Edge has now become a major fixture in WWE lineup, winning the 2021 Royal Rumble, as well as challenging for the Universal Championship.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what happened when AEW approached Edge.
Edge received an offer from AEW
According to Edge, he was in negotiations with AEW. However, the veteran told them he had to go talk to Vince McMahon before accepting an offer. Edge added that McMahon had always done the right thing for him throughout his career and that he owed the President of WWE a lot.
“Discussions have taken place. The only thing I’ve told them through it all is, when you make me your offer, I have to go talk to Vince, ”Edge said. He has done well for me my whole career. He gave me my chance, he gave me my chance. He trusted me to be able to achieve a lot of things, to be a pillar for his shows.
The Rated-R Superstar met Vince McMahon and briefed him on the negotiations. He did not start a bidding war, but was cleared by WWE medics and underwent testing to confirm a return was possible.
Edge returned to WWE as Vince McMahon told him his comeback “has to take place here (WWE)”.
Edge’s best friend Christian took an offer from AEW
While Edge returned to WWE and even shared a heartfelt moment in the 2021 Royal Rumble with Christian, he wasn’t destined to wrestle side-by-side with his friend again. Instead, Christian left WWE after being cleared to wrestle after many years out of the ring due to injury.
He signed with AEW and is currently with the company, climbing the ranks to a future title.