5 dream cross-promotional opponents for Edge
Edge is certainly one of the most decorated superstars in the WWE.
A former four-time WWE Champion, seven-time World Heavyweight Champion, five-time Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time Royal Rumble winner, the Rated R Superstar has achieved everything in this business. Needless to say, he also won other titles like the United States Championship and the TagTeam Championship. The list of his accomplishments just goes on.
After retiring in 2011 due to several neck injuries, the WWE Hall of Famer made a remarkable come-back nine years later at the 2020 Royal Rumble. He competed in a match against one of his fiercest rivals, Randy Orton at WrestleMania 36, beating the Viper. He faced Orton again at WrestleMania Backlash, injuring his tricep in the process.
Edge, after recovering, returned to the 2021 Royal Rumble and won the event to headline a triple-threat match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, albeit ending on the losing side.
He then entered a feud with Seth Rollins, who cost him his rematch against Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank. Their feud would go on to become one of the main storylines on SmackDown with Edge beating Rollins at SummerSlam and Rollins exacting his revenge later on the blue brand.
Edge’s sheer will to conquer adversities and stay relevant amid a new generation of WWE superstars is a testament to the passion and love he has for wrestling.
Imagine if the Rated R Superstar was to square off against cross-promotional talent, how exciting that would be? In this article, we look at five dream cross-promotional matches for Edge.
#5 Miro vs. Edge
Miro, aka Rusev, is most remembered in WWE for his feud with John Cena for the United States Championship. The Bulgarian giant came very close to extending his run as the U.S. Champion at WrestleMania 31 but was neutralized with the AA making the Cenation Leader the new champion.
Having said this, Rusev, known as Miro in AEW, has had a formidable run as the TNT Champion since May 12, 2021, dethroning Darby Allin. A tussle with Edge would surely be exciting as it’d be the first time the two would compete.
#4 Jon Moxley vs. Edge
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 16, 2021
A match between Edge and Jon Moxley, fka Dean Ambrose, is most certainly an engaging proposition for a pro-wrestling fan.
The former Shield member never faced The Rated R Superstar in WWE, with the latter being in retirement then. Moxley, a former AEW World Champion, has been on a roll recently. Having got the better of Minoru Suzuki in a singles match on the September 8 episode of AEW Dynamite, Moxley and his partner Eddie Kingston then beat 2point0 in a tag team match a week later.
If this contest happens, it will be an edge-of-the-seat affair with Edge and Moxley being at their aggressive best.
#3 Sting vs. Edge
Sting is one of the best pro-wrestlers to step foot in the squared circle. His time at WCW was simply fantastic. Currently an AEW star, the Icon is helping put young talent over in the company.
The 62-year old’s recent performance at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam with Darby Allin against FTR was a testament to the fact that age is certainly just a number.
A feud with Edge will be one for the ages as these two stalwarts have never squared off. The Icon vs The Rated R Superstar seems like a very formidable and exciting proposition.
#2 Kenny Omega vs. Edge
A match between Kenny Omega and Edge will pin one of the top stars of AEW vs. one of the best in WWE. A classic contest in the making.
Omega is the reigning AEW World Champion and his match with Bryan Danielson last week on Grand Slam was what dreams are made off. With both competitors giving it their all, the match was declared a draw after 30 minutes of brilliant in-ring action.
Omega, a heel in AEW taking on Edge, a babyface in WWE would be a treat worth savoring.
#1 CM Punk vs. Edge
CM Punk and Edge have both made remarkable comebacks to the squared circle. When CM Punk debuted in AEW at AEW Rampage: The First Dance on 20 August in his hometown of Chicago, fans in attendance erupted. Similarly, when Edge made a comeback at the 2020 Royal Rumble, the WWE Universe was overjoyed.
Such is the energy these two stalwarts bring to every arena. Having faced each other earlier in WWE, a match now would be a deal made in heaven. So epic would this contest be when the GTS will be pinned against the Spear. Just thinking about it would surely excite the fans!