Edge is walking in the back and he sees Dean Malenko, Matt Striker, Chavo Guerrero and others as they applaud him on his way to the ring to surrender the World Title. He stops when he sees Kane and they shake hands as we go to commercial.
Edge makes his way to the ring as World Champion for the last time and possibly hearing Tony Chimmel’s voice crack for the last time as he does the introduction for The Rated R Superstar.
Edge looks around the arena and he says that he will never get tired of that. He says that for those of you who missed it last night on Raw, it is true. He is being forced to retire. What it has made him do, it has made him open his eyes to everything and he is soaking all of these experiences up. It is like witnessing it for the first time. He mentions his entrance. He says that he has been involved in some of the most insane matches in the WWE. Some of the most insane moments in the WWE.
Whether it was helping to create the TLC matches. Whether it was 20 foot super spears. Whether it was diving into a flaming table with thumbtacks in his back. Whether it was Elimination Chamber Matches or Hell in a Cell Matches against the Undertaker. Every time he went into a match like that, or the red eye flights, or staying awake for two days because of the travel schedule, as soon as he came down that ramp with his music playing. Edge says that he thinks it is the best entrance music and he claims that he might be a little biased. Edge thanks Alter Bridge for the song. No matter what, as soon as he came out and heard the fans feeding him that energy . . .
The fans chant ‘Thank you Edge’. Every time he came out there, the fans gave him goosebumps. Edge says that he has to do it one more time. Edge says that he is going to do that one last time.
Edge puts the title belt on the turnbuckles and he goes up the ramp to hear his music one more time.
Cole mentions that Edge has won thirty-one titles in WWE as he enters the ring.
Edge says that he got out of shape already because it tired him out. Edge says that since he announced his retirement, the outpouring from everyone in the WWE Universe has been insane and awesome. A lot of people are sad that his career had to come to an end. Edge says that everyone is positive that the WWE and their team of doctors discovered it before he was in the ladder match and he landed and couldn’t get up. Edge says that is a positive and he is happy about that.
He says that he is happy about looking at the rest of his life. He is happy that him and his girl are going to get the dogs and go hiking in the mountains. He is happy that he is going to get to go to Nicaragua and do some surfing. Edge says that he is happy that he gets to wear one of his two suits. He figures if he is going out, he is going to do it in style. Edge points out that he bought it for $100 at JC Pennys. He says that he is happy that he got to go to Albany.
Edge says that he is not blowing smoke because Albany is special to him because it is where he won his first WWE Championship. Edge says that he was sitting in Albany in a rental car when he came up with the name Edge. Edge says that he is happy that his mom could be here tonight. Edge points her out in the crowd and he says that she is going to be all shy and timid, but she is the toughest woman he ever met.
He says that she instilled the strength in him to get through the broken neck and the torn Achilles tendons. Edge suggests that everyone give their moms a call tonight.
Edge says that he is happy to be here in front of everyone tonight. He doesn’t want it to get sappy and corny. He says that the World Title means everything to him because of the work that he has done to earn it. Edge says that the title is symbolic and everyone holds a piece of it.
Now it is time for him to do what he has to do. Edge says that he is going to relinquish the World Title. He says that it is cool and he has to do it. Edge says that he really really wants to thank everyone because it has been one hell of a career. It has been one hell of a ride. He thanks everyone.
Edge leaves the World Title belt in the center of the ring and he leaves the ring and goes over to his mom.
Edge goes to the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Edge is in the back with Rosa Mendes and she is talking to him in Spanish. Edge says that he has no idea what she said but she had him at ‘quiero’. Rosa says that everyone is going to miss Edge for everything that he has done for the business. She cannot imagine not seeing him again.
Edge turns around and Alberto Del Rio is behind him. Alberto looks at Edge and he offers his hand. Edge thinks about it but he walks away.
Christian wins a 20-Man Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal to determine Alberto Del Rio’s opponent in the World Title Ladder Match at Extreme Rules.
Edge comes to the ring and he hugs Christian as he helps Christian celebrate his victory. Del Rio stands on the announce table and Del Rio points to the title belt as he tells Christian that it is his destiny.
Edge raises Christian’s hand in victory.
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