WWE Survivor Series 2011: Preview and My Finishes

WWE Survivor Series 2011 has revolved around one matchup. John Cena and The Rock taking Awesome Truth in what will be Dwayne Johnson’s first wrestling match in seven years! Normally, the thought of Dwayne lacing up the boots for one more match would delight any pro wrestling fan. However, I’ve found the build for this big four pay per view to be lackluster and foolishly booked to a point where the WWE acted out of lack of knowledge while compensating fans with predictable programming.

Because of this, I feel it’s only right for me to provide readers with an alternative. My plan isn’t intricate whatsoever; I will discuss each matchup while creating the finishes that will play a necessary role in future storylines.

Enjoy

Team Barrett vs. Team Orton:

I expect great things from the competitors in this match with Team Orton prevailing. However, if I was deciding the finish, Team Barrett would triumph over Team Orton as the winners. You see, the WWE has done exceptionally well in reestablish Wade Barrett over the course of several weeks. The Englishman has compiled an exquisite set of wins over the likes of Sheamus and Randy Orton. If the WWE has a long term plan for Barrett, his team should pick up the win here. With the likes of Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger sharing the spotlight at Survivor Series, it would be reasonable to have them go over as it’ll be great for their future.

My Finish: Sheamus would be counted out or disqualified after pinning Rhodes. This would leave Barrett and Orton to decide a winner. Obviously, Randy would need to save face as the chance of him putting over Barrett cleanly is slim to none. Barrett would utilize a dirty tactic (interference, low blow etc.) and finish Orton with the Wasteland.

Beth Phoenix vs. Eve:

I must say, the WWE hasn’t given me a reason to care for their Divas Division, thus explaining why I’ll keep this rather short. A stipulation was recently added to this match with Phoenix defending her Divas Championship in a LumberJill’s matchup. I feel as if both competitors will put on an exquisite match, echoing their performance at Vengeance but Phoenix will/should retain regardless. The primary reason for Phoenix’s retention is the impending feud between Phoenix and Natalya.

My Finish: Beth doesn’t need dirty tactics to defeat Eve Torres but I would have the babyface Divas interfere on Eve’s behalf when Phoenix is tossed outside of the squared circle. However, Beth will overcome this and retain the Glam Slam.

Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison:

This match will be the entertaining confrontation on this card. The problem is, the Internet (and the live audience too) will be too focused on Zack Ryder instead of enjoying the potential match of the year candidate. Yes, Ryder was able to persuade thousands to sign his petition for a U.S. Title match. However, Ryder has already partaken in two U.S. Championship matches with Ziggler and failed to capture the coveted championship. On the other hand, Morrison’s placement in this match was to thrust the support for Ryder to new levels. I don’t understand why Ryder’s fans fail to realize this but I believe Ryder will become Champion soon. Anyway, John Morrison has regained his “mojo” and intends of winning his first United States Championship this Sunday. The Shaman of Sexy picked up his first win in three months after defeating the Champion with a surprise crucifix. Because of the increased coverage of Morrison, his title match Sunday, and win over Ziggler last week, I believe Mr. Parkour is here to stay. This Sunday, John Morrison wins the United States Championship. The subsequent feud with Ryder will determine if Zack will be Santino Marella 2.0 or a potential main eventer. On the other hand, Dolph Ziggler will finally ascend to the top card.

Everybody wins

My Finish: I can’t decide on a solid finish to this matchup but I expect Ryder to be at ringside or involved nonetheless. It can go the simply route with Morrison defeating Ziggler with the Starship Pain or Morrison using a dirty tactic as a face (see Edge vs. Randy Orton RAW 2004 Intercontinental Championship) while disposing of Ryder after his win.

Mark Henry vs. Big Show:

The battle for the World Heavyweight Championship has certainly been a noteworthy one. I must say, these two put on one of the best big man matches I’ve watched in quite some time. However, I have a problem with the WWE using Daniel Bryan to progress the feud between these two. Anyway, I do feel as if these guys will put on another great match with Mark Henry retaining his World Championship.

