Major Update On Edge Retiring On Smackdown This Friday

Edge’s second retirement appears to be drawing near, coinciding with WWE’s anticipated return to Toronto for the August 18 episode of SmackDown.

In August 2022, following the conclusion of a WWE Raw event in Toronto, Edge engaged with fans and disclosed that his forthcoming return to his hometown would serve as an opportunity for both sides to bid each other farewell.

The awaited night has finally arrived, as WWE SmackDown is slated to emanate from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, on August 18, 2023.

Recent revelations indicate that Edge is scheduled to square off against Sheamus in the upcoming episode of WWE SmackDown. The lingering question of whether this encounter will mark Edge’s retirement match prompted Dave Meltzer to share insights on the matter during a segment on Wrestling Observer Radio.

“There’s a big thing here. A year ago, Edge had said he was gonna retire at the (2023) summer show in Toronto.

“And Ron Hutchinson, who is Edge’s trainer, and has known Edge for 30 years, he basically said that this is Edge’s last match.

“They certainly did not (build it up like that). But that was interesting where he said it’s probably – it’s most likely Edge’s last match.”

“I think the idea was that Edge thought that maybe SummerSlam was gonna be in Toronto and was hoping for that, and then that would be where he would retire. Because he wants to retire in Toronto, and this is the year he was talking about retiring, for real, the second retirement.

“This is the last Toronto show for a while, I mean, there’ll be another one. So I don’t know if this is the retirement, they’re not billing it as such, but his trainer said that it’s probably his last match.”

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