WATCH: Never Seen Before Footage of Edge and Christian Getting Ready for Their Iconic Royal Rumble Return

Published 02/15/2021, 1:10 PM EST


Every wrestling fan from the 2000s could not believe their eyes when they saw the unthinkable happen at WWE Royal Rumble 2021. Best friends, WWE Hall of Famer, Edge, and WWE legend, Christian, reunited inside the squared circle after almost a decade.

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WWE recently posted a sneak peek on the day of the Rumble as the dynamic duo made their way into the Thunderdome. The “Rated-R Superstar” already made his return last year at the PPV; however, this year, he had some different concerns.

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While performance and fitness anxiety will be an “ongoing thing” for Edge, he was much calmer this year. He had to adapt to the new reality as the weaknesses are obvious at this stage of his career.

Edge also discussed about the challenge of having the Royal Rumble without a live audience.

“The Rumble is so audience participation. It’s based on that. So it’s gonna be an interesting challenge, but I think you have to work on the idea of what people at home are gonna be doing.”

After Edge, we got to see a never-before-seen side of Christian.

Christian was inspired by Royal Rumble Return of Edge

While the world was shocked by Edge’s return last year, Christian was inspired.

“I’d be lying if I said that (Edge’s return) didn’t kinda plant a little seed in my brain, wondering if maybe there’s a possibility; even though our injuries were completely different.”

Edge retired in 2011 because of cervical spinal stenosis, while Christian retired in 2015 due to several health issues stemming from concussions. While Christian believed he won’t be able to come back, he did.

His thoughts about returning to the ring changed after an altercation with Randy Orton.

“Looking forward to just stepping in there and just feeling that feeling one more time that you can’t replicate anywhere else,” said Christian.

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Edge and Christian were undoubtedly the highlights of the Rumble match. Christian gave an immense emotional boost to Edge, leading him to win the Rumble for the second time in his career. Captain Peep also made it to the Final Four.

You can see the WWE Sneak Peek below –

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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