My Finish: Mark Henry defeats Big Show clean.

Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk:

This feud has been repetitive and unbearable. It’s absolutely one sided and I quietly wait for the day it finally ends. As entertaining as CM Punk is, even he cannot make Alberto Del Rio slightly interesting. On the other hand, how many times has this match been given away on RAW? If I’m not mistaken, these two have already faced off on three occasions (on RAW). Anyway, I expect Alberto Del Rio to retain his WWE Championship but my booking plan differs.

My Finish: CM Punk defeats Del Rio cleanly for the WWE Championship. Therefore these two can face off at TLC and end this feud immediately.

The Miz and R-Truth vs. John Cena and The Rock:

Referencing what I stated above, this pay per view revolves around this match. Excuse me; this pay per view revolves around The Rock. The build for this pay per view has saw the other three competitors take on each other in handicap and tag team matches while the other guy sends his condolences via satellite. The matches have been lackluster while Awesome Truth have been dominated or needed to cheat to defeat Cena. So I ask the question, why is the Rock needed when Cena can beat them on his own? Anyway, Cena and Rock will display some friction throughout the matchup but they’ll pick up the win regardless.

My finish: The Rock and Cena will win clean but one has to attack the other after the match concludes. I still don’t think the WWE has the testicular fortitude to turn Cena heel but I would have him drop Rock with an Attitude Adjustment. However, Cena would not show any happy facial expressions like the last time he gave Dwayne an Attitude Adjustment. Cena will display some anger while quietly leaving Rock unconscious in the ring while giving the crowd a blank stare as he exits.

By doing this, it will create buzz about a possible heel turn thus causing fans to watch RAW the next night.

Cliffhanger

(The U.S. Title may change this weekend/tonight. If it does, I predict Ryder to finally win the U.S. Championship)

WWE Vengeance 2011 Review

Hello Revolutionaries, I am very enthusiastic right now as I actually enjoyed the WWE Vengeance pay per view. Yes, I enjoyed it but it doesn’t mean the pay per view didn’t have it flaws. Anyway, I felt as if I should give you a realistic point of view. Trust me, you’re going to read positive receives as this pay per view was generally received but the problems shouldn’t be ignored. The biggest problem was the lack of build going into the show. It was a solid pay per view but that build is crucial considering it determines if fans will buy your pay per view’s or not.

Anyway, here it is.

Unsurprisingly, the pay per view opens up with Air Boom vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. I figured the WWE wanted to have Ziggler come off as wrestling early in the show so he’ll be relaxed whenever his match with Ryder came later in the night. When Cole stated Ziggler’s match with Zack was immediately after this one, I figured Swagger would work the majority of this match.

This match was a great opener with both teams working exceptionally well with each other. It’s amazing that high flyer’s like Air Boom can sync well with collegiate wrestlers like ZigSwag. I wasn’t surprised when Air Boom got the win as it would be foolish to have Ziggler hold two titles let alone drop down to the tag team division.

AB wins with the TIP/STP combination while Ryder comes out for his U.S. Title match.

This was also a great match and it really displayed the fact that Dolph is a workhouse capable of putting on two great matches back to back. Ryder was also very impressive here and there were some moments where I thought Ryder would pull it off, rendering my prediction inaccurate. I don’t understand why Swagger and Vickie were allowed to stay at ringside because it gave away the finish to be honest.

I must say, Ziggler’s super kick was amazing and it looked as if he legitimately knocked Ryder out with it.

I can’t help but think that it made Ryder look kind of week considering Dolph had already wrestled a match.

Anyway, going into this pay per view, I knew Ryder wouldn’t win because Vinnie Mac’s bodybuilder fetish wouldn’t allow it. If anything, Mason Ryan is going to be the guy to take that U.S. Title off of Ziggler. Let’s not forget that Ryder is racking in loads of money through merchandise sales but apparently, Vince doesn’t think he’s good enough to win the U.S. Championship.

Vince would respond but he’s probably too busy being fondled by Mason.

