Backstage Details on Edge’s WWE Return

Speculation On Edge's Possibly Wrestling at WrestleMania 36

As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Edge returned to the ring at tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The Rated R Superstar entered the 30-Man Rumble Match main event at #21 and ended up being the 28th elimination, by Roman Reigns.

There’s no word yet on what WWE has planned for Edge, but @Wrestlevotes reports that he recently signed a three-year WWE contract that is said to be worth significant money.

A source speaking with Wrestlezone said Edge coming back to WWE specifically wasn’t set in stone as he had been in discussions with going to All Elite Wrestling. It’s unclear how serious the talks with AEW were, and our source said Edge had previously approached WWE about an in-ring return but Vince McMahon was not open to it. AEW was reportedly interested because the “Rated R Superstar” had passed independent tests to be cleared for an in-ring return, but Edge ended up negotiating with WWE once the AEW offer had been on the table.

It’s unclear if WWE found out about the AEW talks or if he went back to them with the news, but Vince McMahon reportedly told him that he would be returning in a WWE ring if he was coming back at all and had him get cleared by a WWE doctor. Edge ultimately got cleared and WWE had a ring sent to North Carolina so he could train, which we reported on January 10 was so he could get his ring timing down. It was in that same report that we also reported Edge would be making his first in-ring in nine years at the Royal Rumble match.

This hasn’t been confirmed but there is now fan speculation on Rated RKO doing battle at WrestleMania 36 after Edge and former partner Randy Orton turned on each other during the Rumble Match after teaming up.


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