
Edge, born Adam Joseph Copeland, is best known for his time wrestling for WWE. In the 1990s he wrestled in various U.S. independent promotions, usually with long-time friend Christian. In 1997 Copeland signed a deal with the WWF, then made his TV debut the following June as Edge. In July 1999 he won the WWF Intercontinental title, his first title in WWE. He and Christian went on to win the WWF tag team title on seven different occasions. In total Edge won 31 championships in WWE, including 11 world titles. He also won the King of the Ring tournament, the Money in the Bank ladder match, and the Royal Rumble match (the first to achieve all three of those accomplishments. Edge headlined many major PPV events and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. In addition, Edge is a film and TV star, currently appearing on the SyFy series Haven.
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to Edge:
Professional wrestling is supposed to be fun! Whenever I watched Edge working in the ring I felt like he was enjoying himself, and as a result the crowd was along for the ride. Edge seemed to get it, that being in front of big crowds was the realization of a dream that started back in the Toronto SkyDome at WrestleMania VI. So many of his big moments were shared with his childhood friend Christian. Does it get any better than that? Edge has an impressive resume worthy of any Hall of Fame standard, but the thing I will always remember is how much he loved this business. His career ended a bit too soon because of injury but Edge can look back on his career with great pride!