Time has flown by since Edge’s return to WWE at the Royal Rumble in 2020. A recent report gives fans an update on his status with WWE as of now.
Edge hasn’t been seen on WWE television since losing to Finn Balor in an I Quit match at Extreme Rules on October 8. Since then, the group he created following WrestleMania 38, Judgment Day, has been running roughshod over Raw‘s roster. The group got the better of Rey Mysterio and is currently engaged in a feud with The OC. Fans might wonder what’s going on with Edge, given that he signed a three-year deal before his return at the Royal Rumble in 2020. The 2023 edition of that premium live event is right around the corner, meaning that the Rated R Superstar’s contract might be wrapping up soon.
In a recent report, Fightful conveyed the following: “WWE sources confirmed that Edge is on a deal with limited dates, which is why he has appeared periodically since splitting him from the Judgment Day feud.” The post continued, stating that “[i]n 2020, it was reported that Edge was on a three-year contract, for 25 appearances and 5 matches per year. However, that was either incorrect or amended, as Edge competed in ten matches in 2021, and has already competed in six matches in 2022. We aren’t sure when his deal is up or how many appearances are left on his existing deal. If the length was correctly reported, that deal could be up soon, if it wasn’t frozen due to injury.” Fightful noted that they haven’t confirmed if WWE froze Edge’s deal and also mentioned that he’d “had talks” with AEW prior to his WWE comeback.
Edge & Beth Phoenix Still Have Clear Roles To Play In WWE
Edge heading to AEW to wrap up his wrestling career alongside Christian in 2023 isn’t outside the question. Especially if his contract is expiring soon. Regardless, he still has some unfinished business to attend to in WWE while he’s signed on to wrestle for the company. The Extreme Rules match was outstanding and were the perfect setup for Edge and Beth Phoenix to return to halt Judgment Day’s reign of terror. It doesn’t seem likely that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, and Mia Yim will come out on top of that feud. Not after Edge lost the blow-off match against Finn Balor, and Rey Mysterio was forced to switch brands to SmackDown to get away from Judgment Day.
That leaves the door wide open for a triumphant return of the pair of WWE Hall of Famers. Triple H is currently testing the waters of intergender wrestling, as Rhea Ripley and Akira Tozawa had a five-minute match on Raw this week. Beth Phoenix has the stature and credentials necessary to participate in a mixed tag match alongside Edge. The Royal Rumble card is still developing, and Edge and Phoenix may return in the coming weeks to set up a match against Balor and Ripley for that premium live event.
WrestleMania 39 takes place in April, and the feud between Edge and Judgment Day might have grown too cold by that point. A few well-placed vignettes could change that, but as it stands, it’s clear that the 49-year-old still has a role to play in WWE. If his contract expires soon, fans might see him back in action sooner rather than later as Triple H tries to tie loose ends before Edge hits free agency.
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