Edge admits he had no plans for life after wrestling

Dec 2, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

“I had no aspirations after wrestling. I truly just assumed I would retire, grow a big beard, sit on my deck and figure out what was next. If it was nothing, I was OK with that. I pretty much immediately did ‘Haven,’ but still had no kind of false aspirations that this was something that I’d be good at, or would want to do outside of just a couple episodes. It’d be fun, and that will be that.”

source: ESPN

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3 Responses

  1. Tollefaan says:

    How could he have had? He was forced to retire.

  2. Jeff says:

    i wonder, would he have signed a new contract once that one did expire in end of 2011 ? HUmmm

  3. Gazz says:

    Considering some of the more hardcore based matches that Edge wrestled (TLC, no holds barred) and the injuries he picked up (including the Spinal fusion) it surprises me to hear him talk about how he didn’t prepare himself for life after wrestling.

    To paraphrase something I said on another forum, I believe that every wrestler should have something to fall back on if/when the time comes that their career ends, whether it be through injury, or the person leaves of their own accord for whatever reason, they should IMO make such plans before getting into the business.

    Not everyone will be able to command million dollar contracts, and/or have the name recognition to be able to do something in the public eye after wrestling, should they choose such a path, so whether it be going back to school and refreshing their education, or doing something based on something they did when they were younger, wrestlers of all walks should prepare for life after wrestling.

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