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  • Actor Allusion:
  • Amazon Chaser: Married to Beth Phoenix
  • Breakup Breakout:
    • Though Christian is doing pretty well for himself.
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    • Both he and Christian count as this with regards to The Brood.
    • Subverted when it comes to being a Grand Slam Champion, though: Christian is one, while Edge won't be traditionally speaking as he needed to have the European or Hardcore Title, both of which were retired. Then there was the issue of his retirement in 2011. Double Subverted as of late, since: a) the WWE counts the United States Championship as part of them modern definition of a Grand Slam, and b) He's once more a wrestler after spending nearly a decade in retirement.
  • Creator Breakdown: Downplayed example. While his feud with Matt Hardy is what launched him into one of WWE's most iconic heels, for Edge himself it was not a walk in the park. He has constantly referred to this period as the most stressful of his career, and he coped by channeling the hatred of the fans into making himself a better heel. While it's nothing compared to the forced retirement of Lita or the downward spiral Matt himself would go through in the following six years, it's also clear that Edge was not enjoying himself during that feud.
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  • Follow the Leader: Ever since he originally cashed in his Money In The Bank contract, by taking advantage of the champion already being tired from a previous match note , it's happened just about once a year since then. By now you're pretty safe calling the man with the briefcase the 'champion-in-waiting.' This was even noted by Michael Cole on the 7/22/11 Smackdown. There have been three exceptions to this trend: Rob Van Dam, the very next briefcase holder after Edge - and whom Edge helped win said cash-in, actually stated when and where he wanted to cash it; John Cena who also said when and where note ; and Dean Ambrose, who told his formed Shield comrades Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns he's going to cash in on whoever wins the main event of Money in the Bank in case he wins the briefcase. And he did.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
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    • He attended WrestleMania VI at the SkyDome (now Rogers Centre) in Toronto in 1990, cheering for then-WWF Champion Hulk Hogan in a match against the Ultimate Warrior. It was this match that inspired Adam Copeland to become a wrestler, along with his close friend Jason Reso (Christian), who was also in attendance.
    • Truth on two levels. Twelve years later, not only would he win his first WrestleMania singles match as the Show of Shows returned to the SkyDome at WrestleMania X8, but he would win the WWE World Tag Team Championship with Hogan on a July 2002 episode of Smackdown.
    • Also, in one of his high school yearbooks, he was voted "Most Likely to Win the WWF Championship".
  • Real Life Writes the Plot / Worked Shoot:
    • The Edge / Matt Hardy / Lita Love Triangle in 2005. And the ironic thing was that Edge was the Hardys' real-life friends.
    • While Matt was gone from WWE, Lita and Kane were (kayfabe) married for a while; eventually, Kane found out that Lita was cheating on him...with Edge.
    • The main reason Edge had to retire: doctor's orders due to injuries suffered over the years.
  • Romance on the Set:
    • Happened infamously with Lita.
    • Subverted recently. He's romantically linked to Beth Phoenix as of late 2012, and the two were in WWE together for a few years but only started a relationship about a year after Edge retired.
  • Star-Making Role:
    • There are actually three categories of this for him.
    • For those cementing him and Christian as a first rate team, we have the ladder match against the Hardy Boyz at No Mercy 1999, and any and all triangle ladder and TLC matches against the Hardyz and The Dudley Boys.
    • For those cementing him as a future singles star, we have his 2002 feud with Kurt Angle and one particularly amazing match on SmackDown against Eddie Guerrero.
    • For those cementing him as a bona fide main event player, we have cashing in the Money in the Bank on John Cena in 2006, his Hardcore match at WrestleMania 22 with Mick Foley, and his feud(s) with The Undertaker and Batista in 2007-2008.
    • And let's make one thing perfectly clear. Those aren't even the whole list. Edge's career has basically been one giant level grind accentuated by star-making roles.
  • What Could Have Been: Edge was originally slated to have a ladder match against Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules 2011... but then real life wrote the plot. So Christian got it instead.
    • In his biography, Adam states he had a catch phrase for the Brood ("Beware, take care, cause the freaks come out at night"), which he even said once in an on-air interview. However, the Brood split up before he got to start using it frequently.
    • Edge was supposed to retire a year later than when he actually did. It was said that his last match was supposed to be a WrestleMania match against Christian.
    • By his own admission, TNA offered him a contract with a reduced schedule somewhere around 2008, but he turned it down after a lot of consideration. If he hadn't, we could have seen and E&C reunion far earlier, as well as matches against Samoa Joe, Sting and AJ Styles
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