Edge is one of the most decorated Wrestlemania performers of all time. The Rated R Superstar has taken part in many important matches at the grandest stage of them all, from action packed ladder matches to hardcore brawls to incredible main events, let’s take a look at which rank among the best and which rank among the worst.
13. Edge Vs. Booker T (Wrestlemania 18)
Shampoo commercials! Yes, they were literally feuding over a Japanese shampoo commercial. The storyline itself was obviously ridiculous, but it’s not the reason why it ranks as Edge’s worst Wrestlemania bout ever. The match wasn’t bad by any means, but it was a pretty uneventful encounter. They only had 6 minutes to work with, so they were pretty limited. It was Edge’s first Wrestlemania as a singles competitor and Booker was a solid choice for Edge to work with, but unfortunately with the limited time and the ridiculous story behind it, they couldn’t produce anything substancial.
12. Edge Vs. John Cena Vs. Big Show (Wrestlemania 25)
This match had the unfortunate task of following up on the amazing Undertaker Vs. Shawn Michaels match, but they did the best they could in the situation they were in and had a solid bout. This unfortunately didn’t have the big feel of a Wrestlemania World Title match, as the World Titles were changing so often in late 2008-early 2009. I would’ve preferred an Edge vs Cena singles match but WWE probably added The Big Show because Edge and Cena had countless singles matches with each other in the past. Cena having Edge and Big Show on his shoulders at the same time is the only noteworthy moment that fans still remember 14 years later, but it’s far from being a bad match.
11. Edge Vs. Randy Orton (Wrestlemania 36)
There was a lot of hype surrounding this one and rightfully so, as it was Edge’s first one on one match since his unfortunate retirement in 2011, in addition to the extremely amazing build up that this match had. Unfortunately, with the Covid 19 pandemic, this had to take place in front of 0 fans, which already put a huge burden on it. The match dragged so much with it being 36 minutes long. There was nothing wrong with the action itself, but almost the entire match was spent with the two competitors brawling backstage. Obviously, it’s extremely difficult to perform a Last Man Standing match in front of 0 fans, and both men clearly tried hard, but it could’ve been better, and it should’ve been shorter.
10. Edge Vs. Alberto Del Rio (Wrestlemania 27)
Good match that served as Edge’s last for 9 years before his return in 2020. Somehow, the Royal Rumble winner was in the opener of Wrestlemania, but I’m not here to talk about that. The match had some good psychology with Del Rio targeting Edge’s arm to set up the Cross Arm Breaker. Luckily, the outside interference was kept to a minimum as Christian and Brodus Clay were both present at ringside. Remember when Brodus Clay was buddies with Del Rio? Yeah, me neither. Pretty good match, all things considered, which still don’t rank highly in this list, which speaks volumes on how great Edge’s Wrestlemania matches were.
9. Edge Vs. Chris Jericho (Wrestlemania 26)
Another good match as expected from 2 Canadian icons. It wasn’t anything near a MOTY contender, though, which probably left some people disappointed. Edge came back from a long Achilles injury in the Royal Rumble match and set his sights on Chris Jericho, his tag team partner, before he got injured. The story was there, as Jericho kept trash-talking Edge while the Rated R Superstar was out injured. Surely this would mean Edge would come back and get a big win on the cocky heel? Yeaaaahhhhhhh no. Jericho retained, which left a sour taste in a lot of people’s mouths. The match itself was really good with some nice counters and nears falls. After the match, Edge hit a vicious Spear on Jericho through the barricade, which kept their feud going.
8. Edge Vs. AJ Styles (Wrestlemania 38)
It was a huge dream match that came to reality, although it wasn’t the classic encounter that some were expecting. Edge had recently turned heel, which impacted the dynamic of this match. I think a heel Styles vs. face Edge would’ve been a better match, but I guess we’ll never know. The match was pretty good, but I think 5 minutes should’ve been cut as some parts kind of dragged. The ending was a bit lame. The match was still enjoyable, even with its flaws.
7. Edge Vs. Mr. Kennedy Vs. Randy Orton Vs. CM Punk Vs. King Booker Vs. Finlay Vs. Jeff Hardy Vs. Matt Hardy
What a way to open up Wrestlemania. This was stacked with amazing talent from top to bottom so it was bound to be great. Edge’s Spear Rampage, Orton’s RKO to CM Punk off a ladder, Jeff Hardy risking his body just to drive Edge through a ladder and Kennedy’s Rolling Senton to Hornswoggle off the top of a ladder is just a short resume of the amazing action that happened here. Wrestlemania Money In The Bank ladder matches were always special, and this was a great example of why.
