WWE News: Edge Provides Health Update And Explains Why Recovery Process Has Been Slow

Edge locks Randy Orton in a submission hold.
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In an interview with Busted Open Radio, by way of Ringside News, WWE Hall of Famer Edge revealed that his injury recovery process is taking longer than he originally expected.

“The Rated R Superstar” injured his triceps in his match against Randy Orton at this year’s Backlash pay-per-view. The incident was unfortunate, as it was only Edge’s second singles match since returning to action following a nine-year hiatus.

According to the legendary superstar, he’s used to making speedy comebacks from most injuries, so he was surprised by how long it has been taking this current one to heal. However, Edge said his age could be a factor in his recovery time.

“It’s a learning process because I’m going to be 47 next month, so I didn’t know how I heal from injuries, surgeries [and] things like that. It’s a slow process. I’m not going to lie. The triceps is a different thing. I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35 doing that, so at 10 plus years, I don’t know. It’s a different thing. You don’t realize how much your triceps are involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement.”

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As the report highlighted, Edge signed a contract for nine matches in total. This means fans can expect to see him lace up his boots again once he is back at full health.

The article also noted that “The Rated R Superstar” has a tendency to work fans and interviewers. In previous discussions, he insisted that he’d never wrestle again. However, he soon shocked the world when he returned at this year’s Royal Rumble.

Edge’s next in-ring showdown will likely be against Orton. As of this writing, the two superstars are currently tied at one victory apiece in their current rivalry. A rubber bout between them is reportedly in the works.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, the legendary performers are reportedly set to headline next year’s WrestleMania pay-per-view. The showdown is rumored to have an I Quit stipulation as well.

Some pundits have speculated that the WWE Championship could be up for grabs during that match. However, that may be dependent on Orton taking the title from Drew McIntyre, with whom he has recently been locked in a feud.

Edge’s absence hasn’t stopped him from contributing to the product at least. As The Inquisitr recently reported, he is currently working as a writer behind the scenes.