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In the main event of Monday Night RAW, Edge competed against Judgment Day’s Damian Priest. This was one of Edge’s first RAW matches in over a decade and it only made sense that his friends and family were in attendance in his hometown of Toronto, Canada to see it.
The Scotiabank Arena gave Edge a standing ovation during his entrance and rained boo’s down over Priest. Edge’s gear was red and white, a dedication to the Canadian flag and the crowd was firmly behind him. He took control early in the match and proved to Priest that he’s still got it. This only made Priest mad. He eventually cut Edge off and tossed him to the outside.
Priest then hit a devastating Razor’s Edge through the announce table, leaving Edge’s body lying cut in a pile of broken debris. The Superstar continued to dominate Edge for a few minutes until referee Charles Robinson was accidentally knocked out of the ring. With no referee in sight, Priest grabbed a chair to punish Edge, but that plan backfired. Edge recovered and hit Priest with the chair before nailing him with the rare Canadian Destroyer and then a Spear for the victory.
This match felt like a big deal from the start and the fans were invested in seeing one of their heroes wrestle in what could be one of his final matches. As Edge and his wife, Beth Phoenix, closed out the show by standing strong in the ring, Edge grabbed a microphone and cut a very important promo after RAW went off the air.
Edge told fans he plans to retire after RAW in Toronto next year. The emotional speech was met by another ovation from fans. Edge simply wants to end his career on his own terms and it looks like he’s going to be able to do that with another epic run under his belt.
“I'm looking at the calendar, and we usually come here in August. So next August, I plan on seeing each and every one of you. And in a perfect world, we all say goodbye to each other that night. Hey, but that's OK man, this is the place for me to do it, OK?”
This was a fantastic RAW main event and also sent fans home feeling both happy, and like they’d seen something important between the big fight feel and Edge’s possible retirement confirmation. Only time will tell if Edge does retire next year in Toronto. Regardless, we still have at least one more year of watching The Rated-R Superstar turn his foes inside out with the best Spear in the business.
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