6. Edge Vs. Mick Foley (Wrestlemania 22)
From top to bottom, this match was absolutely incredible to witness. This was Edge’s prime as the evil heel bastard and Foley helped elevate the Rated R Superstar one step further. This match cemented Edge’s spot at the top of the card and truly made him a star. Everyone knew this match was going to be brutal, but this took it one step further. Barbed wire, thumbtacks, and a flaming f*cking table. Foley deserves more respect for putting his body on the line to create legends like The Undertaker, Edge, Triple H, Randy Orton, etc. A proper legend. The flaming table finish made this match memorable for years to come, and to this day, people still talk about it, and rightfully so. Every wrestling fan has to watch this.
5. Edge & Christian Vs. The Dudley Boyz Vs. The Hardy Boyz (Wrestlemania 2000)
While not on the level of their future TLC matches, this was still amazing in its own right and set a trend for the next 20 years. All 6 men put their bodies on the line to create an outstanding spectacle that would be remembered for years to come. This was promoted as a Ladder Match, but they used some tables to spice things up and take this match to a whole new level, which inspired the iconic TLC stipulation months later. Jeff Hardy’s Swanton to Bubba through a table is one of the many moments that made this match legendary. The action was amazing. All 3 teams were able to shine, and they easily put on the best match at that year’s Wrestlemania.
4. Edge Vs. Roman Reigns Vs. Daniel Bryan (Wrestlemania 37)
Excellent main event match that delivered on every aspect. This was Roman’s first Wrestlemania match as a heel (Non Shield), and both Edge and Bryan helped elevate Roman’s heel status to a whole new level. The match featured some wild moments with insane spots, great drama, and some of the usual interference by Jey Uso. Edge using a piece of the steel chair to apply a Crossface on Roman was a great moment of suspense. The con-chair-to finish was a nice touch, and Roman pinning Edge and Bryan simultaneously made for a really cool visual. One of the best triple threat matches of all time and easily the best match of Wrestlemania 37.
3. Edge Vs. Chris Jericho Vs. Shelton Benjamin Vs. Christian Vs. Chris Benoit Vs. Kane (Wrestlemania 21)
Historic match that still ranks as the best Money In The Bank ladder match ever, in my opinion. The lineup in this one was truly unique, with every wrestler playing their part to perfection. From Kane having to deal with everyone ganging up on him, to Benoit’s tremendous selling, to Shelton Benjamin’s unorthodox offense in these types of matches, the action simply refused to let up. This was a very important match in Edge’s career as, not only would he become WWE Champion 10 months later, but he would go on to reach new heights as the Rated R Superstar and the evil bastard that made everyone’s life miserable.
2. Edge Vs. The Undertaker (Wrestlemania 24)
Edge’s best Wrestlemania singles match by a long shot. Edge and The Undertaker had a legendary feud in 2008 in which both men took part in multiple historic battles. Their chemistry was simply elite, as not only did their in ring work flow effortlessly but their characters captivated audiences. The match featured some great counters, near falls, drama, everything you need in a Wrestlemania main event of this magnitude. Edge ended up submitting to the Hell’s Gate but he still looked strong in defeat. An amazing match that comes recommended every day of the week.
1. Edge & Christian Vs. The Dudley Boyz Vs. The Hardy Boyz (Wrestlemania 17)
Was there any doubt on which match would be ranked at the top of this list? This match should be seen by every wrestling fan. This was the prime of tag team wrestling in WWE. All 3 teams put their bodies on the line for the sake of supremacy of the tag team division. This match was literal perfection with amazing spots, a red hot Texas crowd, and the usual amazing commentary by Jim Ross and Paul Heyman. Edge’s mid-air spear to Jeff Hardy, Bubba Ray and Matt Hardy getting sent through 4 tables, Spike driving Christian through a table… This match is an absolute car wreck and in a good way. Nothing short of tremendous, and without a doubt, it ranks as Edge’s best ever Wrestlemania match.
And that will be all from me today. I had a blast revisiting all of Edge’s matches at the Showcase of Immortals and I hope you enjoyed the list. Feel free to share your comments down below and until next time!
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