Edge, is reportedly planning to resurrect his Rated-R Superstar persona.

Although the Rated-R gimmick has always been depicted as a villain, it’s unclear whether Edge will deviate from the norm upon his return. Given that Judgment Day betrayed the veteran wrestler on the June 6 “WWE Raw” show, conventional pro wrestling logic would dictate that he make a babyface comeback. Since being expelled from the faction by Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Rhea Ripley last month, Edge has been absent from WWE TV.

Although Edge is apparently scheduled to attend next week’s SummerSlam farewell episode of RAW from Madison Square Garden in New York City, it is unknown at this time whether he will make an appearance on television. It would be interesting to see if he continues the feud with The Judgment Day because Finn Balor and Damian Priest will be taking on The Mysterios as a tag team the following Monday night. Next week, Rey Mysterio’s 20th anniversary party will be crashed by The Judgment Day.

Where the name comes from?

The “live celebration” with WWE Hall of Famer Lita in January 2006, followed by his feuds with John Cena and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, were when Edge really started to capitalize on his “Rated R” persona. Edge had first started employing the gimmick in November 2005. During his second reign that summer, The Ultimate Opportunist even changed the name of the WWE Title to The Rated R Championship. Everyone knows Edge for his extraordinary number of championship victories throughout his career. But he also triumphed in other crucial matches on top of that.

Edge has previously won the Royal Rumble, which he did in 2010 after a shocking injury comeback. He was the first-ever winner of Money in the Bank and a prior winner of King of The Ring. 

For a number of weeks, the business has been broadcasting vignettes on RAW. The videos included vintage goods and memorabilia from the Rated-R Superstar’s past competitors. The vignettes have thus far made mention of John Cena, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, The Dudleys, Mick Foley, and Eddie Guerrero. Edge, who at first referred to himself as the Rated R Superstar, went on a rampage of devastation, taking out John Cena and Mick Foley, before teaming up with Randy Orton to become Rated RKO. Additionally, there was the trivial issue of the now-famous *ahem-ahem* celebration with Lita as the on-screen companion. Edge participated in the most contentious angle of the 2000s even outside of the squared circle, up until the Chris Benoit tragedy. Lita cheated on unbroken Matt Hardy by sleeping with Edge, his closest friend. The rest of the story is notorious R-rated history.

But it was Edge’s legendary contests with the Dudleys and the Hardys that really cemented his reputation.

He pulled off several moves that had never been seen before and would change wrestling as we knew it. Even now, despite how far wrestling has travelled, some of the maneuvers from those encounters still captivate us. They were definitely R-rated.

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