Edge was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis in 2011 that led to his retirement from pro wrestling. That changed in January when he made his return to action.
It turns out that while filming content for Sheamus’ workout series, he was riding a mountain bike and had a wreck while going at high speeds for a jump. While he had some minor injuries such as cuts, his neck was fine.
His family doctor wanted to take some x-rays of his neck just to make sure. He also saw a spine specialist and was told to keep doing what he’s doing because it’s working. This made him think about the possibility of wrestling again.
“I talked to [Triple H], and I said, ‘I can’t go to a ring anywhere because people will start seeing me. I can’t go to the PC.’ So they sent me a ring. I got a warehouse space, and I set up a ring and basically had my own personal ‘Field of Dreams,’ and I just got in there and got to work.”
Edge brought up being married to Beth Phoenix and able to work out with her. He also worked with The Revival because they also live in Asheville, North Carolina.
“I was keeping up with them. I wasn’t tired, and I wasn’t sore, and I thought, ‘OK, this is going to happen, and this is going to happen at a level that I wanted.’ I didn’t want to come back and be anything less than what I was. I’m going to have to work differently. I’m going to have different limitations … I still want to be able to go in there and be able to go half an hour.”
Edge also talked about his program with Orton, not being nervous about his wrestling comeback and more. You can read the entire interview here.