|Edge (Wrestler) Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1973|
Adam Copeland aka Edge is a retired wrestler who started his wrestling career in 1992 and retired on April 11, 2011, due to a neck injury. During these 19 years, he mostly played with WWF (now known as WWE) under the ring name “Edge”. But, before becoming famous as “Edge”, he used several ring names like Sexton Hardcastle, Damon Striker, Conquistador Uno, Adam Impact, and others. Apart from wrestling, he has also appeared in movies and made guest appearances on TV shows.
Adam Joseph Copeland
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Edge went to the Humber College in Toronto and graduated with a degree in radio broadcasting. He had to later take training in radio broadcasting as well.
Actor, podcaster, and retired professional wrestler
- Mother – Judy Copeland
Adam Copeland is represented by Encore Sports and Entertainment.
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm (Billed height)
His real height is considered to be 6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
110 kg or 242.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Adam Copeland has dated
- Alannah Morley (1998-2004) – In November 1998, Copeland started dating Alannah Morley, who is the sister of wrestler Sean Morley, who is better known by his ring name Val Venis. After having dated for 3 years, they got married in November 2001. Their marriage last a little under two and a half years as they got divorced in March 2004. However, it has been reported that their marriage was on the rocks for quite some time.
- Lisa Ortiz (2003-2005) – It is reported that Adam Copeland started dating actress Lisa Ortiz in October 2003. They got married in October 2004. But soon after their marriage, he started having an affair with fellow wrestler Amy Dumas (Lita). Their affair was made public in February 2005. In October 2005, Ortiz filed for divorce.
- Amy Dumas (2005-2006) – According to reports, he started going out with wrestler Amy Dumas by the start of 2005. They decided to end their relationship in November 2006.
- Elizabeth Carolan (2012-Present) – Copeland started dating wrestler Elizabeth Carolan, who is better known by her ring name of Beth Phoenix in March 2012. In December 2013, she gave birth to their first daughter, Lyric Rose Copeland. They welcomed their second daughter, Ruby Ever Copeland, in May 2016. They got married in October 2016. Their wedding day coincided with his 43rd birthday.
Race / Ethnicity
Blue with a hint of green
- Towering Height
- Sharp Jawline
- Blue-Green Eyes
Adam Copeland has appeared in a couple of TV commercials for popular snack food, Slim Jim.
Best Known For
- His highly successful career as a professional wrestler, during which he went on to win multiple championships including WWF Tag Team Championship, WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, and the United States Championship.
- Being cast in the recurring role of Kjetill Flatnose in the 5th season of the historical drama TV series, Vikings.
First WWE Match
In 1998, Edge competed in his first televised match against Jose Estrada, Jr. Although he managed to win the match via countdown, it was a disaster as he injured Estrada’s neck, which led to a premature end of the match.
In 2000, Edge made his theatrical film debut in the fantasy action movie, Highlander: Endgame.
First TV Show
In 2002, Adam Copeland made his first TV show appearance in the game show, Weakest Link.
Adam Copeland hasn’t eased out on his workout regime after having given up wrestling. However, he has changed his workout routine. He has given up on lifting heavy. He has replaced his heavy lifting regime with circuit training workout routine. He usually selects a number of exercises and repeats one after another without any rest in between before the end of the circuit.
He has started using rower in the gym for his cardio routine. Also, he loves to take his mountain bike out for a ride. Plus, he gives his body more time to rest and recover, which wasn’t possible during his wrestling career.
Adam Copeland Favorite Things
- TV Guilty Pleasure – The Voice
- Typical Bar Order – Coffee
- Music Artists – Pearl Jam, Foos, Ray LaMontagne, Sigur Rós, Avett Brothers, Maddie Shuler, Radiohead, Weezer, Iron Maiden
- Food – Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Movie – Young Frankenstein (1974), Dumb and Dumber (1994)
- Pizza Toppings – Kale, pepperoni, and cheese
- Emoji – Canadian flag or octopus
- Wrestlers – Randy Savage, Mr. Perfect, Ricky Steamboat, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart
- NHL Teams – Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils
Adam Copeland Facts
- Edge never met his father in his entire life. In fact, he never got to see a picture of his father.
