Edge is a Canadian actor and professional wrestler who currently competes for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Edge. His real name is Adam Joseph Copeland. He is a former 11-time world champion in the WWE (4 reigns with the WWE Championship and 7 reigns with the World Heavyweight Championship) and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, having been inducted as part of the Class of 2012. Edge’s long career has been filled with incredible highs. He began wrestling in several indie promotions in the United States. He signed a development contract with the WWF in 1997 and made his debut in his first televised in-ring battle in 1998.
A year later, Edge won his first championship, the WWF Intercontinental Championship, launching a history that has made him into a modern-day legend. Edge is WWE’s 14th Triple Crown Champion and 3rd Grand Slam Champion, in addition to his Championship triumphs. He became the first wrestler in history to win all three championships, including the King of the Ring tournament, the first Money in the Bank ladder match, and the Royal Rumble.
Discover everything you need to know about Edge WWE, from his biography, real name, and career highlights to his personal life, including his wife, kids, and appearance on Vikings. Learn about his age, height, and estimated net worth, plus find answers to frequently asked questions about the former WWE superstar.
Edge WWE Birth
Judy Copeland, a single mother who worked two jobs to raise her kid, gave birth to Copeland on October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. He has never seen his father and has never seen a photograph of him. He grew interested in professional wrestling from an early age. Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart were among his favorite wrestlers.
Copeland won an essay contest when he was eighteen, with Sully’s Gym providing free wrestling instruction to anyone who could write a strong essay describing why they wanted to be a professional wrestler. As a consequence of his victory, he was coached in Toronto by Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchinson. Copeland set aside his wrestling ambitions to help pay the expenses. He worked a variety of occupations before enrolling in Humber College, where he earned a certificate in radio broadcasting.
Edge WWE Biography
|Real Name||Adam Joseph Copeland|
|Nick Name:||Edge (Wrestler)|
|Birth Place:||Davis, California, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||30 October 1973|
|Age/How Old:||49 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimeters – 196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 109 kg
In Pounds – 241 lbs.
|Eye Color:||Hazel Green|
|Social media Accounts:||Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ruby Ever Copeland, Lyric Rose Copeland|
|Profession:||Canadian professional wrestler|
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
Edge WWE Career
Edge debuted in the WWF as Sexton Hardcastle on May 10, 1996. Later that year, in 1997, he toured the Grand Prix, where he received training from De Marco. Following his training, he made his WWF television debut as Edge versus Jose Estrada Jr. in June 1998. Edge won his first singles championship, the WWF Intercontinental Championship, in July 1999, defeating Jeff Jarrett. However, he was defeated the following night by Jarrett for the title. He worked on WrestleMania 2000 with Christian. The pair went on to capture the WWF Tag Team Championship, a feat they repeated six times. They eventually lost the tag titles to Hardy Boyz.
Edge went on to win the King of the Ring competition in 2001, establishing himself as a promising singles competitor. During this time, his friendship with Christian soured, and the two wrestled for the Intercontinental Championship, which Edge won. Later, he was defeated by Test. Edge made up for his defeat by defeating Kurt Angle to win the WCW US Championship. Edge and Hulk Hogan won the World Tag Team Championship in July 2002. They could not keep the championship for long, however, as they were defeated by Lance Storm and Christian. Edge’s animosity with Christian was eventually put to rest when he won the SmackDown bout.
Edge established a tag team with Rey Mysterio for the SmackDown! WWE Tag Team Championship. Despite losing against Kurt Angle and Christ Benoit, the bout was chosen as ‘Match of the Year.’ Later, Edge and Mysterio won their first Tag Team Championship, only to lose it later against Los Guerreros. Following the defeat, Edge parted ways with Mysterio in order to concentrate on his singles career. In the WWE draft lottery in 2004, he was assigned to the Raw brand. He and Benoit defeated Kane to capture the World Tag Team Championship. When Edge defeated Randy Orton to win the Intercontinental Championship at Vengeance, the team split. Edge and Benoit, on the other hand, lost the World Tag Team Championship in November.
