WWE

Edge.

WWE legend Edge opens up about using real-life affair with Lita on-screen

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Former WWE superstar Edge is probably one of the most successful in-ring talents there has ever been in the company and whether he was a hero or a villain, he was beloved all the same.

The Ultimate Opportunist was an 11-time WWE world champion, a Royal Rumble winner, King of the Ring winner, the original Money in the Bank winner as well as a 12-time tag team champion, seven of which he won alongside Christian, who he now hosts a WWE Network show with.

Edge turned into a serious heel in 2004 as he became frustrated with not being able to win the World Heavyweight title.

Article continues below

In 2005, Edge began having an affair with WWE superstar Lita, who was in a relationship with Matt Hardy at the time.

When the news came out, Hardy was fired from the WWE as Edge and Lita were deemed more valuable and they didn't believe there could be a working environment anymore.

Article continues below

Eventually, they brought Hardy back and put the real-life problems of the trio on-screen for what was incredibly compelling television.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated named the feud the best of 2005, but the great TV came at a price for Edge. Although The Rated-R superstar understood what the WWE wanted to capitalise on the story, it didn't make the situation any easier on him.

"Well, I understood it from a business standpoint, and I always try to look at it from Vince's standpoint," Edge said. "And it's like, I get it. I totally get it. I put myself in this position, so I only got myself to blame. So, alright, you reap what you sow, so let's go sow it and reap it, I guess.

"I tried to commit to whatever I had to do onscreen because that was the only way it was going to work. And it really did feel like it was her and I against the world, kind of thing. So we felt that way, so it was easy to portray that on TV."

How difficult was it to have his life unravel on live television? According to Edge, it was the most stressful time of his career.

"I mean, it was difficult. Without a doubt. And I'd say that was probably, like, the most stressful point of my career, just from a personally taxing standpoint. But I was like, 'okay, see it through, get passed it,' and, really, my mindset was, 'we're here now, so I'm going to use this and try if you want to think you know me, I'm going to use this to fuel, if you want to hate me, I'll give you reasons.'"

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
WWE
WWE Smackdown
Triple H
Edge
Matt Hardy
Triple H
Vince McMahon

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again