- Adam’s mother raised him as a single parent.
- He attended his first Wrestlemania event at Wrestlemania VI in his teens. He had a seat in the 11th row ringside. At the event, he watched Hulk Hogan against The Ultimate Warrior and he credits this match for making him realize that he wanted to become a wrestler.
- At the age of 17, he won an essay writing contest at his local gym and for a prize, he got free training from Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchison in Toronto.
- His wrestling inspirations had to briefly take a back seat as he had to take up a couple of jobs to help pay the bills.
- In his early training days, he used to train on one weekday and the weekends. As the low ceiling prevented top-rope moves, he had to focus on improving his technical mat-based skills, which would serve him well later in his career.
- Early in his career, he used to wrestle in the independent circuit under the ring name “Sexton Hardcastle”. He later formed the Sex and Violence tag team with Joe E. Legend.
- In the independent circuit, he formed a tag team with Christian Cage and went on to win ICW Street Fight Tag Team Championship. His partnership with Cage would serve him well in his early years with WWF.
- In 1995, he was discovered by Carl De Marco, who was Bret Hart’s manager. De Marco asked him to send his audition tape to WWF and also assured Copeland that he would put in a good word as well.
- In 1996, he started wrestling for WWF without having signed an official contract. They used to pay him $210 per week. The company also agreed to pay off his outstanding college debt, which was around $40,000.
- In 1997, he asked Copeland to go to Calgary where Bret Hart was informally training wrestlers as he recovered from his knee injury. He and Christian managed to impress Hart, who recommended them to the WWF management.
- In 1997, he was signed by WWF on a developmental contract. He would train with them for about a year before he would start wrestling in their mainstream matches.
- By the time of his WWF TV debut in June 1998, he adopted Edge as his ring name. He had taken the name from the Albany Radio Station.
- In 1998, he collaborated with Christian and Gangrel to form a group known as The Brood. The Brood was later absorbed into The Undertaker‘s Ministry of Darkness.
- He and Christian managed to win the WWF Tag Team Championship on 7 occasions. They also earned popularity for their repeated participation in Tables, Ladders, and Chairs matches, in which they often faced Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz.
- He showed off his credentials as an emerging singles competitor in 2001 by winning the King of Ring tournament.
- In 2004, he had to give up Intercontinental Title after suffering a serious groin injury. As part of Raw’s storyline, he was stripped of his title by General Manager Eric Bischoff.
- At Wrestlemania 21, he managed to win the first-ever ‘Money in the Bank’ ladder match. He later revealed that he wasn’t a fan of the ladder match and had told WWF management to keep him out of the line for the event but he was talked into participating in the match by other participants such as Chris Jericho.
- In 2006, he went on to win the WWE Championship for the first time by hitting the reigning champion John Cena with two spears. He decided to celebrate his win by having intercourse with Lita in the ring but could only indulge in foreplay as they were interrupted by Ric Flair.
- In 2006, he partnered with Randy Orton to form Rated-RKO to take on D-Generation X (DX) (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), who had been undefeated since their reunion. Rated-RKO managed to defeat DX at Cyber Sunday.
- In 2007, by defeating Mr. Kennedy, he became the first wrestler to win the ‘Money in the Bank’ contract on two occasions.
- In May 2007, he switched from Raw to Smackdown and cashed his Money in the Bank contract by taking on The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight title. He speared his opponent to win his first World Heavyweight title.
- After he won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship with Chris Jericho at The Bash, he became the first wrestler to have become World Tag Team Champion 12 times.
- In 2011, he revealed that he was retiring from wrestling after coming to the terms of his neck problem caused by a previous injury. After a serious injury, the doctors had to insert screws and plates into his neck.
- He was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis and doctors had warned him that he risked neck-down paralysis or even death if he fell hard enough.
- In March 2012, Edge was inducted by his old friend Christian into the WWE Hall of Fame.
- In November 2004, he published his autobiography, Adam Copeland on Edge. Unlike most other wrestlers who use ghostwriters, Copeland had himself written his book in longhand.
- In April 2004, Adam admitted to the use of steroids to help him recover from his neck injury. But he decided to shelve the steroids’ use after realizing that it slowed him down.
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