Edge fought in the first Elimination Chamber match after the World Heavyweight Championship was relinquished in 2005, which he won by beating Michaels. Simultaneously, at WrestleMania 21, he won his first Money in the Bank ladder match, propelling him to the World Heavyweight Championship. He lost his first World Heavyweight Championship bout against Batista. Edge challenged John Cena, the then-reigning WWE Champion, for the championship after losing his 2006 New Year’s Revolution bout against Flair. Edge beat Cena with two spears to win his first WWE Championship. It was also his first world title victory. Later, on January 16, 2006, he retained the WWE Championship by defeating Ric Flair in a TLC match. Edge, however, lost the WWE Championship to Cena at the Royal Rumble.
Edge won his second WWE Championship by defeating Van Dam in a Triple Threat match on Raw. He defended his championship against John Cena at SummerSlam. The two wrestled again in September 2006 at the Unforgiven event, when Edge lost the belt to Cena. Edge and Randy Orton established the tag team Rated RKO in October 2006. RKO was the first to triumph against Triple H and Shawn Michaels’ DX. They quickly dominated the Raw brand’s tag team, eventually becoming tag team champions. Edge has had a total of 11 World Tag Team Championship title reigns in his WWE career.
They lost their championship when Michaels and Cena defeated the Rated RKO team.
Edge became the first individual to win the Money in the Bank contract twice in May 2007. Meanwhile, Undertaker regained control of the World Heavyweight Championship from Batista. Edge afterwards speared Undertaker to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. At Judgment Day, he successfully defended his championship against Batista. However, after losing to Kane, he was forced to forfeit the title. Edge won the World Heavyweight Championship at Armageddon in November 2007. However, he lost the World Heavyweight Championship to The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXIV.
Edge won his third WWE Championship in November 2008, when he pinned Triple H to become the WWE Champion. Edge lost the championship to Hardy the following month in a Triple Threat match at Armageddon. Interestingly, he won the championship in a no disqualification match at the Royal Rumble, but lost it in February 2009 at the No Way Out event at Elimination Chamber.
Edge captured his ninth World Championship after defeating Rey Mysterio and transferring the belt to SmackDown. In a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania XXV, he lost the belt to John Cena. He won it again, only to be defeated by Jeff Hardy. Edge and Chris Jericho won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship at The Bash in 2009. With the victory, he became the World Tag Team Champion for the 12th time. Edge and Jericho’s relationship later soured when Edge had an injury.
Edge returned to the ring in 2010 during the Royal Rumble. Despite returning from injury, he won the Royal Rumble for the first time in his career. In the final bout, he beat John Cena.
Edge was recruited back to WWE Raw after winning the Royal Rumble. He began a feud with his old teammates Christian and Randy Orton on SmackDown and Rated RKO. He returned to the Money in the Bank ladder match as well, but was unable to win. Edge beat Dolph Ziggler in an episode of SmackDown in October 2010 to become a member of Team SmackDown at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV event. He even won the championship for Team SmackDown.
Following his triumph for Team SmackDown, he won the World Heavyweight Championship for the sixth time in December 2010 when he beat Kane, Rey Mysterio, and Alberto Del Rio in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV event. As a result, he is now a ten-time World Champion. He later successfully defended his Championship against Kane.
Edge beat Dolph Ziggler in February 2011 to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the eighth time. It was his ninth World Championship victory in all. In an Elimination Chamber match, he successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship belt by pinning Rey Mysterio. Edge’s last official in-ring bout was against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII. In the final match, he pinned down Del Rio and successfully defended his world title. On April 15, 2011, he gave up his World Heavyweight Championship on an episode of SmackDown, thus retiring as a World Champion. Aside from wrestling, Edge has dabbled in acting. He appeared in a number of films, television shows, and music videos, including ‘Highlander: End Game,’ ‘Mind of Mencia,’ ‘Haven,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘The Edge and Christian Show,’ and ‘Bending the Rules.’
Edge WWE Return
WWE Hall of Famer Edge has been on a tear throughout his second tenure in WWE. Despite retiring for over a decade in 2011, Edge has become one of WWE’s most prized performers since returning to the business in early 2020 as a surprise entry in the Royal Rumble. Edge has had several legendary matches in the two-and-a-half years since his return, including battling in the main event of Wrestlemania 37. Edge’s second run with WWE has surpassed expectations to the point where he’s an example of a WWE icon return done well, as he’s presently heading a heel faction dubbed Judgment Day.