A random segment featuring Triple H, CM Punk, and Ted Dibiase (briefly) hinted towards a turn by one of the two combatants. To be honest, it almost made me think Triple H was turning heel but it would have made the walkout angle completely irrelevant. Yeah, in case you didn’t notice, the point of it was to get Triple H over as a face and force fans to feel sorry for him.

Yep, it’s all about the Game (literally).

The matchup for the Divas Championship is undoubtedly the Divas match of the year. Eve went out and proved that she was better than Kelly Kelly. In my opinion, she always has been. Even though she lost, Eve looked great in defeat while making Beth look stronger as a Champion.

Next up, we have the Great White vs. Captain Charisma. This was a solid match but nothing stood out here as I was already anticipating the other matches five minutes into it. The WWE could’ve made this a gimmick match because the crowd wasn’t into it at all. Unsurprisingly, Sheamus goes over while Christian takes the pin in another uneventful feud. I felt as if Christian should’ve won this match if they planned on continuing this feud but Vince McMahon’s indifference towards Christian continues.

It’s sickening to watch Christian lose countless matches while portraying this CLB gimmick I’ve always hated.

It sucks.

Miz and R-Truth vs. Triple H and CM Punk was a pretty decent matchup with Awesome Truth picking up the win. I had Trips/Punk winning this but didn’t rule out a Kevin Nash sighting here and that’s exactly what happened. Why is this piece of crap still on my television screen? Modern fans don’t know who the hell he is and apparently those watching at home don’t either. Somehow, he always ends up somewhere I don’t want him and is apparently going to be on the opposite team vs. Rock/Cena at Survivor Series.

Anyone else notice that Nash botched his jackknife powerbomb?

Yeah, I’m sooooo excited for that matchup….

Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton put on a decent pay per view match that didn’t live up to the expectations I had for it. It seemed like any other match the two have had to be honest. Randy Orton isn’t losing three straight pay per views so I wasn’t surprised when he got the win after an RKO.

Whatever

Big Show vs. Mark Henry was really an eye opener as most fans predicted it to be a slow and uneventful match considering the size of the competitors. However, these two put on a pretty good big man matchup that ended with both retaining some momentum. To be honest, I saw the suplex spot coming a mile away. When Henry climbed the ropes I considered it already set and stone even though he got choke slammed. I wonder what Brock Lesnar has to say about this.

His peanut size brain wouldn’t allow anything over a kindergartener’s comprehension.

It was a great way to sell the impact of the suplex by introducing hospital personnel and the General Managers. Laurinaitis wasn’t exactly needed as we knew the WWE Title match would still take place.

Oh and he still absolutely, positively, undoubtedly, unquestionably, completely suck.

The WWE Champion comes out first to no reaction (as usual). Cena comes out to one of the biggest pops of the night while I question why the WWE Champion came out first. Anyway, Cena has some new attire that is undoubtedly better than that red crap he had been wearing. The rise above hate moniker is fitting as a guy had a “We Hate Cena” shirt on a Cena noticed.

Anyway, the match was pretty good with Del Rio being assisted by Awesome Truth and the WWE Championship. Fortunately, John Cena is apparently out of the WWE Title picture while unfortunately, Alberto Del Rio is still the WWE Champion.

Awesome Truth apparently created a reason for Cena to team with Rock at Survivor Series and basically confirmed the fact that we’re going to need a bulldozer to unbury them after facing Trips/Rock/Cena next month.

On the other hand, WWE is probably going to push a feud between Punk and Del Rio, The thing is, how long have these guys been in the WWE title picture? How many times have the faced off on free TV this year? Why would anyone want to purchase a pay per view that these two are headlining?

Exactly

Can we get some fresh talent in the title picture please? There’s a guy named Dolph Ziggler that wouldn’t do too bad if given an opportunity.

Overall thoughts:

Why is CM Punk still losing pay per view matches? Why is Ziggler going to drop the U.S. Championship to Mason Ryan instead of Zack Ryder? Why is Alberto Del Rio WWE Champion? Why would anyone be interested in Punk facing Del Rio? Did Orton have to win tonight? Did Sheamus have to win tonight?

