WWE began 2020 with a bang. The WWE Royal Rumble was full of moments for the fans to savour. However, the highlight of the show was Edge making his first in-ring return since his retirement in 2011.
The Rated R Superstar made a surprise return to the ring for the Royal Rumble match. He had been hitting the headlines ever since he was spotted outside the WWE Performance Center. With the 46-year-old expressing his desire to wrestle again, it became evident that WWE would use Edge in some capacity at the pay-per-view.
When Edge arrived, the WWE Universe couldn't contain their emotions. Edge entered the ring at the No. 21 position after his iconic entrance routine. 'The Ultimate Opportunist' had a stand-off with AJ Styles that resulted in a vicious spear to Styles. Edge eventually eliminated him. Edge shared a short reunion with his long-time rival Randy Orton. He eliminated him later in the match. Edge also tossed out Luke Gallows to tie for the match’s third-most eliminations.
A Royal Rumble winner in 2010, Edge lasted 23:43 before finally being knocked out by Roman Reigns.
Without Edge, there is no me.— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) January 27, 2020
He gave me his time when he didn’t have to.
He gave me advice when he didn’t have to.
He gave me a friend when he didn’t have to.
He gave me a place to live when he didn’t have to.
I owe him everything. Tonight made me happy.
Seeing @EdgeRatedR tonight put a smile on my face on a day that I think we all desperately needed one. Thank you.— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) January 27, 2020
EDGE!— Matt Cardona (@ZackRyder) January 27, 2020
Coolest thing ever. Gives people hope! https://t.co/fDb2M76nYj— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) January 27, 2020