One year after Edge made his shocking return to the ring at Royal Rumble 2020, his best friend Christian followed suit at Royal Rumble 2021.
Christian's music hit at number 24, surprising everyone in the ring, including Edge.
Though Edge had a look of shock on his face as Christian walked down the ramp, he was one of the few to know Christian had been cleared to return.
"Here’s the beautiful part, here’s where wrestling can work at its purest, best level," Edge told Alistair McGeorge of Metro. "When you have reality and truth, and real emotions that can’t be fabricated, that can’t be written, that can’t be scripted. So the look you saw on my face as Christian was coming down the ramp, that was real. That was me being part dumbfounded that we were both in the Royal Rumble in 2021 after being told we could both never do this again. Proud – there was pride because I know how hard he worked to get back to the point where he could be cleared – which was evident by looking at him. There’s so many emotions in that moment and in that look – because I’ve known he’s been cleared for a little while, right? So I knew all of these things, but then when it’s actually happening, you’re in the moment, you’re in the pocket, that’s when you get everything that you’ve been feeling for this last little while and it’s able to come out. ‘It just so happens to be able to come out on screen, and that’s a beautiful thing!"
Edge won the Royal Rumble and is on to WrestleMania to challenge for one of the three major championships. Christian's future is a little less clear, but Edge would love to reunite E&C at some point down the line.
"I would love it! I think at some point that would need to happen -just because there’s so many opportunities there. ‘Between Edge and Christian against The Usos – I mean, man! Edge and Christian against The New Day, Edge and Christian against Ziggler and Roode, Edge and Christian versus the Street Profits! Not for nothing, Edge and Christian versus Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. There’s some stuff there," he said.
Edge is set to appear on Wednesday's NXT as he continues to ponder his WrestleMania decision.
Fightful will have live coverage of NXT beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.