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Colleagues quickly send out tributes to Edge
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Edge in 2001. Toronto Sun file photo




The wrestling world was shocked by the sudden retirement of 11-time world champion Edge (Adam Copeland) on Monday's edition of Raw from Bridgeport, Conn. "The Rated R Superstar" announced he could no longer compete due to symptoms of neurapraxia, WWE.com reports. With his hands shaking due to the condition that forced this retirement, Copeland gave an emotional retirement speech in which he explained his condition and thanked the fans. In the aftermath of Copeland's announcement, the wrestling world reacted on Twitter.

Christian: I've shed my tears..And from here on out I choose 2celebrate 1 of the greatest careers in WWE history..Cant wait2 induct u in the HOF #Edge

Vickie Guerrero: I'm so sad to see Edge leave...I'm honored I got to learn so much from him. He will be missed

Howard Finkel: Thank you Edge for everything that you gave and meant to this industry, and personally speaking, thank you for your friendship!

Natalya: My thoughts are with Edge, and thank you so much for the wonderful memories. You're a real, true friend and ill never forget it-

Tommy Dreamer: My motto has always been I wrestle every single match like it is my last, cause 1 day I know it will b. Thanks Edge 4 everything u hav done

Frankie Kazarian: True class act. A boy with a dream is now a man who has left behind an incredible legacy. Thank you for all you have given

Trent Barreta: #edge

Ricardo Rodriguez: #ThankYouEdge

Adam Hopkins, WWE public relations: Sad news for WWE as Edge is forced to retire due to injury. Thank you for all of the memories, and it has been a pleasure working with you through the years.

Joey Styles: In wrestling you make many acquaintances and few friends. Edge is a friend. My friend, seeing you was always a pleasure and never a chore.

Mick Foley: A sad day for wrestling, but what an amazing career for Edge. I was so fortunate to have been his opponent, his partner, his friend.

Jimmy Korderas: I would also like to thank Adam Copeland for being a good friend for all those years.

Jim Ross: Edge will always be one of my favorites. I'm so grateful I was in a role to help him launch his wwe dream. Dreams do come true. Edge=HOF!

Eve Torres: An emotional night for sure. #ThankYouEdge. One of the most creative, hard working, passionate, & helpful men in the WWE. We'll miss you!

Maryse: Thank you Edge...

Max Buck: Congrats to Edge on an amazing career. I'm stealing his hair pull thing.

Bob Ryder: Just watched the Edge retirement segment of RAW. Congratulations on a tremendous career Edge. Be proud of all you have accomplished.

Yoshi Tatsu: I can't believe it. I'm very sad. But thank you very much Edge.

Kelly Kelly: Thank you Adam for everything.. you've been such a great friend your an amazing person, n inspiration and I had the honor of working with u!

Michelle McCool: Didn't catch raw but heard about most important part. I love you Edger! Thank you all you've given to a biz I have always loved! Mad respect Goes out to all you've done not only for your fans, but for us as well. I am so blessed to call u a friend! Thx for always helping me!

Kevin Nash: the loss of Edge is a sad day 4 the WWE great in ring,but such a special guy out,he still has years left to give

Wade Barrett: I have a tremendous amount of respect for Edge. A great career and a great human being.

Zack Ryder: Thank you Edge. You will be missed. Without you, there would be no Zack Ryder. I'll always be an Edgehead. Love you man.

Chris Jericho: Edge is a great performer and 1 of my favorite opponents. He's also got an incredible MIND for the business. Congrats on an amazing career

Beth Phoenix: Seeing edge say goodbye was surreal. He is irreplaceable.

Paul Bearer: Wishing Edge the very best. What a outstanding gentleman and friend, notwithstanding a fine athlete and performer.

Samoa Joe: A Little late but I just heard about Edge's Retirement. Good People, GREAT wrestler, and will sorely be missed in the ring.

Steve Corino: I always enjoyed Edge. Good dude too. Always nice (must be the Canadian in him). Good luck to him in his future. Def HOF guy.

Kurt Angle: It's sad to see my friend Edge Retire from WWE. Edge was one of the Best. Your Fans will miss You dearly. I know I will. Luv u Edge!!!!

Shannon Moore: Yeah my wife told me about Edge turning in his boots last night. I'm Happy that he knows when the ring is a danger. You guys remember that Wrestling is a Biz to us and luxury to you. Edge will do great in his next steps of Life. Thank you Edge for all the bumps and bruises that you put your body through. You were one of the best in the ring.

Matt Hardy: Heard Adam is retiring because of physical issues that won't allow him to safely continue wrestling. He'll be missed, we've certainly had our fair share of issues.. Both good and bad. But I tip my hat to Edge who is one of the greatest I've ever been in the ring with. Adam resides in NC now-sure I'll run into him down the road. Glad that him & I are in a good place. We came in as friends, & went out that way.

Taz: Edge, 1 of the GREAT guys in the biz. Awesone talent & awesome guy! I live the numbness in arms due to neck issues also, scary.Be well bro.

RELATED LINKS

  • Edge bio and story archive
  • Edge Photo Gallery