Adam Copeland is known to the world as Edge. He is a retired professional wrestler and actor. Adam Copeland as Edge is one half of the greatest tag team in WWE history with Christian. Edge and Christian are a 7 time Tag Team Champion. Adam Copeland has won 11 World Championships as a singles wrestler.
Adam Copeland was born in Orangeville, Ontario. He is the son of single parent Judy Copeland. He has never met or seen a picture of his dad. She worked two jobs to support his son Adam. Adam Copeland went to Orangeville District Secondary School. He met William Reso in that school. William Reso would turn out to be his lifelong best friend and tag team partner Christian. He had a hard time training because he had to work various jobs to support him. He did a lot of independent matches before being trained by the great Stu Hart. He trained alongside Christian, Ken Shamrock, and Mark Henry. He worked with WWE for $210 a week in 1996. WWE paid his college debt of over $40,000.
He debuted in 1998. He later joined The Brood with Christian and Gangrel. They also allied and feuded with The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness. In 1999 edge won the Intercontinental Championship from Jeff Jarrett. He then lost the title to Jeff Jarrett the following night. Edge and Christian would go on to feud with tag team headliners like Hardy Boyz and Dudley Boyz. Edge and Christian defeated them at WrestleMania 2000 to win the WWE Tag Team Championships. They won the title six times more in their future. Edge won the 2001 King of the Ring tournament.
In 2001 Edge and Christian broke up their team. In 2005, Edge won the first ever Money in the Bank Ladder Match. This guaranteed him a title shot anytime he wanted for the next year. Edge’s career skyrocketed after this event. Edge had a long storyline with WWE Diva Lita. He cashed in and defeated John Cena for the WWE Championship. This marked the first of his 11 world title reigns. He had the chance of cashing in the contract once again after defeating Mr. Kennedy for the Briefcase. He cashed in the contract with The Undertaker. The Undertaker had just finished a steel cage match against Batista and was attacked by Mark Henry. He speared the Undertaker and won his first World Heavyweight Championship. He had a feud with Batista the next few weeks. Edge best feud came against The Undertaker. They had multiple championship matches during the latter half of 2000’s. They had a TLC Match, Hell in a Cell Match and a WrestleMania Main Event between the feud. After Defeating Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII he officially retired due to the neck injury. Adam ”Edge” Copeland retired as the World Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
Edge was one of the most successful wrestlers in WWE history. Edge is an 11 time World Champion and 14 times Tag Team Champion, 5-time Intercontinental Champion and 1 time US Champion. He won a total of 31 championships during his short career. Edge made a career out of taking risks and pulling of the impossible. He is most successful TLC match participant. He is the only wrestler to win the King of the Ring Tournament, Royal Rumble Match, and Money in the Bank.
Adam Copeland is currently in a relationship with Beth Phoenix. They have a daughter together. He was married twice before. His first wife was Sean Morley’s (Val Venis) sister Alanah Morley and second was Lisa Ortiz-Copeland. Edge has been a fan of WWE since he was a kid. His high school yearbook says he is most likely to win the WWE Championship belt.
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