When Edge returned to the squared circle after more than nine years of retirement, the WWE Universe was moved to tears. As the Rated-R Superstar celebrated his 25th anniversary with the business today, supporters applauded for him once more.
On Monday Night RAW earlier this year, Edge put an end to his protracted feud with The Judgment Day. At WrestleMania 39 Night Two, he overcame 'The Demon' Finn Balor inside Hell in a Cell before taking a break.
His first broadcast match took place in WWE on June 22, 1998, marking the 25th anniversary of his debut in the business. Today, he sent a touching statement. In honor of the Rated-R Superstar's 25 years with the business, fans all around the world gathered.
The World Heavyweight Championship competition was held on SmackDown when the Rated-R Superstar visited there again last month. The Ultimate Opportunist, regrettably, was unable to win and qualify. AJ Styles won the bout, went up against Seth Rollins in the championship match, and lost.
Edge, one of the greatest business heels in 2006, took home the WWE Championship. Sadly, John Cena beat him to the crown in less than three weeks. In the meanwhile, RVD won WrestleMania 22's Money in the Bank Ladder match for the second time ever.
Later, at the 2006 ECW One Night Stand, he challenged Cena to a match for the championship. Van Dam revealed on the 1 Of A Kind podcast that he intended to defeat the Rated-R Superstar on his own to win the contest and the WWE Championship:
"I recall at the moment wishing Edge hadn't entered and assisted with the finish. Maybe it was just something egotistical. Maybe all I was thinking was, "I should have beat him square." It's as if I didn't need assistance because I am at my best. I am the entire freak show. I'm here, baby! That's how it feltâ€”like I was returning. When you truly enjoy something, it's astonishing how your mind, body, and spirit are all related. Boom!" Between 02:09 and 02:44
Sadly, Rob Van Dam's rule only lasted 22 days as he was defeated by the Rated R Superstar on a Monday Night RAW program.What do you think of Edge's tenure at the business?