But do not let the eccentric activities of this Rated R Superstar fool you, behind the character, oh excuse me…the star, is a very intelligent man who has become a true WWE star. In this special StarSpread, TheTVObserver presents one of the most hated, loved and liked WWE star. One thing is for sure…the gods of opportunistic powers gave more than enough blessings to guarantee him championship upon championship.
Better known by his ring name Edge, he is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown brand. Copeland rose through the ranks as one half of the tag team Edge and Christian, alongside his real-life childhood friend and storyline brother Christian. He is noted for being the most decorated tag team champion in WWE history, winning a record 12 tag team titles.
Weight: 250 lbs
Debuted with WWE: 1998
Copeland is an eight-time World Champion, having won the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship four times each.
Edge began his career being a wrestler at a young age. His favorite wrestlers included Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig), Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat (Richard Blood), Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
In 1998, Copeland was signed by the World Wrestling Federation and made his television debut on the June 30 episode of Raw Is War as Edge, a loner character who entered the arena through the crowd for his matches.
In his first pay-per-view match at SummerSlam, he served as Sable's (Rena Mero) mystery tag team partner against Jacqueline (Jacqueline Moore) and Marc Mero, and bodyslammed Sable onto Mero in a pinning position to pick up the win
Edge went on to solidify himself as an emerging singles star by winning the King of the Ring tournament in 2001. When WrestleMania X8 came around, Edge found himself in a match with Booker T (Booker Huffman) that was the result of Edge beating out Booker for a fictitious Japanese shampoo endorsement.
Edge was drafted to the SmackDown! brand in the first WWE Draft Lottery. Upon arriving there, he began a feud against Kurt Angle, which culminated in Edge shaving Kurt's head following a hair vs. hair match at Judgment Day.
He was scheduled to return to the ring in February 2004, but he suffered a legitimate broken hand just before his planned return, forcing him to stay out of the ring for an additional month. He was placed on the Raw brand in the WWE Draft after WrestleMania XX and returned to in-ring action shortly after that event.
Upon his return, Edge's character became that of a crazed villain with severe anger management problems centered around his obsession for the World Heavyweight Championship
Even though he was already a villain, Edge faced even more scorn from the fans due to his adulterous affair with Amy Dumas, known on-screen as Lita
In early February 2007, Edge beat Rob Van Dam to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match, but suffered a legitimate broken jaw in the process. He remained on TV but avoided physical confrontations until WrestleMania 23. Meanwhile, his tag partner Orton also qualified for the Money in the bank match, which led to dissent between them.
On the May 7, 2007 edition of Raw, Edge defeated Mr. Kennedy to win his Money in the Bank title opportunity (Kennedy had suffered a legitimate injury prior to the match, plus Edge attacked Kennedy before the match), making Edge a two-time Money in the Bank holder
On the June 30, 2008 edition of Raw, Edge interrupted the farewell speech of Jim Ross, who had been drafted to SmackDown! the week before, and forced him to leave the ring. Edge then cut a promo mocking Raw's lack of a world champion, as WWE Champion Triple H had also been drafted to SmackDown! the previous week, and proceeded to leave.
On the August 6, 2006 episode of Mind of Mencia, Copeland appeared as Edge as a commentator for "The Royal Religious Rumble". He punched out an actor playing L. Ron Hubbard to stop Scientology from ruling the world and then speared another actor playing Tom Cruise.
Copeland does not smoke. He claims he had his first cigarette when he was sixteen, hated it, and has not smoked since.
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