Edge‘s WWE contract is rumoured to be up following WrestleMania 39, and rumours of a move to AEW have been swirling.
Fans were thrilled when they heard talk of an Edge and Christian reunion in All Elite Wrestling. Christian Cage has been a part of the roster since Match 2021, when he debuted as a shock signing at AEW Revolution.
While the pair haven’t been active wrestlers together since Edge retired in 2011, their friendship has remained. The two are very close and regularly hang out together, with their children becoming firm friends as well.
They haven’t been a tag team together for nearly two decades, so a return of the famous Edge & Christian team would be a huge coup for whichever company managed to snag them.
With Christian Cage’s AEW contract not expected to expire until 2024, it makes more sense for Edge to sign for AEW. He has done all he can in WWE, winning multiple world championships and winning not one, but two Royal Rumbles, each a decade apart.
Edge has always said that he wanted to reunite with his best friend before he retired. Prior to being forced to hang up his boots in 2011, he had planned to wrestle for one more year, teaming with Christian before wrestling him in his last match at WrestleMania 28.
AEW would provide more options for final dream matches for Edge and Christian. The duo could recreate some of their legendary matches with The Hardy Boyz, 25 years later, but also face some more contemporary stars.
Battles against FTR, the Young Bucks and The Lucha Bros would provide some incredible matches for Edge and Christian in AEW. A feud with The Acclaimed would be thoroughly entertaining also, whilst they could put over The Gunns as the tag team of the future.
The possibilities are endless. Edge has been spinning his wheels in WWE since he lost to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37, so a move to AEW would help him end his career in his own way, alongside Christian.
While it seemed strange for both men to sign for different companies, it made sense. WWE had no plan for Christian to wrestle past his Royal Rumble return, and AEW gave him a chance to end his career on his terms, doing some of the best work of his career.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Edge explained why he’s happy for Christian for signing for AEW, stating that he just wanted him to be happy.
“You know, I’m not bummed. I want him to be happy, and I want him to get the respect that he deserves. Because I’d like for him to get the on-air respect that the locker room shows him.
“Because If you ask anyone within our industry, he’s one of the names where people go, ‘Man, that dude.’ Like, if you watch the latest Broken Skulls Sessions with Randy Orton, and you watch Steve and Randy talk about Jay and what he brings to the table.
“So I just want him to be wherever he’s going to get that respect. Because whatever the initials are, he’s my best friend.
“I want him to be happy, and I want him to be able to do hopefully what I get to do do, which is go out on your own terms, and see this thing through properly instead of just like, ‘You’re done.’ ‘Wait, what? I’m what?’ We’ve both been in that scenario. So I just want him to go wherever that’s gonna be.”
Who Are Edge & Christian?
Edge and Christian were a popular tag team in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The team consisted of two real-life friends, Edge (real name Adam Copeland) and Christian (real name Jay Reso), who became known for their comedic antics, high-flying maneuvers, and entertaining promos.
Edge and Christian debuted in the WWE in 1998 as members of the villainous stable, The Brood, along with fellow wrestler Gangrel. They quickly gained a following with their distinctive gothic look and their habit of spitting “blood” (in reality, red food colouring mixed with water) during their entrance.
However, it was not until they broke away from The Brood and formed their own tag team that they really began to make a name for themselves.
The duo quickly became known for their innovative double-team manoeuvres, such as the “Con-chair-to” (in which they would sandwich an opponent’s head between two steel chairs). They also became known for their humorous skits and segments, including their recurring “five-second pose” in which they would strike a comical pose for the cameras.
Edge and Christian’s biggest feud was with another popular tag team, The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy), with whom they had a series of epic ladder matches.
These matches, in which the teams would compete to retrieve a championship belt suspended high above the ring, became legendary for their high-flying and dangerous stunts. Edge and Christian ultimately emerged as the victors of these matches and went on to become seven-time WWE Tag Team Champions.
After several years as a tag team, Edge and Christian both embarked on successful solo careers, with Edge becoming a multiple-time world champion and Christian winning multiple mid-card championships, as well as two short World Heavyweight Championship reigns in the WWE.
However, they remained close friends and occasionally reunited for special events or guest appearances on WWE programming. They both returned from injury during the 2021 Royal Rumble match, hugging in the ring during an incredibly emotional moment.
Overall, Edge and Christian were a beloved tag team in the WWE, known for their athleticism, humour, and chemistry both in and out of the ring. Their matches and segments remain some of the most memorable in WWE history, and they continue to be fondly remembered by wrestling fans around the world.
FTR vs Edge & Christian
One dream match for AEW fans is Edge & Christian vs FTR. This is echoed by one of the members of FTR himself, raising even more excitement about Edge signing for AEW.
Speaking on the FTR podcast, Dax Harwood (of FTR) revealed that he’d love for himself and Cash Wheeler (the duo comprise the entirety of FTR) to face off with Edge and Christian.
Adding even more fuel to the fire, he cryptically noted that it might be more possible than people think, despite Edge and Christian currently wrestling for different companies.
“They won’t mind me saying this but this is more possible than a lot of people might think. Me and Cash, FTR against Edge and Christian. That’s a tag team match I would absolutely love to have. Those two guys are two of the best storytellers in the ring. I don’t think that’s an overstatement or over-rating them, I think a lot of people see that as well. They’re incredible storytellers.”
“I think they led a generation – one of the leaders of a generation of tag teams and I would like to think humbly speaking (FTR is) one of the leaders of a generation of tag teams so that would be number two.”
Would you like to see Edge & Christian reuniting in AEW? Let us know in the comments what you think and which dream matches you’d love to see the duo compete in for the promotion.