Monday, January 27, 2020

Edge Announces He's Back, Gets Nailed by Randy Orton With a Con-Chair-To (Video)

Edge Announces He's Back, Gets Nailed by Randy Orton With a Con-Chair-To
After his appearance in the Men’s Royal Rumble match on Sunday night, Edge returned to WWE RAW this week and announced he's back!

Edge says a person, an athlete and an artist, the reaction he got at the Royal Rumble and the one from tonight, the fans have no idea what it means to him. It's why they do this, so thank this. Fans chant "you deserve it!" and/or "you still got it!" now. Edge says, "You damn right I do!" Edge brings up the elephant in the room and asks how he's standing here. He talks about being medically disqualified from ever wrestling again 9 years ago but he refused to live in a world of what-ifs. He says he immediately went to work on making what what-if disappear. He started to feel good over the years and asked himself what if he came back home. So he got to work.

Edge goes on about busting his ass and getting in the best shape of his life at 46 years old so he could step back into the ring to end his career on his own terms.  Then he found himself at the Royal Rumble. He saw some familiar faces, and some new ones. Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle, the list goes on and on. Edge says hopefully he sees all of them down the road. Edge isn't fooling himself, he knows this might not last long and knows it might not last long but he hopes all of the fans join him on the ride. Edge jokes that he has to thank Daniel Bryan for his first "yes!" chant, which is pretty cool.

Edge knows he's a little older, a little grayer, with crow's feet but it's the road map that got him here. But he's got one thing you can't fabricate and shove down someone's throat unless you have it - he has grit.  You knock him down, he gets back up. The music interrupts and out comes Edge's former Rated RKO partner, Orton.

Orton enters the ring and they hug as fans cheer. They have a few words we can't hear and Orton grabs a mic. It's no secret Orton has somewhat of a self-destructive personality, worse when he was younger, but there was one guy who pulled his hand out of a hole years ago while making towns, and it was Edge. Orton welcomes Edge home, saying he's a brother and a family to him. Last night feeling the energy and the chemistry that only they have, was special, Orton says. Orton says Edge is out here talking about what-ifs and he has a what-if he isn't sure about what Edge or the fans will think about this. He asks what if Rated RKO got back together one more time. Fans go wild. Edge looks around the arena and then nods at Orton. Orton responds with a big RKO in the middle of the ring.

Edge is slow to recover. Orton brings a steel chair in the ring but Edge crawls for it. Orton grabs the chair and smacks Edge over the back with it. Edge holds the back of his neck and yells out. Orton stands over him. Orton drops the chair and a "you suck!" chant breaks out. Orton turns and goes back to Edge. Orton grabs the chair and this time wraps Edge's neck in the seat. Orton takes his time and looks to be contemplating the move. Orton goes to the second rope and stops to think about what he's doing. Edge is down with the chair around his head. Fans look worried in the crowd. Orton comes down from the turnbuckle and takes the chair off Edge's neck, tossing the chair out to the floor. Fans boo as Orton exits the ring.. Orton runs back over and brings two chairs in the ring. A referee begs him not to.

Orton places one chair under Edge's head. He stands up with the other chair and swings it, smashing Edge's head with a Con-Chair-To. The crowd screams. An "asshole!" chant starts up. Orton take a seat and looks at Edge, who is laid out with the one chair still under his head like a pillow. Orton stands up over Edge as the post-Royal Rumble edition of RAW goes off the air.

You can click here for the latest backstage updates on Edge's WWE status and the talks he had with AEW.