EdgeAdam Joseph Copeland
- Birthdate: 10/30/1973 (age 41)
- Height: 6'5"
- Weight: 241 Ib
Copeland was trained by former professional wre...
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WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion "The Rater R Superstar" Edge joined Wrestle Talk Radio Sunday Night. In a nearly 30 minutes interview, he discussed his appearance on SyFy's shot Haven and how he got into acting, his skit on Mind of Mencia commentating on a match between Moses and Jesus, his impending neck surgery, transition from in-ring promo work to acting, being there for Christian's World Title win, the iconic TLC match with the Hardy's and the Dudley's at Wrestlemania X-7, the memorable ‘Five Second Pose' idea as well as who came up with the concept and several favorite poses, what it was like hugging Kane on Smackdown, his passion for arts and reading, would he consider comedy as a future avenue, his Hall of Fame induction and being the youngest inductee in the Hall, cutting his hair and the decision/reason to do so, the legacy of Edge and so much more.
On his appearing on Haven: "It's kind of cool; for me appearing on Smackdown and to turn people's eyes to that show too; that's mission accomplished… I've hand a few run-ins with burring people on that show; that's the first instance this year and there's one more in one of the further episodes. It's one of those things too where they'll build props and they'll just figure ‘Well, he's lifting it so it doesn't matter if it weighs 200 pounds' so after the 10th take, it's like ‘Yeah, it does!' But it's a pretty good experience; it's a lot of fun. You get to like out in Nova Scotia for the summer and shoot out there which is nice because I hadn't lived out there since about 1994. It's something new; it's a new challenge.
On what prompted his move to acting: When I was forced into retirement and having to come to terms with that, this fell in my lap and it ended up just being, I guess, the next step of what I might do; I'm still not entirely positive, but it's been a lot of fun so far. And it still taps into those creative juices that I know, I realize now, that I'm going to have to get out one way or the other, whether it's writing or reading or painting or something like that. Some people are wired where they can crunch numbers or sit in an office; I can't do that, I just have to get it out some other way. I can stand in a gallery all day and look at things or just hike a mountain or something like that, but I cant, I can't sit in an enclosed space for too long."
On future acting possibilities and his pending neck surgery: "You know, the acting thing was never my intent at all. I never saw myself doing anything, wrestling was kind of it for me. Through the years, WWE would say, ‘Hey, what about this?' and I'd say ‘Ok, sure. Yeah, I'll do it, sounds like fun' but I'm still going to come back to wrestling; it's not like I'm going to take off for a year and go make movies or anything like that. Even when I did shoot that WWE movie, I still maintained the wrestling schedule. So, it was never my goal or anything like that but then when faced with retirement, I was like ‘Ok, well, this has once again fallen into my lap. I guess I'll give this a shot. Worth a try' Going forward, right now, Haven is the only think on the docket.
But I have to get neck surgery, again, in November. I'd been putting that off since I retired just because something would come up, like the Hall of Fame. I don't want to sit on my butt for four months in a neck collar and then show up on stage and have people go ‘Woah, retirement hasn't been good to him.' And then, from there it was ‘Ok, Haven was starting to shoot again and I need four months to recover from the surgery," so I just haven't had enough time yet to get the surgery done. So I was like, ok, the season has wrapped; I'll do the promotional stuff and a few appearances here and there and then November 8th is the surgery and I thought I'll just concentrate on that, getting healthy and then go from there."
The iconic TLC match at Wrestlemania X-7 with the Hardys and Dudleys: "At...