11 Time World Heavyweight Champion Edge Retires
Posted by OujaStrike on April 12, 2011
Everyone watching Monday Night Raw was in shock when Adam Copland aka Edge announced that he has Retire from the WWE, The Future WWE Hall of Famer & Current 11 World Champion has been suffering numbness and uncontrollable trembling in his arms and hands.
according to wwe.com
Less than a week after his successful title defense against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII, World Heavyweight Champion Edge has been forced to retire from in-ring competition due to injury. The unexpected news brings to an end a storied WWE career spanning 13 years and consisting of 11 World Title reigns.
The Rated-R Superstar had been suffering numbness and uncontrollable trembling in his arms and hands. This is not the first time Edge has experienced these symptoms of nueropraxia. An MRI administered at Atlanta Midtown Diagnostic Imaging last Monday was sent to Dr. Joseph Maroon, a renowned neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery at The Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After careful examination of the MRI, it was determined that Edge would never be cleared to compete again, and thus, he is forced to retire.
In 2003, Edge underwent a two level spinal fusion of the discs between his C5, C6 and C7 vertebrae. After being cleared to compete, The Rated-R Superstar returned to the ring, resulting in stenosis of the spine, or a narrowing of the spinal column, above and below the fused discs. This narrowing resulted in less and less of the vital fluid needed to protect the spinal cord. Medical professionals cannot clear Edge to compete ever again in WWE since doing so could result in paralysis or even death.
according to some Wrestling websites this appears to be 100% legitimate and not a television storyline.
In the last 6 Years Edge has been the World Champion 11 times a record in a short time period.
Edge will be missed & WWE Smackdown will not be the same, Edge will surrender the World Heavyweight Title Friday Night on Samckdown.
Would Edge surpass Ric Flair’s 16 Time World Title reigns if Edge did not need to Retire? My Answer is YES.