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April 17, 2011

Video of post-Smackdown tribute to Edge

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it yet, here is the wwe.com video of what happened in the ring with Edge after Tuesday's Smackdown taping concluded.

To watch it, click here.

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Photo courtesy of WWE

Posted by Kevin Eck at 1:34 PM | | Comments (6)
        

Comments

Such an emotional moment. I have a huge amount of respect for Edge and he always put on such amazing matches and he was a true world-class talent in the ring. I'm so sad to see him go, yet so happy that he's choosing to leave on his own terms with a smile on his face, rather than carry on competing and risk fatal injury. Thank you for the memories Edge, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee for sure!

I've just noticed something on one of these video packages. Sure, WWE has removed "Wrestling" altogether...but then why John Cena is allowed to call Edge a wrestler here?

http://vids.wwe.com/11777/ultimate-honors-john-cena-says-e

This was memorable, heartfelt, and honest, which is how Adam Copeland performed during his career. I think it's a fitting sendoff, and his couple of speeches across the two brands made me think of HBK's farewell speech: not a lot of fanfare, but a lot of endearing emotion.

I hope that Edge does take whatever time he needs to heal properly (for once) before pursuing something else and that Christian will someday be a title holder before he ultimately retires, which can't be far off. I just hope the speculation won't become "Christian got the title because Edge wasn't around", because he is so deserving of a place at the top of the roster.

Here's to two good Canadian boys who lived a dream- you make us proud :)

That was awesome.

Not like it's anything new, but just with all the handshakes with fans after his speech, you can see how personal he makes this and that's one of the things that made him stand out as an entertainer. His love for the business of professional wrestling was always evident, sometimes more than others depending on if he was a face or heel at the time, and I think that along with his skills performing is what made him so popular.

Can't wait for the DVD of his greatest matches. One of the best there's been and I'm glad he got out before any permanent damage took place.

Nice to see the wrestlers let their guards down once in a while. In spite of what we sometimes hear about this being a ruthless industry, you can see how much these competitors care about and respect each other.

Edge kept it together during the first speech a few days earlier but the reality and finality of the situation were clearly apparent this time. Same for his best friend Christian, who could barely keep it together.

I'm sure we will see Edge again, in the future, in a different capacity.

It was good the WWE caught this health issue at this point in time. Hats off to them for that and for their first class send off for Edge.

Kevin:

Thanks for sharing. Credit the WWE for posting as well.

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