“This Year My Journey Is Different”- Former WWE Champion Edge Makes Bold Claim for Royal Rumble 2021

Published 01/27/2021, 7:51 AM EST
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 15: Edge participates in the WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)


Last year, the WWE Universe witnessed one of the most euphoric moments in WWE history. WWE Hall of Fame inductee Edge made a spectacular return to the WWE and speared his way back into our hearts. The Rated-R Superstar looked to be in terrific shape, putting on a stellar performance and lasting till the final four. He reflected on the magical moment one year after it occurred.

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Edge reflects on his 2020 Royal Rumble return

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“One year ago. Feels like a decade doesn’t it?” Edge’s words ring true, as 2020 felt like it would never end. Fortunately for us, the 2021 Royal Rumble is upon us, and Edge will be in it. He can’t replicate the moment from last year, but seeing Edge in the Rumble will be a joyous sight.

Recreating last year’s euphoric moment would be impossible even if fans were in the Tropicana Field. The reaction from the crowd in Houston’s Minute Maid Park will never be repeated. Over fifty thousand fans were on their feet once they heard the classic ‘You thin you know me’ play on the speakers.

“This year my journey is different. I’m not just happy to be back. I want back what I never lost and it starts this Sunday.” Edge finished third in last year’s Rumble match, eliminated by Roman Reigns. This year might be the year Edge goes the distance for the second time in his legendary career.

What are the Rated-R Superstar’s chances of winning?

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Edge is no doubt a favourite to win the Rumble match. Fans touted Randy Orton vs Edge as a potential WrestleMania 37 match, but we might be in for something completely different.

The Rated-R Superstar might look to win some gold at WrestleMania. If he wins, Edge could challenge Drew McIntyre, Goldberg, Roman Reigns, or Kevin Owens for the WWE or Universal Championship. Matches against Reigns or McIntyre would be sensational, as would be a battle with fellow Canadian Kevin Owens, if he wins the Universal Championship.

The odds of Edge winning the thirty-man battle royal aren’t very high, but it would be good for him to have a last nostalgic run. If he wins the Rumble, we could see a potential retirement angle, culminating at WrestleMania. If Roman Reigns retires Edge at WrestleMania, it would definitely be the biggest moment of 2021.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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