Where was John Morrison for God sakes?

Solid pay per view like I stated above but the build could’ve been better.

WWE’s 13 Years of Decadence: 13 Things To Love about Edge

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Almost 13 years ago, The Rated R Superstar made his distinct WWE debutOne of the best Superstars in WWE History, Edge began as a mysterious character that entered the arena through the crowd. Edge was infamous for roaming through the streets and attacking pedestrians for no apparent reason.

Despite our opinions, Edge was one of the biggest stars of the last decade.

An 11-time World Champion, Edge has become one of the greatest champions in WWE History. His premature retirement has left a huge effect on the WWE as a whole. If Edge were still wrestling today, the entire SmackDown landscape would be exceptionally different.

Although I’m a huge Edge Head, I refrained from releasing tribute article months ago.

Instead, I decided to write an article remembering his controversial, yet entertaining career. The reason this is 13 slides is to commemorate the number of years Edge was an employee for the WWE.

Enough of my small talk, here’s the show.

Improvised with Age

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During the earlier portion of his career, Edge’s persona wasflamboyant. Edge’s attire was noticeably more outlandish and inserted more style. The colors wereloud and hardly unnoticeable by the live audience. Copeland almost always wore a pair of colorful shades.

His normal attire was somewhat similar to the style of John Morrison when he initially began utilizing the persona on ECW in 2006.

Edge was somewhat of a Californiansurfer type of wrestler.  Most of his promos included the word awesome.His character was comedic genius who utilized his charisma to pump the crowd.  After his face turn in 2001, Edge was a staple to WWE television.

After the end of the Invasion angle, Edge was moved to SmackDown and added a littleedge to his character. He adopted Rob Zombies “Never Going Stop” over the infamous“On the Edge. Edge’s neck injury halted his impending ascension to the top of WWE SmackDown.

When Edge returned in 2004, the familiar slim build of the Superstar was a thing of the past.  Edge’s happy-go attitude had almost completely disappeared. Around this time, he abandoned the aerial style of his past and began utilizing a more aggressive in-ring style.

After his heel turn, Edge adopted Alter Bridge’s Metalingus and became the perfect bad guy.

A crazed heel obsessed with capturing the crown jewel of the WWE.

The World Heavyweight Championship

WrestleMania 21 was a focal point in Edge’s career. The Superstar grasped the Money in the Bank briefcase. The controversy with Matt Hardy and Lita made Edge the top heel in the WWE. Around this time, Edge added numerous tattoos and began utilizing his Rated R Superstar gimmick.

His flamboyant style was completely gone as Edge altered everything, including his in-ring attire.

The gimmick was pure gold.

Ring Psychology and Timing

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Triple H, one of Edge’s distant rivals, is noted for this dirty tactics and opportunistic ways in his on-screen rivalries. The opportunistic ways of Edge could very well rival those of The Game. Perhaps one of the more (kayfabe) intelligent individuals on the WWE Roster, Edge was the definition of right place at the right time.

As a two-time Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge, perhaps more than any other, cashed in on his opponent when they were at their weakest. An Elimination Chamber near crucified WWE Champion John Cena. Multiple battles with Batista and a thrashing from Mark Henry left Undertaker easy pickings for Edge.

In a similar incident, Edge goaded Mr. Kennedy into a match for Ken’s Money in the Bank. Before Kennedy could enter the ring, Edge attacked him, infuriating Ken enough to have him agree to the match.

With the addition of Vickie Guerrero, Edge opportunistic ways became a staple to SmackDown programming. A notable example would be the 2008 Survivor Series matchup involving Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov.

Edge is also one of the most underrated in-ring psychologist of this generation.

The manner in which Edge could counter the moves of John Cena or Undertaker was poetry in motion. It seemed as if Edge was already prepared for the things to come when facing a formidable foe. Edge could be on the receiving end of a devastating beating to win it all with the swiftness of a spear.

