Edge officially returned to WWE TV at Slam summer Saturday evening, exacting his revenge on the faction he originally created. The WWE Hall of Fame began training the faction at Wrestle Mania 38 after his heel turn leading up to his match with AJ Styles. But when Finn Balor was added to the roster after WrestleMania Backlash, he, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley all decided to kick Edge out of the roster with a vicious beating.
Promotions indicating Edge’s return began appearing on Money in the Bank, with the latest confirmation that he would be back at Slam summer. He arrived late in the match between Judgment Day and The Mysterios, showing off a brand new entrance and a new look. He threw a chair-swaying Balor and Priest, then set up The Mysterios for a Double 619 and the win.
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The 11-time world champion spoke to Steven’s Wrestling Adventure earlier this year and hinted at how long he’ll be staying with WWE. He originally returned from retirement in 2020 Royal Rumble pay per view.
(It) won’t be ten (years), certainly not ten. I doubt it’s five, it will be before that. I don’t even think it’s going to be three. I don’t know, but I don’t think it will take that long. I know the window is small,” he said.
“As I started to feel good and to attack life again, eight years later, nine years later, I started to realize that it was a possibility to come back and finally get those three years and trying to help young talent on the verge, teach them a few things,” he continued. “To do it against a whole new era, to get into it with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and these guys who don’t need my help, but it’s exciting to get in with them and try to stay with them. at this point in my life and my career. I know this won’t last long and I don’t have enough money in the tank to be able to do this. I want to get out before you start leaving, ‘his tank becomes low.’ I want to go out while people still have great memories.”