There have been denials for weeks from Edge about being cleared for in-ring action. He has also been denying that he has plans to wrestle again.
However, I just confirmed with two sources that Edge is scheduled to be in Houston this Sunday night, the site of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The source I spoke to did not know what Edge would be doing on the show but it looks likely that he will be a surprise entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble match.
As previously noted, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer was the first to report a few months ago that Edge signed a new multi-year deal with WWE. People I spoke with are under the belief that Edge will be wrestling a limited schedule, similar to Brock Lesnar.
PWInsider reported in October that Edge was in Pittsburgh, PA for WWE-related business. WWE files wrestlers out to Dr. Joseph Maroon’s office in Pittsburgh when they want them to be evaluated for in-ring clearance.
Edge retired in 2011 due to spinal stenosis and it looked like the door was shut for him to ever get physical in a WWE ring again. However, he was brought in for a surprise appearance at the SummerSlam Kickoff show in August to spear Elias.
On his podcast, Edge said that he feels better than he has in years and believed that he could step in the ring again at least for one more match but he did not believe that WWE doctors would clear him. He went on to say that he believed that stem cell treatments could get his neck healthy again within five years. At this point, it looks like he has been cleared for limited action and whatever he does on Sunday should set up his match for WrestleMania in Tampa.
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