Just watch his match with Mick Foley at WrestleMania 22.

Mind Games

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While slightly behind The Undertaker, Edge is known for the numerous tricks he played for comic relief or to gain a victory. Who can forget the mind games Edge played on Kurt Angle in 2002. From the start of the, you suckchants to the pictures of Angle backstage on SmackDown.

In 2010, Edge reanimated his comedic mind games on Kane. The Big Red Monster cost Edge a match on SmackDown and Edge retaliated by kidnapping Paul Bearer. The first of numerous backstage angles that would tease Bearer’s death, Edge tricked Kane into emotional insanity. Without Paul Bearer, it was if Kane had lost the will to continue.

In addition to the fake deaths, Edge would sometimes torture Bearer backstage much to Kane’s dismay.

The mind games eventually led to Kane harming Bearer himself. With Paul out of the picture, Edge won his 10th World Title at WWE TLC 2010.

The Heel mind games were a different story.

Edge would assault family members and utilize others to trick opponents. Who can forget the time Edge slapped John Cena’s father before their Summerslam match. The Major Broski’s were also a part of Edge’s psychological advantage.

Because of the similarities in appearance, Edge’s opponents easily mistook Zack and Curt for Edge himself. This led to Edge regaining the World Title at Armageddon 2007.

Lita

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While Edge’s heel turn in 2004 was successful, it was the addition of Lita that made Edge a main event heel. Lita had been a face for almost six years when she turned on Kane in the Gold Rush Tournament. In what would become a trend, Lita assisted Edge in gaining a win with his signature briefcase.

Just imagine if Lita wouldn’t have become a staple to Edge’s character.

While Edge was a great heel, Lita was the proverbial gas on the fire.

Their real life affair sparked outrage among the WWE Fans. Lita was previously in a relationship with fan favorite, Matt Hardy. Hardy and Edge were said to be best friendswhen Edge began his affair with Lita. The fact that Hardy was released because of it bestowed tremendous amounts of heat on Edge and Lita.

The feud that came after cemented Edge’s status as RAW’s Top Heel.

Edge shipped Hardy off to SmackDown after defeating him in a ladder match. Afterwards, Edge suffered an injury but to retain the superstar status of his character, Edge was given the Cutting Edge. He and Lita trashed almost everyone on the RAW roster including Ric Flair and Michael Hayes.

What a dastardly duo.

TLC

Tables, Ladders and Chairs have become Edge’s signature match. There have been 11 TLC matches in WWE History.  Edge has been involved in seven of those matches. Surprisingly, Edge has only lost twice in TLC matches. The first occasions being in a multiple tag team match against Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho.

The second was in a singles match with John Cena.

TLC is known as the match we witness the absolute best of Edge. It’s no secret that Edge becomes a human highlight reel when he’s involved in this match. From body splashes off ladders through tables to receiving an F-U off a ladder through two tables, Edge takes his craft to another level.

The first TLC match at SummerSlam 2000 forever revolutionized the word hardcore in the WWE. The mere fact that it was over the WWE Tag Team Championship illustrates how important tag teams were back then.

The last time a TLC match occurred, Edge won his 10th World Title in it.

The WWE even took this gimmick match and made it a full fledged pay-per-view.

That’s awesome.

Christian

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The debut of Christian mimicked that of Kane. It was an angle where the unknown storyline brother cost the other their match. While Kane’s debut is more infamous and displayed the immediate impact of Kane, Christian’s debut is not one to look over. Christian distracted Edge during a match with Owen Hart.

Captain Charisma joined Gangrel as an on screen vampire.

Here, we are thinking Edge was a maniac for attacking innocent pedestrians, his undead brother who has allied himself with Gangrel. They convinced Edge to join the Brood, but the angle was short lived. Edge and Christian parted ways with Gangrel and began their successful run as a tag team.

Winning numerous tag team titles along the way, Edge and Christian met their end with the jealousy of one brother.