Storyline with The Judgment Day (2022–present)
Edge, a former WWE Champion, issued an open challenge for WrestleMania 38 on the February 21 episode of Raw. He turned heel for the first time since 2010 by attacking AJ Styles, who accepted his challenge. Edge formed a faction with Damian Priest named The Judgment Day and defeated Styles at WrestleMania 38 following a distraction by Priest. At WrestleMania Backlash on May 8, Edge defeated Styles with Rhea Ripley’s help, who became the newest member of the group. However, at Hell in a Cell on June 5, Edge was attacked by Bálor, Priest, and Ripley, who kicked him out of the group on the following night’s episode of Raw.
Edge returned to his face persona at SummerSlam on July 30 when he helped The Mysterios win their match against The Judgment Day. He teamed up with Rey Mysterio to defeat The Judgment Day at Clash at the Castle on September 3. At Extreme Rules on October 8, he lost to Bálor in an “I Quit” match. Edge returned at the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2023, and eliminated Bálor and Priest. He and his wife Beth Phoenix defeated Bálor and Ripley at Elimination Chamber. Edge answered Austin Theory’s challenge for the United States Championship, but failed to win the title due to interference from Bálor. At WrestleMania 39, Edge defeated Bálor in a Hell in a Cell match.
Edge WWE in Vikings
Edge, the former WWE Champion, also made a name for himself as an actor in recent years. He appeared as Dwight Hendrickson in the Syfy series Haven in 2015, and played the recurring character Ketill Flatnose in the fifth and sixth seasons of the popular historical drama Vikings from 2017 to 2020. His portrayal of the Viking warrior earned him critical acclaim and a whole new fanbase.
Edge WWE Movies
- So, in 1999, he played a role in the movie “Beyond the Mat”.
- Then, in 2000, he played a role as Lachlan in the movie “Highlander: Endgame”.
- Then, in 2012, he played a role as Nick Blades in the movie “Bending the Rules”.
- So, in 2020, he played a role as Jack Resse in the movie Money Plane.
- Then, in 2002, he worked in a TV show “Weakest Link”.
- Then, in 2003, he worked in a TV show “TV total”.
- Also, in 2006, he worked in a TV show “Mind of Mencia”.
- Then, in 2007, he worked in a TV show “Deal or No Deal”.
- Then, in 2007, he worked in a TV show “MADtv”.
- Also, in 2011, he played a role as Thelo in a TV show “Sanctuary”.
- Then, in 2011, he worked in a TV show “Haven”.
- Then, in 2015, he played a role as Albert in a TV show “The Flash”.
- Also, from 2017-2020, he played a role as Flatnose in “Vikings”.
Edge WWE Net Worth
Adam Copeland, known by his ring name Edge, is a Canadian former professional wrestler, actor, and podcast host. He has had a successful career that spans over two decades, and is estimated to have a net worth of $18 million, mainly from his time in WWE. Beth Phoenix, Edge’s wife and former WWE wrestler, also contributes to the couple’s wealth, with their combined net worth reaching an impressive $25 million.
While Edge has been retired from in-ring action since 2011 due to neck injuries, he has continued to remain active in the entertainment industry. In 2015, he appeared as a recurring character named Dwight Hendrickson in the Syfy series Haven. From 2017 to 2020, Edge played the role of Ketill Flatnose in the fifth and sixth seasons of the hit historical drama series Vikings.
Despite retiring from professional wrestling, Edge has kept himself busy with a number of other ventures. He has appeared in various films and television series, including The Flash and the popular TV show Haven. He has also ventured into podcasting with his show, The Edge and Christian Show, which he hosts alongside fellow retired wrestler Christian.
Edge’s net worth has varied throughout the years, and as of 2023, he is believed to have a net worth of $18 million. His net worth in 2022 was $16 million, while in 2021, it was estimated to be $17 million. His net worth in 2020 was estimated to be $16 million, and in 2019, it was estimated to be $15 million. In 2018, his net worth was estimated to be $14 million.
Edge WWE Wife
Beth Phoenix, the wife of WWE superstar Edge, is a WWE Hall of Famer who was born and raised by Polish parents in Elmira, New York. Prior to being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, she worked as a waitress at local restaurants. Beth has been in a relationship with Edge since their wrestling days, and the two eventually tied the knot on October 30, 2016. She currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and two daughters.
