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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 October 1973Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameAdam Joseph Copeland
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adam Copeland, formerly known as WWE Superstar Edge, is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who is currently starring as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series HAVEN for Syfy. Canadian born, Copeland's life in wrestling spanned two decades, and through his long and decorated career as "Edge", Copeland entertained millions of fans internationally while winning 31 championships overall in WWE - the most by any wrestler ever - including 11 world heavyweight championships. Copeland became the youngest wrestler ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in March 2012. As an actor, Copeland appeared in an instalment of the popular film franchise Highlander: Endgame, and also starred in the WWE produced, Bending the Rules opposite Jamie Kennedy. Copeland's television appearances include a recurring guest arc on Sanctuary, and numerous appearances as Edge in shows such as Clash Time, the Weakest link, Mind of Mencia, Deal Or No Deal, and MADtv to name a few. Copeland's autobiography, Adam Copeland on Edge, was a New York Times bestseller, and he is currently in the process of writing a second book. Copeland has a massive and dedicated international fan base, with a twitter following of over 750K, and growing daily. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, NC, where he spends his time hiking, biking, cuddling with his family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Daniel Abrams

Spouse (2)

Lisa Ortiz (21 October 2004 - 2005) (divorced)
Alannah Morley (8 November 2001 - 2004) (divorced)

Trade Mark (15)

Walks to the ring wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses
Finishing move: The Spear
Submission finisher: The Edgeucator
Illegal Move: One Man Con-Chair-To (sandwich chair shot to the head)
Trademark Move: Edge-O-Matic (Sitout rear mat slam)
Trademark move: Downward Spiral (Reverse STO)
Trademark move: Winning Edge (Half-Nelson Bulldog)
Trademark move: Missile Dropkick
Trademark move: Electric Chair Bomb
Finishing move: Spear
Finishing move: Concussion on Delivery/Edgecution (Impaler DDT)
Finishing move: Edgeucator (Inverted Sharpshooter)
Trademark move: One Man Con-Chair-To (Sandwich Chairshot)
Trademark move: Edge-O-Matic (Sit-Down Rear Mat Slam)
Trademark move: Edgecution

Trivia (80)

