Edge was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, and due to the injury, he was forced to retire from in-ring action.
After retiring in 2011, Edge made his in-ring debut back in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at the pay-per-view event in January. The former WWE Champion then worked a Last Man Standing Match against Randy Orton at WrestleMania 36.
Diamond Dallas Page did an interview with SportsKeeda where he shared how he had a role in Edge considering making a return to the pro wrestling business.
In this interview, DDP looked back on having a heartfelt conversation with Edge the night of his Hall of Fame ceremony.
This is where he noted that he later had a text message exchange where Edge told him that DDP was his inspiration for working the Royal Rumble.
“I am so happy that he [Edge] is back. When I did my thing with AEW… you know of course it went through the wrestling world like THAT. And I saw Edge come back for that Rumble and I saw how bad… he just left it all out there and I text him, ‘So proud of you bro; you killed it’ and he wrote me back, ‘who do you think was my inspiration?’ He said, ‘if you could do it at 63, dude, I can do it… and my body feels great’.
He is someone I begged, I begged Edge to do DDPY when we were wrestling together and he just didn’t think he needed it. After he broke his neck, he started and he wrote me one of the greatest testimonies. And I said to him… now that was friggin’ 10 years ago or whatever it was… and I said, ‘make sure you keep doing your DDPY, bro’; he goes, ‘wouldn’t leave home without it’. ”
Edge will take on Randy Orton in a singles bout that is being hyped as the greatest wrestling match ever at the Backlash PPV.