With the Royal Rumble only a couple of days away, most of the slots have already been taken by current WWE superstars. As usual, the company has left a handful of spots open for surprise entrants and to keep things even more exciting and fresh. Even though several rumors have been flying around about this year’s event, even more signs are now pointing to the possible return of Adam “Edge” Copeland on Sunday evening.
Edge has been retired from the ring for years now, and it was something that needed to be done for his health. He had to step away due to medical reasons and it was never known if he’d be able to wrestle again, but the possibility has sprung up a lot in the last year.
Despite the rumors, Edge has continuously shot them down and said that the reports about his in-ring comeback are false. The former multi-time World Champion did recently sign a new deal with WWE for a lot of money, but he still insists that it has nothing to do with wrestling again.
Wrestling News appears to believe that this is simply a case of Edge and WWE trying to steer fans away from the truth. According to the publication’s sources, not only is Edge confirmed to be in Houston this weekend, but he will also be a surprise entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble match.
Over the last few months, the new contract with WWE was far from the only thing that signaled a return was coming for Edge. He had also been seen in Pittsburgh at one point and it was said he was there for “WWE-related business” — possibly a visit to a company doctor.
Last year at SummerSlam, he made an appearance and had a segment with Elias which the fans loved. Edge wasn’t just there to speak, though, as he delivered a massive spear, much to the delight of everyone watching the show.
Edge has constantly said that he feels great and that he truly believes he could wrestle again, even though his spinal stenosis called for him to retire.
While there seems to be a good chance Edge may end up competing at the Royal Rumble, all of this needs to be taken with a grain of salt in the meantime. More clues are pointing to him being in Houston for an in-ring return, but only time will officially tell.