Edge held the Intercontinental Title for a one day period. He won it at SkyDome on July 24, 1999 from Jeff Jarrett but lost it the next night in Buffalo. Recently got engaged to the sister of another Canadian Wrestler, Val Venis.
Was WWF Tag Team Champion.
Former member of the Brood and the Ministry of Darkness.
Edge and Christian won the WWF Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania X-7 for the seventh time, a WWF record. [April 2001]
2001 WWF King of the Ring
Wife Alannah is the sister of fellow WWF wrestler (and fellow Canadian) Sean Morley, better known as Val Venis.
First unified WWF Intercontinental and WCW United States Champion
As a sixteen year old, attended WrestleMania VI at the Toronto SkyDome, to watch Hulk Hogan battle the Ultimate Warrior. Twelve years later, he returned to the SkyDome to participate in WrestleMania X8. Ironically, Hulk Hogan was also on the card.
Was one half of the second ever WWE Tag Team Champions with Rey Mysterio
Was at Wrestlemania 6.
Was the first wrestler to ever successfully win a World Tag Team Championship with Hulk Hogan in Hogan's 20+ career. Hogan was the direct inspiration for Edge to get into the business as well.
Would do a five second pose upon entering the ring throughout late 2000 and early 2001 for those with "the benefit of flash photography" with his tag team partner Christian, often resulting in many humourous poses.
Up until he and Christian (Jason Reso) captured the WWF Tag Team Championship, would usually make his ring entrance from the crowd
Defeated Kurt Angle to win the 2001 King of the Ring. Later defeated Kurt Angle in a hair vs. hair match
Legitimately injured God Father in his debut match with the WWF. Edge flipped over the top rope while Jose' was on the floor, and hit his neck in the process. The match was ruled a 'no contest'.
Was the last opponent of Owen Hart, prior to Owen's death
Was voted by his high school senior class as "Most Likely to Win the WWF Championship"
Formerly known as Sexton Hardcastle III
In Febuary 2003, Edge underwent neck surgery under Dr. Lloyd Youngblood. He will be out for at least a year following surgury, similar recovery to that of Chris Benoit, Rhyno, Lita and Steve Austin.
Notable Title Wins Include: ICW/MWCW Mid-West Unified Tag Team title; SSW Tag Team title; ICW Street Fight Tag Team titles (2); WWF Intercontinental Title (4); WWF Tag Team Titles w/Christian (7); WWF King of the Ring 2001; WWF Tag Team Titles w/ Hulk Hogan; WWE World Tag Team titles w/Chris Benoit
Toured the independent wrestling circuit wrestling as "Sexton Hardcastle", teaming with Christian Cage.
His mother's name is Judy.
Met Christian (Jason Reso) when they were in the 5th grade, Jason was the new kid in school, and he had a ninja star, Adam thought that was cool and they've been best friends ever since.
WWE RAW Theme Song: "Metalingus", Alter Bridge.
Won a Hair vs. Hair Match against Kurt Angle at Judgement Day 2002.
Stole Lita (Amy Dumas) from Matt Hardy while Matt was injured.
Won the WWE Championship for the first time by defeating John Cena at New Year's Revolution
Edge won a title shot by winning a Money in the Bank Ladder Match by defeating Chris Benoit, Shelton Benjamin, Chris Jericho, Christian and Kane at WrestleMania 21.
At WrestleMania 22, he defeated Mick Foley in a Hardcore Match.
Previous Managers: Johnny Bradford, Judd the Studd, Terri Runnels, Lita.
He grew up without seeing his dad
His uncle Gary Copeland died in a car crash when he was just 9
Won his second WWE Championship in a Triple Threat match against RVD and John Cena on RAW 7/3.
He collects guitars
Currently resides in Tampa, Florida and Toronto, Canada.
Cites Hulk Hogan as not only his hero as a kid, but the man who inspired him to become a wrestler. Ironically, he helped Hogan win the tag team title at one point, Hogan's only win of that title.
Owns a Jeep.
11 times World tag team champion. And one time WWE tag team champion.
2 time WWE champion.
Beat Mr. Kennedy on Raw to win his second money in the bank briefcase. [May 2007]
Cashed in money in the bank to defeat the Undertaker and win World Heavywieght Championship. [May 2007]
In 2003 season of "Smackdown" his entrance music was "Never Gonna Stop Me" by Rob Zombie.
Claims that the number one question he gets asked by fans is if Christian (Jason Reso) is actually his brother. In his autobiography, he says that, for the record, Christian is not his brother, but that Reso is the closest thing to a brother he has ever had.
First "SmackDown!" superstar to win championship; besides long-time opponent Undertaker, in 2009.
After returning to WWE as a heel in 2004, took on his "Ultimate Opportunist" gimmick.
Published author.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Defeated Matt Hardy at Summerslam when referee Chad Patton stopped the match when Hardy began to bleed steadily from his forehead. [August 2005]
Captured the WWE Intercontinental Championship from Randy Orton July 11th, 2004 at Vengance. [July 2004]
Will make his Wrestlemania comeback after a two year absence in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match [April 2005]
Returned to WWE during a Raw taping from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. [March 2004]
At New Year's Revolution, cashed in his money in the bank title shot against John Cena after Cena had just defended his title in an Elimination Chamber match. After two spears, Edge won his first WWE Championship. [January 2006]
Defeated John Cena to win the WWE Championship for the first time at "New Year's Revolution" after cashing in his "Money in the Bank" title shot (which entitles him to title shot anytime) after the Elimination Chamber match. [January 2006]
Lost the WWE Championship to John Cena in Toronto, Canada at WWE Unforgiven [September 2006]
Beat Chris Jericho and Batista in a Triple Threat match for his Intercontinental Title at Summerslam 2004 when he pinned Jericho after hitting with the spear. [August 2004]
Was stripped of the Intercontinental Title by RAW GM: Eric Bischoff, because it was doubtful that Edge could recover from his groin injury in time to defend the title within the 30 day title defense rule. [September 2004]
Won the Six-man Money in the Bank Ladder match against Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Kane, Shelton Benjamin & Christian and now has a guaranteed title shot against the World Champion (whomever that may be at the time) anytime he wants up until WrestleMania 22. [April 2005]
Won 'Money in the Bank' from Ken Kennedy (May 7th edition of Raw) [May 2007]
was drafted by Raw in the companys second ever draft from Smackdown [March 2004]
Lost to Kane at Vengeance. [June 2005]
Turned heel (bad guy) at Taboo Tuesday, when he speared Shawn Michaels during his title shot against Triple H - Costing HBK the match. Is now also promoting his book as well. Edge will be on Triple H's team at Survivor Series on Nov 14th. [October 2004]
Captured the WWE title from John Cena At New Years Revolution [January 2006]
Is currently recovering from serious neck surgery, expected to return to wrestling hopefully next year. [March 2003]
Defeated Shawn Michaels in the opening bout of the Royal Rumble with a rolling cradle pin. [January 2005]
at WWE New Years Revolution Edge cashed in his money in the bank and beat John Cena to become the new WWE Champion [January 2006]
Will defend the WWE Championship at summers lam. [August 2006]
Drafted to WWE Raw during the Raw/Smackdown trade lottery that took place on the taping of WWE Raw in Detroit, Mi. [March 2004]
Won the Gold Rush Tournament after he beat Kane and will now face Batista for the World Heavyweight Title on the May 23rd episode of RAW. [May 2005]
Lost to Matt Hardy at Unforgiven in a steel cage match. [September 2005]
Bridgeport, CT, USA: On the April 11th 2011 episode of WWE Raw, Copeland announced that he will be retiring from wrestling due to problems with his past neck injury from 2003. [April 2011]
Was one of the final 3 remaining superstars at the interpromotional Royal Rumble. Edge eliminated the legendary Ric Flair, lucha libra sensations Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio, brilliant mat wrestler Shelton Benjamin, among others. [January 2005]
Will defend his WWE Title against John Cena at the Royal Rumble. [January 2006]
Won the WWE Championship from John Cena at New Years Revolution. Edge cashed in his money in the bank contract straight after the elimination chamber match, in which John Cena had competed and won. [January 2006]
Will face John Cena, and Triple H in a triple threat match at Backlash for the WWE Championship. [April 2006]
Returned from injury, winning the 2010 Royal Rumble Match. [January 2010]
Announces retirement from wrestling due to issues with his surgically repaired neck. [April 2011]
Won his second WWE Championship in a Triple Threat match against RVD and John Cena on RAW. [July 2006]
Defeated the Undertaker to become the new World Heavyweight Champion (filmed May 8th but aired May 11th) [May 2007]
He has a daughter with fellow retired wrestler Beth Phoenix. [December 2013].
Lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Personal Quotes (1)

Off beat shenanigans Rule!

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