The wrestling business brings constant traveling and permanent physical ailments while touring the country and performing in front of thousands of fans. It’s even more of a tough time as wrestlers are away from friends and family at home too. There’s no surprise that many seek a little TLC to get by each day, but not everyone sticks to the rules and many marriages and relationships are left in tatters.
On the following episode of Raw, Edge failed to win the title after interference from Bálor. It led to Edge approaching Randy Orton and asking him to join forces to defeat DX, which Orton accepted and joined an alliance with Edge. At Cyber Sunday on November 5, Rated-RKO defeated DX with Eric Bischoff as the special guest referee. On the November 13 episode of Raw, Rated-RKO defeated Ric Flair and Roddy Piper to win the World Tag Team Championship, making Edge a record eleven-time tag team champion.
Does Edge still have more left?
Since Peacock is the exclusive home of the WWE here in the US, so this makes sense. And even if you do have cable, you probably want to opt for Peacock over Pay-per-view anyway as it’s a lot cheaper ($4.99 a month vs. $59.99). Solo headbutted Cody and set up a Samoan Spike, but Cody blocked it and hit another Cody Cutter.
The notorious couple never broke up on-screen, and it only ended when she retired in 2006. It was unknown when the two officially broke up in real life, but it was possible that the pressure from the fans was a factor. Lita began dating Matt Hardy around the same time Team Xtreme was created, which consisted of the latter and The Hardy Boyz. Another tag team that was making headlines at the time was Edge and Christian, even engaging in a memorable feud with Dudley Boyz.
Everyone acts like it’s such a sure thing that Cody is going to be the one to finally beat Roman Reigns and take his titles, but I’m not so sure about that. Roman and Cody have done a nice enough job of building a story over the past few months, but I personally think Cody’s story would be a lot more compelling if he lost and had to climb the ladder again. I think Cody’s story is one of perseverance and overcoming challenges. Yes, he got injured last year and came back, but I’d like to see him experience some real losses. I’ve enjoyed a ton of feuds both of these women have been in, but to be honest, the build to this match has been a little flat.
The Real Life Drama Between WWE Legends Matt Hardy, Lita & Edge, Explained
Neither Edge nor Orton won the championship, and they lost their claims as number one contenders after a failed match with Cena at Backlash on April 29. At the Royal Rumble on January 21, 2001, Edge and Christian were defeated by the Dudley Boyz and lost the tag team titles. At Judgment Day on May 20, Edge and Christian competed in a Tag Team Turmoil match which was won by Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. WWE realized AJ Lee’s acting range could have her involved in main event storylines. Following her relationships with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk ended, she was involved with Kane for a short while. All three wrestlers feuded for the WWE Championship with Lee as the biggest variable.
At SummerSlam on August 17, The Undertaker defeated Edge, and after the match, Undertaker chokeslammed Edge off the top of a ladder and through the ring canvas, with flames rising from the hole. The following night on Raw, Edge decided to celebrate his victory by having “hot, unbridled sex” in the middle of the ring. He and Lita engaged in foreplay until they were interrupted by Flair, who called Edge a disgrace and “that he was horrible in the sack”. Flair, however, ended up on the receiving end of a con-chair-to on the announcers’ table until Cena came out to Flair’s aid and performed an FU on Lita. The “Live Sex Celebration” segment earned Raw a 5.2 rating, the highest Raw rating in over a year, leading Edge to call himself the “most watched champion ever”. On the January 16 episode of Raw, Edge defeated Ric Flair in a TLC match to retain the WWE Championship.
The affair became public knowledge in February 2005, resulting in Copeland and Ortiz divorcing on November 17, 2005. Copeland and wrestler Beth Phoenix had a daughter named Lyric on December 12, 2013. Edge won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship with Chris Jericho at The Bash on June 28 after he and Jericho were inserted into what was originally a match between reigning champions The Colóns and Legacy. The win made Edge a record setting 12 time World Tag Team Champion.
At the event, Edge and Christian joined forces with The New Day against The League of Nations with The New Day completing a ‘Face turn’. He later reunited with his ‘Edgeheads’ Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. Edge was present at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremoney in 2017 as his wife Beth Phoenix was inducted. On April 7, 2018, Edge and Christian inducted the Dudley Boyz into the WWE Hall of Fame. Later that year on October 16 at the 1,000th episode of SmackDown, Edge hosted The Cutting Edge with SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch as his guest. On June 29, Edge retained his championship against Batista at Night of Champions, after interference from La Familia.
When AJ Lee first signed to WWE’s developmental program, she was in a relationship with Trent Barreta. They’d both get called up to the main roster, but Lee was pushed much harder than Trent was, and their relationship would come to an abrupt end. The next thing to come out of the blue was that Lee and Punk became an item, and then Trent was released from the company. Punk and Daffney were the hottest wrestling couple on the independents at one point, both working for Ring of Honor.
She returned to the ring in 2007, debuting for the United Wrestling Federation as a special guest referee for a match between Christy Hemme and April Hunter. Although retired, Amy randomly returned to the ring and even defeated Heath Slater in a no disqualification match on Raw’s 1000th episode. After signing to WWF’s development deal, Amy was paired with Luchador Essa Rios and given the name Lita that fans identify with until today. She made her debut on February 13, 2000, for an episode of Sunday Night Heal. One of the wrestling school owners, Funk, complied a video showing Lita’s impressive skills and sent it to the WWF. The Federation liked her skills and signed her on November 1, 1999.
It ended up working really well for Lita and Edge, but Matt Hardy was just kind of there from that point on. Of course, he went on to rejuvenate his career and has come full circle back to WWE, but hearing Lita speak of this storyline a decade after the fact makes you realize how wrestling is sometimes very real. Thanks to her look and ability to perform more aerial moves than the average female wrestler, Lita was such an instant hit in ECW that she was on her way to WWE in less than a year. After training with Dory Funk, Jr. and spending some time in developmental, Lita made her debut as the valet of Essa Rios on Sunday Night Heat.
The two never showed much chemistry and Orton continued to flop as a face. It ended when Orton turned heel by hitting the RKO on Stacy to prove he has no weaknesses during his feud with The Undertaker. In fact, Lita revealed that angel return this very event led her to leave the WWE. When she mentioned it to the top of the company, however, she was even threatened with firing. Edge and Beth have two children together, the oldest being Lyric, who was born in 2013.