Edge is hoping to inspire.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge made a surprise appearance at WWE SummerSlam, delivering a Spear to Elias in a kick-off show segment. Edge's physical involvement with Elias surprised many fans who believed that Edge could no longer be involved in any physical capacity due to his neck issues, which caused him to retire in 2011.
Edge would later reveal that he has been involved in physical activity over the years during his time on movie and television sets.
Taking to Instagram, The Rated R Superstar shared an inspirational story as to why he decided to get back into shape, leading to him feeling better despite his neck injury.
Ok, so here goes. Looks like I’m diving headfirst into the ocean of cheesey gym selfies. No toe dipping here. Yikes. However, I decided to do this to best explain this past year, and maybe help give someone some incentive. Last fall we lost my Mom and my father in law John within a two month span. I didn’t fully grasp the emotional fallout until I looked in the mirror one day and I didn’t like what I saw. At all. I’d stopped training. I stopped dieting, to a huge degree. I just stopped...living like me. Living in the present. Stuck in that past. I was obviously in mourning. But I came to the conclusion my Mom and John wouldn’t want this, and I’d look at my girls and realize that if I want to be around for them, I needed to get off my rapidly expanding butt and get to work getting healthy. I reached out to @nutritionsolutions and got my diet dialed in. I can’t say enough about this company, they’re amazing, and this isn’t a paid endorsement. Then I started putting in the sweat equity. Slowly but surely, I started coming out of the funk. Less lethargic. I started feeling vibrant. Vital. Happy. Like me. Which makes me a better dad and partner. A better person period. I used every excuse I could to stay stuck. Injuries and everything else I already outlined. But the only way I got unstuck, was to JUST. GET. MOVING. So if this reaches even one person out there who may feel stuck, just know, you’re not alone and you can change it.
As of now, there are no plans for Edge to return to the ring for one more match.