Edge Says He Needs To Finish His Story, Win WWE World Heavyweight Title He Never Lost

Following WrestleMania 39, WWE CCO Paul "Triple H" Levesque said "In WWE, the story never finishes." A man who will be looking to defy that declaration is Edge, who this Friday has an opportunity to book his ticket to Night of Champions to take on Seth Rollins for the new World Heavyweight Championship. Or rather, a title he never lost.

"You know, some people have been running around saying they're going to finish their story, and good for them, but it made me think a little bit about my story," Edge said. "The introduction of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, if I look at that thing it even looks like the title that I never lost." In April 2011, the WWE Hall of Famer was forced to retire due to a series of neck injuries, relinquishing his World Heavyweight Championship in the process. It was a title that the "Rated-R Superstar" held seven times.

Since his shocking return at Royal Rumble 2020, Edge hasn't had too many opportunities to capture gold. Despite winning the Royal Rumble in 2021, he'd ultimately come up short in both of his WWE Universal Championship matches that year. Then during "WWE Raw" in February, he had a chance to capture the United States Championship against Austin Theory in front of his home crowd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  only for Finn Balor to get involved and cost him the match. This Friday night on "WWE SmackDown," 12 years after being forced to retire, he will battle for a chance to win arguably his most cherished championship back on May 27. Or a strikingly similar version at least. But first, he'll have to go through AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, and the winner of one other Triple Threat Match in order to get there.