After coming back from a nine-year retirement, Edge is once again on the injured list with a torn triceps muscle but the WWE Hall of Famer is using this as a learning experience.
Tearing his triceps against Randy Orton at WWE Backlash, Edge tells Sports Illustrated that he is learning from this most recent injury and even compare that to his 2009 Achilles tendon injury that kept him out of action from the summer of 2009 until the Royal Rumble of 2010, which will he would return to win.
“It’s OK. You know, I look at injuries and ask myself, ‘How was it compared to the Achilles tear?’ [laughs]. Compared to the Achilles tear, it was nothing. There was surgery, but I know the drill. I know what I have to do, and I know you have to baby it for the first month, then I can start putting the nose to the grindstone. I can still do exercises for the rest of my body, which is good, so it’s just being careful,” Edge would say.
He continued, “It’s a learning experience, too. The doctor that did the surgery said that there was a good chance my tricep was already partially torn going into the match, so I look at it as a learning experience. My elbow was sore for probably a month, but I thought it was one of those regular aches and pains. I have a bunch of floating chips in my elbow, so I told myself, ‘Of course it’s going to hurt.’ This is a reminder that I need to listen to those things. At 46 years old, my body is trying to tell me something’s up. Now I have that knowledge going forward if something’s aching.”
On his most recent appearance on Raw, Edge promised to gain a measure of revenge on Randy Orton to the point where Randy will wish that his father, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, was “shooting blanks” on the night that Randy was conceived.