Over the past week, reports have surfaced claiming WWE management is upset with Edge's decision to participate in Tommy Dreamer's debut House of Hardcore event on October 6th. Reports also claimed that WWE offered Edge a new contract when he last appeared on Smackdown, and in a new interview conducted for The Whig, Edge had the following to say on both subjects:
Whether or not WWE is upset that he is doing the House of Hardcore show:
“Haven’t heard a thing,” Copeland said. “All I hear is from people saying ‘it’s on the Internet,’ which, it’s got to be true then …” he said, sarcastically.
On reports that he was offered a new contract by WWE:
“I wasn’t offered another contract. I don’t know where people get their news from,” he added, calling the appearance “another day at the office.”
On the abrupt ending to his career, and whether or not anyone saw it coming:
“None of us did,” Copeland said. “I knew there were issues, but we didn’t the extent of what the issues were. It kind of caught all of us — me probably least of all just because I was like ‘whoa, something weird is happening here…’ I knew something (was wrong). No one else really knew because I didn’t tell anybody else. I think Christian was the only who knew because he rode with me. And he knows me. Him, I’ll confide in. And Tommy, there were nights where he carried my bags up for me because I had no strength in my arms. He knew, too. But generally, it was like you just go out, you do your thing and you don’t say anything and then you get back and you do it again.”
On his relationship with Tommy Dreamer:
“There are few people I can honestly say from the industry that I’ll maintain contact with. You can probably count them on one hand, maybe if you’re pushing it, two,” Copeland said, emphasizing the words probably and maybe. “And Tommy would be one of them, without a doubt.”
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