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WWE News: Edge talks about his life after WWE, says he focuses on acting and fatherhood now

1.68K   //    03 Nov 2016, 15:42 IST
Edge recently appeared as a guest on the Amazon series Bookaboo

WWE Hall of Famer, Edge, appeared in an interview with ESPN, where The Rated R superstar spoke about how his life has shaped after his departure from WWE. He also spoke about his interest in acting and being a father to his kids.

Commenting on his life after WWE, Adam Copeland, said that he had always perceived ‘Edge’ as a character that he had to portray and bring to life. He added that he was still doing the same thing in his current profession of acting. 

The only difference was that he currently has to portray a man, who sails on ‘long Viking ships’, in his recurring role on History channel’s “Vikings”.

Edge also shed light on how he was a devoted father to his two daughters. He revealed that he enjoy spending time with daughters, Lyric and Ruby.

"Having two little girls of my own really adds weight to that for me. I read to my kids every night. Not a missed night. If I’m in Ireland, and with the time difference, I will film myself reading a book for that night and send it to Dropbox, so Beth can still play it for them. So even while I’m sleeping or working, they still get our nightly routine of dad reading them to bed.”

Edge said he was thankful that he had a long career spanning over 20 years. He also added that was happy that he had started early, which in turn meant, that he would have time for other things later on in life. 

Like a lot of former wrestlers before him, Copeland admitted that he missed performing in the ring and the adrenaline rush of stepping into it. He said the fact that he could no longer connect to the other superstars in the locker room, also left a big gap in his life. 

Edge, however, refused to comment on whether he would agree to step into a more prominent role in WWE, as an announcer or on-screen general manager.

Edge had to retire from active competition in 2011 at the age of 37, after accumulated neck and spinal injuries. He was the World Heavyweight Champion at that time and had to forcefully relinquish his title. He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame the following year, by his best friend and former tag team partner Christian.

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