Edge was sadly forced to retire in 2011 due to doctors diagnosing him with cervical spinal stenosis. It was feared he could be paralyzed if he wrestled again. So it came as a massive surprise when he hit Elias with a spear this past Sunday at Summerslam.
The subject of his first bump in a wrestling ring in over eight years came up the latest episode of Christian and his E & C’s Pod of Awesomeness podcast, and it now seems his neck injury is no longer considered as bad as it once was.
I think in terms of my neck there’s a lot of miseducation. When I first found out with my retirement speech, I said what I knew at that point. I’ve since learned a lot more. I’m a highly physical person. I fell off a mountain bike a few weeks ago. They don’t give me a stunt double.
I know where I’m at, and I’ve seen my neck guys down here, and they’ve told me the do’s and don’ts, and I’m not in the midst of being told I have to retire, you know? So, I’m much more emotionally aware and hearing everything and going ‘okay, what my limitations are going forward?’ And hitting the Spear is not one of them.
… To be perfectly honest, I think I could do a match tomorrow … I might be blown up, but I’d be okay. It’s just from what I know with the WWE medical staff, they won’t allow. It is what it is, right?
Just from the stuff I’ve experienced in the last eight years and the things I’ve done physically, it’s like ‘I could pull off one.’ I’m not saying I go back and do a year’s worth”
Edge also says that he is looking into stem cell therapy and his neck could be relatively healthy in five years.
So there you have it, another Edge match always seemed impossible, and while unlikely it is now a possibility under the right circumstances.