In addition to her accomplishments in the WWE, Beth is also known for her work as a commentator for the company’s NXT brand. Despite her busy career, she remains a devoted mother and wife. Beth is a role model for many young women who aspire to achieve greatness in their chosen fields while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. She continues to inspire others through her hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
Edge WWE Kids
Edge, the WWE Hall of Famer, and his wife Beth Phoenix, also a WWE Hall of Famer, are the proud parents of two lovely daughters. Their first child, Lyric Beth, was born on December 2013, while their second child, Ruby Ever Copeland, was born in May 2016.
Edge and Beth are known for being private about their family life and have kept their children away from the limelight. They strive to give their children a normal childhood and have shielded them from the public eye. Despite their busy schedules, they make time for their family and are often seen spending quality time together.
In interviews, Edge has talked about how being a father has changed his life and how he wants to be a positive role model for his daughters. Beth has also expressed her desire to be a good mother and provide her children with a nurturing environment. The couple has kept their family life away from the media glare and have given utmost priority to their family. Their fans have expressed their admiration for the couple and their dedication to their family.
Edge WWE and Lita
Edge and Lita’s relationship was a controversial topic in the WWE during the mid-2000s. They first became linked after Lita betrayed Kane and assisted Edge in defeating him. Lita then became Edge’s valet and later his manager. Their on-screen romance led to several controversial storylines, including an attempted wedding that was interrupted by Kane. The duo also made a bold statement on Raw, promising to have sex in the middle of the ring to celebrate Edge’s victory against John Cena, but their plans were halted by Ric Flair.
Despite the controversy surrounding their relationship, Edge and Lita had undeniable chemistry both in and out of the ring. However, their relationship ultimately came to an end when Lita retired from wrestling, and there was no official reason given for the split. Nonetheless, their on-screen partnership remains a memorable part of WWE history.
Edge WWE Achievements
So, he was the 4th time WWE Champion.
Also, he was the 7th time World Heavyweight Champion.
Also, he was the 5th time Intercontinental Champion.
Then, he was the WCW Champion.
Then, he was the 14th times WWE tag team champion.
Also, he won Money In The Bank in 2005.
Moreover, in 2010 and 2021, he won the Royal Rumble championship.
Edge WWE House and Car
Edge has various tattoos, the most visible of which are six. He has a ‘cross tattoo’ on his left arm, which most likely represents his religious conviction. Also, he has a Tribal Sun tattoo on his left bicep and another on his left bicep right below the Tribal Sun tattoo. He has a ‘Rise Above’ tattoo, a skull with roses, and the renowned ‘Stars’ tattoo on his right arm. Edge has an excellent collection of automobiles. He allegedly owns three vehicles: a Jeep Wrangler, a Ford Mustang, and a Hummer H2. He resides in Asheville, North Carolina, USA, in a mansion.
Edge WWE Birth
Adam Joseph Copeland, known professionally as Edge, was born on October 30, 1973.
Edge WWE Real Name
Edge’s real name is Adam Joseph Copeland. He was born on October 30, 1973, in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Adam adopted the name Edge as his in-ring persona when he began his professional wrestling career. He chose the name based on a character in the movie “The Highlander.” He later legally changed his name to Edge in 2001.
Edge WWE Age: How Old Is Adam Joseph Copeland?
Adam Joseph Copeland, better known as Edge in the WWE world, was born on October 30, 1973, which makes him currently 49 years old. Despite his age, Edge has continued to be an active wrestler and performer, with his skills and charisma remaining as sharp as ever. He started his professional wrestling career in the late 1990s and has since become one of the most recognizable and successful wrestlers in the industry. Edge’s age has not deterred him from pursuing his passion for wrestling and entertaining his fans.
Edge WWE Height: How Tall Is Adam Joseph Copeland?
Adam Joseph Copeland, better known by his ring name Edge, stands at 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall. This makes him one of the tallest wrestlers in the history of WWE. Edge’s height, combined with his muscular build and athleticism, has helped him become one of the most popular and successful wrestlers in the industry. He has used his height and size to his advantage in the ring, performing various high-flying moves and power slams that have wowed fans around the world.
