Last night’s show was main evented by a match between Edge and Dominik Mysterio, which came off the fact of Dominik’s recent heel turn.
The match ended via DQ, with Edge being attacked with multiple chair shots to the leg, which could have been used to write him off TV.
What are WWE’s plans for Edge right now?
As noted, Edge was brutally attacked by Judgement Day during the final portion of last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
Judgement Day rushed the ring during the Hall of Famer’s match with Dominik Mysterio, attacking him with a steel chair, focusing heavily on his leg.
As you can see from the footage below, the multi-time WWE Champion suffered several nasty shots from the chair, which commentary suggested may have left him with a broken leg.
Video: Judgement Day’s attack on Edge from Monday Night Raw
While not 100% confirmed, the speculation amongst many within the wrestling community, as shared by WrestleTalk, is that the attack will be used to write Edge off WWE TV.
This idea was also brought up by Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio, who explained that due to clauses within Edge’s contract, it’s quite likely that he’s now going to take some time away from TV.
The thing with Edge though is, because he’s got a limited contract so he’s not around weekly, it felt like this was another injury angle.
Edge’s contract, as the quote from Meltzer above claims, is for limited dates, so this won’t be the first time that he’s taken a prolonged period away from WWE TV before returning for a big match.
Edge usually appears at Saudi Arabia shows, so it seems likely that the plan is for him to miss Extreme Rules on October 8, before returning for a match with Finn Balor at Crown Jewel on November 5.
Edge wants to retire next year
WWE should probably get used to working without Edge from now on, as the 48-year-old has revealed that he plans on retiring before too long.
While wrestling in Toronto in August, Edge revealed that his intention is to have his final match and retire in Canada during the Summer of next year.
This could come as a huge blow to WWE and Head of Creative Triple H, who will no longer be able to rely on the wrestling legend for star power when booking his shows.
For more on what the future may hold for Edge as his retirement draws closer and closer, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.