Edge, born Adam Joseph Copeland, underwent sheer hardship before becoming the decorated professional wrestler he is known as today. His father abandoned him and his mother when he was very young. In fact, he has never seen his father to this day. His mother worked two jobs to fend for the family while Edge took up odd jobs just to chip in. At a very young age, he developed a very strong love for professional wrestling. He admired the likes of Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, and Mr. Perfect, and he would train on one weekday and all weekend.
Edge got into WWF after several years on the independent circuit. He got his first title at a WWF house show that lasted a day. In the coming years, both critics and fans would describe Edge as one of the greatest and most decorated WWE wrestler in history. His record is impressive with 31 WWE championships under his belt (more on that later). He has also done some embarrassing things in his real life that he would want us to totally forget (but we haven't). For example, that time he cheated on his real-life wife...
Here are 10 startling things you probably didn’t know about Edge:
10 Edge Has Bagged 31 Championships in WWE Overall
9 He Was the First Money in the Bank Ladder Match Winner
8 He is The Only Wrestler in History to Win a King of the Ring tournament, Money in the Bank Ladder Match and a Royal Rumble Match.
7 He Has Never Met His Dad To This Day
6 He Once Wrestled Under the Ring Name Sexton Hardcastle
5 He Initially Made $210 per Week at WWE
4 He Has Cervical Spinal Stenosis
3 He Wrote His Wrestling Autobiography Himself in Longhand
2 He’s Also an Actor
1 He Cheated on His Second Wife with Lita
In 2001, Edge married Val Venis’s sister Alanah Morley. This marriage ended in divorce in 2004. During this time, he was remarried to Lisa Ortiz. Sadly, Edge also began an affair with Matt Hardy’s girlfriend Lita roughly at the same time. This affair became one of the biggest stories in WWE in 2005. Lisa Ortiz lashed out on Matt Hardy’s website saying nasty things such as “That nasty (insert bad word here) will bust her kneecap every other seven months” and “Good riddance to them both. They deserve each other.” Edge then feuded with Mart Hardy for sometime while Lita was Edge’s manager.
Sources: wwe.com, webmd.com, prowrestling.about.com, amazon.com, whatculture.com
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