Edge Reveals Inside Story of the Match That Propelled His, Christian and The Hardy Boyz’ WWE Career

Published 07/25/2021, 10:31 AM EDT


WWE Hall of Famer Edge is one of the greatest wrestlers the industry has ever seen. The ‘Rated-R Superstar’ came from the streets of Toronto, Canada, and became an icon of the business.

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However, Egde’s journey to the top of the WWE Ladder wasn’t an easy one. But no matter the challenges, he reached the top. And speaking of ladders, it was the Tag Team ladder match between Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz that truly brought Edge on the roadmap!

While everyone praises this iconic match from No Mercy 1999, not many will be aware how it all came to be. Luckily, the ‘Ultimate Opportunist‘ has detailed it himself for us.

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Edge on the iconic ladder match against The Hardy Boyz at WWE No Mercy 1999

WWE presented this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. It is the same arena, the company held their No Mercy PPV in 1999.

Following SmackDown, Edge uploaded an image of a hallway inside the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. However, he didn’t post the picture just for the sake of it. He shared a never heard before inside story related to it.

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The WWE Hall of Famer revealed the hallway has been instrumental in propelling his, Christian, and The Hardy Boyz’ career. Edge reveals he was living in the Bahamas at the time and got stuck in Miami the night before the PPV due to a hurricane.

He eventually realized he had no other option, but to drive through the hurricane. The ‘Master Manipulator’ somehow drove three hours from Miami to Tampa and then took a flight to reach Cleveland.

Edge Lita shows he is not shy of making a self-conglagatory gesture during the WWE RAW Superslam event at Acer Arena, Homebush Stadium in Sydney on August 4, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

The 11-time World Champion further details he somehow reached the arena in time, but in a mess. He didn’t waste time as he reached and quickly started looking for Christian and the Hardy’s, whom he found standing in the very hallway.

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The four then stood there, talked about how they were going to work their match and executed it to perfection, leaving fans with a lifelong memory.

The ‘Rated-R Superstar’ also revealed all four of them came in the same hallway after the match and had a beer there. After all, they had come up with the match in just hours before the show, and the stress Edge went through to get there was another great feat.

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Edge concluded saying that the hallway at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is special to him and always will be.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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