WWE’s Road To WrestleMania kicks off with the Royal Rumble pay-per-view this Sunday and Edge could be making a grand in-ring return at the event despite him repeatedly gunning down such rumors.
On PWInsider Elite audio, Mike Johnson held a detailed discussion on Edge’s surprise return at the Rumble and how his new contract would see him wrestle as a “special attraction” (like The Undertaker and Goldberg) in WWE.
“I believe he is returning to the ring he has actually signed a contract with the company. He actually signed that new contract after a little flirtation with All Elite Wrestling and we have heard that there is a pretty high upside and we’ve been told that there is a pretty high upside to people that we’ve spoken to wrestlers or otherwise in WWE say that Adam Copeland will return to the ring this year as a special attraction and he will be competing for WWE.”
While the Hall Of Famer doesn’t have any chance of winning the Men’s Rumble, his special appearance in the elimination match is enough to drive the WWE Universe wild and boost viewership ratings. A spectacular return at Sunday’s event would also set him up for WWE’s gala Saudi Arabian PPV next month.
“The Royal Rumble makes the most sense for him to return and make a big splash headed into WrestleMania season even if he’s gonna be a major attraction at the February 27th Saudi Arabia show.”
“I’ve asked around and no one has told me that they have heard of Adam Copeland going to the Rumble. I stand by what I have previously stated that I believe we will see him on WWE programming and I’m gonna leave it at that.”
Meanwhile, on the Pearl Jam “Live on 4 Legs” podcast, Edge denied reports of his recent meeting with WWE medics in Pittsburgh as well as his signing of a new contract with the billion-dollar promotion.
“It’s kind of funny to me, honestly. All of these rumors happening that I’ve been to Pittsburgh [where WWE’s medical team is based] and I’ve been cleared to wrestle again and I’ve signed a new contract, and I have no idea where any of it came from. The last time I was in Pittsburgh, I had my wrist fused in 2013. I don’t know.”
“…I haven’t signed a contract, I think I would know.”
It’s possible that Edge is working fans to keep the hype and intensity intact for his major return at Royal Rumble. At this point, it’s pretty hard to believe that all of it is just wishful thinking.