Adam Joseph Copeland or better known by his ring name 'Edge', is a Canadian professional wrestler, who was signed with WWE. He started his wrestling career in the 1990s working the independent circuit in Ontario and the Great Lakes region of the United States. During 1997, he became a part of a larger group referred to as the Thug Life. In 1996, he was asked to wrestle in a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) match. Eventually he received a developmental contract with the WWF in 1997. Edge captured his first singles championship, the WWF Intercontinental Championship, on July 24, 1999. Edge impressed further by emerging as a singles competitor by winning the King of the Ring tournament in 2001. On April 19 2004, episode of RAW, he and Chris Benoit won the World Tag Team Championship. At Wrestle-Mania 21, Edge won his first ever Money in the Bank ladder match, gaining himself a contract that gave him a shot at the World Heavyweight championship within one year. In June, Edge won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship with Chris Jericho at The Bash. Overall Edge has won 31 Championships in WWE ncluding eleven world championships, five Intercontinental Championships, one United States Championship and 14 tag team championships.