The first opportunity he received, Christian turned on Edge. Jealous because Edge won the 2001 King of the Ring, Christian turned on Edge and joined the Alliance. The two feuded over the Intercontinental Championship with Edge eventually arising from the smoke as the victor.

Like Undertaker and Kane, many believe Christian has spent the better part of his WWE career in Edge’s shadow. If this question was asked to Christian himself, he would smile and say “never”.

Each man did go down separate paths and for the majority of time, weren’t featured on the same brand.

Edge and Christian reunited earlier this year. With an assist by Edge, Christian won his first World Championship.

The length of the reign and the events leading to it can be disputed but the moment was pure magic.

Vickie Guerrero and La Familia

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As much as the addition of Lita assisted Edge’s career, the relationship with Vickie Guerrero benefited Edge’s career just as much. The SmackDown GM aided the Rated R Superstar in winning six of his 11 World Titles. Edge became SmackDown’s top heel because of the relationship and led to his opportunistic ways.

If it wasn’t for Guerrero, Undertaker, Rey Mysterio and Batista would’ve defeated Edge for the World Championship on numerous occasions.

During his feud with Undertaker in 2007, Edge formed a stable with the Majors, Chavo Guerrero, Vickie and Bam Neely.

Known as La Familia, the group also aided Edge in retaining the World Championship. Edge wasn’t the only beneficiary of the groups’ efforts. Edge assisted Chavo in winning the ECW Championship by spearing CM Punk.

Despite the small notoriety, La Familia had a huge impact on the SmackDown landscape.

If Guerrero abusing her power wasn’t enough, the stable assisted Edge in banishing the Undertaker from the WWE with a TLC Match. The group eventually faded away with Edge attacking Chavo and Vickie after Triple H exposed his adultery.

Vickie and Edge remained a couple until Guerrero quit her position as General Manager. Edge divorced Vickie shortly after but their paths crossed again in 2011. Despite her efforts, Vickie was unable to permanently take the World Title off of the Rated R Superstar.

Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler lost their jobs trying.

Rivalry with Edge

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This is the feud that cemented Edge’s status as a main event talent. While the Ultimate Opportunist flourished on SmackDown, the title originally came about during this feud. This feud didn’t benefit Edge alone. If you didn’t consider Cena the face of the WWE before this rivalry, you did when it was over.

As a huge Edge head, I felt foolish to ignore any of his various feuds. A person of Edge’s heel persona is to draw emotion from fans such as anger and shock. When Edge cashed his MITB on John Cena in 2006, I was infuriated. Then I thought to myself, perfect.

That’s what made the Cena/Edge feud great. It’s ability to draw the emotion of its viewers. Along with the many surprises, crowd reaction and outside factors involved.  The rivalry was simply “history.” Take a look at the first that came from Cena/Edge.

It was the first MITB cash in. Edges first reign as the WWE Champion.  The first time it seemed like someone else had the attention besides Cena. Besides benefiting Edge, the rivalry gave a different view of Cena from a fan’s standpoint.

He was human simply. Cena was riding an awesome wave of momentum those 200-plus days as the WWE Champion.  He beat every single person there was to beat excluding Triple H. While it wasn’t a problem with me, fans like change. One guy holding and defending the belt countless times can’t be entertaining.

Their feud in 2009 was also noteworthy.

No Way Out

Edge just lost his WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber. Well establishing himself as the “Ultimate Opportunist” since his exit from RAW, Edge attacked Kofi Kingston and stole his place in the match. Problem is that the match was for Cena’s World Championship.

Once again, shocked we were. Edge endured adversity through the match but pinned Cena then Mysterio to win the World Title. Who would’ve guessed Cena would lose the title under those circumstances? Not me.

Though Cena would win it back at WrestleMania 25, he lost it to Edge at Backlash thanks to Big Show.

Like I said above, Edge made Cena seem human. He ended the talk of John Cena being unbeatable. Edge had the mental advantage over Cena each time excluding Backlash 2009. Also unlike usual Cena matches, we weren’t exactly sure if he would beat Edge or not.

