» Mysteriously entering WWE full of angst and whispering the words “you think you know me,” Edge has become one of the most accomplished Superstars in WWE history. Whether on his own or as part of “Team E&C” with Christian, Edge has climbed the ladder of success in every division of WWE. One of the pioneers of the Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match (“TLC”), Edge’s star quickly rose as he became a highly touted and respected WWE Superstar.
Debuting in 1998, Edge hooked up with Christian and Gangrel to form The Brood, and the trio was notorious for giving WWE Superstars a mysterious bloodbath. Eventually, Edge & Christian broke away from Gangrel, and after a spectacular Tag Team Ladder Match against the Hardy Boyz at No Mercy 1999, their stock began to rise.
A three-way rivalry with the Hardys and Dudleys led to the first ever Triangle Tag Team Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000, where E&C claimed their first of seven World Tag Team Championships. Months later at SummerSlam, the sextet topped their previous milestone, incorporating tables and chairs into the equation for the first ever TLC Match.
In 2001, Edge got his first big taste of single glory, defeating Kurt Angle to win the King of the Ring tournament. Two months later at SummerSlam, he captured his second Intercontinental Championship by defeating Lance Storm. However, Christian felt slighted, and soon turned against his partner, beginning a vicious war that would see them trade the Intercontinental Championship. Edge also won the WCW United States Championship during that time, and defeated Test to unify the U.S. and Intercontinental Championships at Survivor Series 2001.
In 2002, Edge was drafted to SmackDown during the brand extension, and was quickly able to fulfill a life long dream: teaming with the Hulkster. As a youngster, Edge was a huge fan of Hulk Hogan, and was in the crowd when Hogan took on Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI in Toronto. It was fitting that on July 4, 2002, the most patriotic day in America, Edge teamed with Hogan to win the World Tag Team Championship from Billy & Chuck. Edge would later pair up with Rey Mysterio, and their wars with Los Guerreros and Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit became legendary. On Nov. 7, 2002, the pair won the WWE Tag Team Championship on SmackDown from Angle & Benoit.
Unfortunately, Edge suffered a neck injury in early 2003 that required major surgery, and he missed 14 months of action rehabbing. Upon his return, Edge landed on RAW and defeated Kane at Backlash 2004 in his first match back. The next night, he teamed with Chris Benoit to win the World Tag Team Championship for the ninth time. Edge & Benoit would win the gold one more time at Taboo Tuesday, but under much more acrimonious circumstances. Mad that the fans had not voted him into the main event of Taboo Tuesday 2004, Edge walked out on his partner. Benoit was able to win the match on his own, but the dissension soon cost the team the gold.
From that moment on, Edge had one goal in mind that drove him to obsession: winning the WWE Championship. A now sinister Edge became consumed and ultimately corrupted to the core by his boyhood dream. Feeling “screwed” by other WWE Superstars like Shawn Michaels, the fans and other outside forces, Edge's bitterness fueled him, making him even more driven, unpredictable and desperate.
At WrestleMania 21, Edge used his newfound drive to win a Six-Man Money in the Bank Ladder Match, earning a WWE Championship match anytime before WrestleMania 22. Additionally, Edge scored another Championship match in May 2005 when he won the RAW Gold Rush tournament, defeating Kane after his Lita betrayed her husband and joined up romantically and strategically with Edge.
A bitter, personal rivalry with Matt Hardy over Lita brought a brand new spotlight onto Edge. After months of dealing with Hardy, Edge defeated him at RAW Homecoming in another Money in the Bank Ladder Match, holding onto his Championship Match and sending Hardy to SmackDown in the process.
Finally, after nine months of planning, Edge found the perfect opportunity to cash in his chance. At New Year's Revolution, after John Cena survived a brutal Elimination Chamber Match to retain the WWE Championship, Edge asked Mr. McMahon to use his Money in the Bank shot. In mere minutes, the fresher Edge overwhelmed the tired and bloody champion, and after two spears, Edge pinned Cena to finally realize his childhood dream.
In his high school yearbook, Edge was voted Most Likely to Become WWE Champion; with that prophecy finally fulfilled, the ride is just beginning for the "Rated R Superstar."
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