Edge and Christian vs. the Hardy Boyz in a Ladder Match at No Mercy 1999; the match would put both teams on the map, and is still considered one of the best ladder matches of all time.
How good was it? When the two teams came out the day after, the whole stadium gave them a standing ovation.
Hulk Hogan has held precisely one tag team championship his entire career - the only title that wasn't a world championship in WCW or WWE - and that was with Edge, the Promoted Fanboy who was sat in the Toronto Sky Dome cheering for Hogan at WrestleMania 6.
Edge making his return from injury in 2001 to Chris Jericho's theme music (complete with siren & pyro cue), before hitting Jericho with a Spear as "Y2J" attempted to injure Hulk Hogan.
Edge's leaping Spear from a ladder to Jeff Hardy (who was hanging from the title belts raised above the ring) during the TLC Match at WrestleMania X-Seven. It may not have done either man any favors in terms of their health, but damn, was that a sight to behold.
The mid-air spear two years earlier at SummerSlam, where he ran along the barricade like a ninja before taking out Matt Hardy, was pretty impressive as well.
After cashing in his Money in the Bank contract, he defeated an already-weakened John Cena to win the WWE Championship at New Year's Revolution 2006 and ascended from midcard heel to "The Ultimate Opportunist".
Later that year, Edge cost Cena the WWE Championship at ECW One Night Stand by spearing Cena through a table, which earned a "Thank You Edge!" chant from the ECW Mutants who had been booing Edge earlier in the evening.
Edge's surprise return from injury in 2010 during the Royal Rumble Match, where he entered at #29 and won the match by eliminating John Cena last.
He got one a few months later at WrestleMania XXVI. In response to losing to World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho (due to some underhanded tactics on Jericho's behalf), an irate Edge got up a minute later and speared Jericho from the announcers' tables through the ringside barricade.
Summerslam 2008's Hell In A Cell Match saw Edge spear The Undertakerthrough the side of the hellacious structure.
His tirade against Michael Cole on the October 4th 2010 edition of Raw:
I would rather listen to a recording of Jim Ross than listen to you for one more second!
Finishing Dolph Ziggler off with Using Christian's Killswitch at the 2011 Royal Rumble to "beat" Dolph Ziggler, after using the Spear (banned under threat of title stripping at the time of the match) behind the referee's back.
As bittersweet as it may be, Edge retiring with the belt still in hand counts as a Moment Of Awesome for one hell of a storied career, especially since it rarely happens in an industry as in-flux as Pro Wrestling. He walked away, but he walked away on top.
To understand why Edge's career is so storied, one has to know these facts: Edge walked off into the sunset as the only WWE performer to have won both world championships (the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship), both secondary championships (the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship), all three variations of the tag team championships (the World Tag Team Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championship, and the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship), a King of the Ring tournament, and a Royal Rumble Match, and the first Money in the Bank ladder match. He also won more titles during his career — thirty-one, as of his retirement — than any other wrestler in WWE history. As the shirt says: "Done it all -- won it all".
Edge's sudden retirement allegedly caused the WWE Draft to be moved up six weeks; while there was a three-hour Raw scheduled for June, Edge's departure left SmackDown without a major main event babyface. Edge's presence was so important to WWE by the time of his retirement that said retirement instigated an immediate restructuring of both the Raw and SmackDown rosters just weeks after he left.
His hardcore match with Mick Foley at Wrestlemania 22 was 14:37 of awesome.
The look on his face at the end of that match is this. (Particularly that he had been cut open almost ear to ear across his forehead by the barbed-wire baseball bat.)
The recent announcement that he'll be the first inductee in the 2012 class for the WWE Hall of Fame.
At the time of the announcement, Edge was the youngest living inductee at 39.note Eddie Guerrero would have been 38 at the time of his induction. Trish Stratus broke Edge's record a year later at 38
One of his earliest CMOAs was delivering an epic speech during the Brood's first interview. Especially pointing out that Gangrel tried his hardest but it fell flat and Christian was being his quiet self, and he still comes out with an epic line. Michael Hayes later stated that Edge would eventually become a rising star due to that sort of talent.
Edge makes a triumphant return to the 4/23/12 RAW and gives Cena a well-needed wake up call for his match against Lesnar at Extreme Rules and ends his promo with these words. Also very significant because that was also Cena's birthday; Edge's speech was basically saying "Happy Birthday, now wake up!"
Edge: I'm not asking you to beat up Lesnar. I'm telling you to.