Nowadays it’s elementary to predict a Cena victory.

Besides all of that, this feud has it ALL. Quoting Cena himself the feud had wives, girlfriends and managers, lacky’s, his dad, Edge’s hometown, Cena’s hometown, Elimination Chambers, TLC Matches, briefcases, history, championships and WrestleMania.

Name one feud to accompany that many factors?

Popularity

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There’s not too many WWE Superstars who can claim they’re more popular than Edge. Whether it’s the heat or cheers of the crowd, when the words you think you know me rang throughout an arena, they know they’re in for a show.

How many WWE Superstars can turn face over the course of one week?

The mere fact that Edge did so by destroying a meaningless prop stemming from the lack of angles from WWE Creative illustrates the popularity of Edge. Another notion to Edge’s popularity is the WWE Draft being moved up two months.

The decline in SmackDown ratings is also substantial at this point.

Edge isn’t the only Superstar noteworthy for their popularity, but the Rated R Superstar is certainly a dime of dozen.

Reliable Worker

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Perhaps more than any main eventer on the WWE Roster, Edge was seemingly the mellowest Superstar. How many times has Edge lost a championship shortly after winning it? His first title reign ended at three weeks. Did the dirt sheets ever report Edge being furious about the length of it?

No

Even the label of transitional can be placed on the head of Edge. Along with that, none of his World Titles have gone over the length of four months.

Edge is known to put over other Superstars. Maybe not as much as Chris Jericho but Edge has never once left the WWE since joining. The Superstar wanted to lose his final match against his best friend Christian.

How admirable is that?

I’m also positive that Edge would be chasing World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio, had he not retired months ago.

Tag Team Pioneer

When witnessing the state of the current WWE Tag Team Division, it’s great to relive the teams of the past. When the thought of the tag team titles and the great matches contested for them, Edge must appear in your train of thought somewhere.  As a 14-time tag team Champion, Edge has contributed to the success of the Division in a huge way.

The numerous matches/angles that involved Edge and what it meant to the Division as a whole are tremendous.

From the level of Edge’s tag team partners, it’s obvious that Edge was definitely a legendary tag team wrestler.  His partners were Hulk Hogan, Christian, Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho. Each man a great tag team wrestler in their own right but there is one thing each has in common with Edge.

They’ve held a World Championship at one point.

The rub Hogan gave Edge and the run as tag champions with Orton before they became full-time main eventers.

When Triple H and Shawn Michaels are taking on Edge and Randy Orton for the tag titles, the Division apparently means something.

WrestleMania

I don’t know if I’m alone here, but I’ve enjoyed each of Edge’s WrestleMania matches. When the thought of WrestleMania arises, most fans look forward to who’s going to face Undertaker at WrestleMania. Most may not know this, but before losing to Undertaker at WrestleMania 24, Edge was undefeated in singles competition.

The Rated R Superstar was 5-0 until the Deadman silenced Edge with the Hell’s Gate.

I also consider the match to be one of the most underrated in WrestleMania history. In my opinion, it was better than Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair despite being overshadowed by it.

From TLC II at WrestleMania X-Seven to his last match at WrestleMania 27 with Del Rio, Edge has a great track record for match quality at Mania.

The Greatest Champion EVER: Done it ALL won it ALL

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The Rated R Superstar has won 31 championships throughout his 13-year career. With the numerous titles available in the WWE at the moment, it’s seemingly impossible to win each right?

No

Besides Kurt Angle, Edge is the only Superstar to win every title currently available in the WWE. Edge is a seven-time World Champion, four-time WWE Champion, five-time Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, 12-time World Tag Team Champion and two-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He also won the 2010 Royal Rumble. He is also the first man to hold the Money in the Bank briefcase on two occasions.

What hasn’t this guy achieved in the WWE?

End

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This was my tribute for one of the greatest Superstars in WWE history. I truly miss watching Edge spearing another wrestler out of his boots. The WWE just isn’t the same with the Rated R Superstar.

I welcome all opinions and comments.

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