Edge WWE Weight: How Much Does Adam Joseph Copeland Weigh?
Adam Joseph Copeland, also known as Edge in the WWE world, weighs 109 kg or 241 lbs. Copeland has always had a muscular build, and his weight has fluctuated throughout his career. He has been known to go through intense training sessions to maintain his physique and wrestling skills. With a height of 6 feet 5 inches, his weight complements his stature and gives him a formidable presence in the ring.
Edge WWE Nationality
Edge, whose real name is Adam Joseph Copeland, is a Canadian professional wrestler, actor, and WWE Hall of Famer. Therefore, his nationality is Canadian. Copeland was born on October 30, 1973, in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in a small town near Toronto, where he developed a passion for wrestling at an early age.
Edge WWE Zodiac Sign
Edge, also known as Adam Joseph Copeland, was born on October 30, which makes him a Scorpio. Scorpios are known for their strong willpower, determination, and passion.
Edge WWE Theme Song
Edge’s theme song, “Metalingus,” was first introduced in WWE during his entrance at WrestleMania X-Seven. The song was originally performed by the rock band Alter Bridge, with lyrics co-written by Edge himself. The song became synonymous with Edge’s character and entrance, and was used throughout his career as a professional wrestler.
In 2022, during his feud with The Judgment Day faction, Edge debuted a new entrance theme, “The Other Side,” also by Alter Bridge. The song was used during his matches and appearances leading up to WrestleMania 38, where he defeated AJ Styles.
Despite the new theme, fans continue to associate Edge with his iconic “Metalingus” entrance music. In addition to being used as his entrance music, “Metalingus” was also included in various WWE music compilations, and was even used as the theme song for the video game “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.”
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Edge leave WWE?
Edge sustained a non-displaced orbital fracture in the aftermath of the attack, meaning he’ll likely be out for the foreseeable future. The WWE Universe is sure to welcome the Hall of Famer back, and he will be out for vengeance on his old team.
How much does Edge make in WWE?
Leaving all of that aside, do you know how much WWE pays Edge every year to perform? Here’s the solution. According to Dave Meltzer, the superstar inked a deal in 2020 that will pay him $3 million per year. The agreement is for three years.
Is Edge retiring again 2022?
Edge has stated when he intends to retire from ring competition, stating that he is aware that the sun is setting on his career.
Who is Edge’s wife?
Beth Phoenix, also known as Elizabeth Copeland Kocianski, is the wife of WWE superstar Edge and a WWE Hall of Famer. Beth Phoenix was born and raised by Polish parents in Elmira, New York. Her spouse and two children live in Asheville, North Carolina. Before becoming a WWE Hall of Famer, she worked as a waiter at local restaurants. Beth has known Edge since their wrestling days and the two have been dating since then. They ultimately married on October 30, 2016.
What is wrong with the edge face?
Edge left WWE after suffering neck issues and other setbacks, but a bike accident with Sheamus prompted him to return. Edge made his apparently impossible comeback to in-ring action last January at the 2020 Royal Rumble, after nearly nine years away from wrestling after triple-fusion neck surgery.
Are Edge and Seth Rollins friends?
For a long time, it appeared that a fantasy match between Edge and Seth Rollins would remain just that. But then Edge showed up at the 2020 Royal Rumble and changed everything. It took some time, but fans eventually had their feud.
Is Edge back full-time?
The scene elicited one of the most raucous outbursts in recent memory, with many fans believing Edge would never be cleared to return to the ring again. However, he is now a full-time wrestler, and Edge has become one of WWE’s most visible performers over the previous two years.
Is Edge from WWE in Vikings?
Former WWE champion Adam Copeland, nicknamed Edge, appeared as Ketill Flatnose on Vikings during its fifth season. Kjetill, a member of Floki’s colony in Iceland, embraced Floki’s vision of a new world, but soon found himself returning to his old, murderous ways.
What makes Edge famous?
Edge is a Canadian actor and professional wrestler who currently competes for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Edge. His real name is Adam Joseph Copeland. He is a former 11-time world champion in the WWE (4 reigns with the WWE Championship and 7 reigns with the World Heavyweight Championship) and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, having been inducted as part of the Class of 2012. Edge’s long career has been filled with incredible highs.