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Name: Adam Copeland  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 30th October 1973
Place of Birth: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Actor
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Adam Copeland
Stage names Sexton Hardcastle
Adam Impact
Conquistador Uno
Height 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight 250lbs (113 kg)
Born October 30, 1973
Hometown Orangeville, Ontario
Billed from Toronto, Ontario
Trained by Ron Hutchinson
Sweet Daddy Siki
Sully's Gym (Toronto)
Bret and Stu Hart
Dory Funk, Jr.
Tom Prichard
Debut 1993

Adam Copeland is a Canadian professional wrestler known as Edge (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario) who performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand.

In late February 2005, Edge had a real-life adulterous affair with WWE Diva Lita, causing her and her long time boyfriend and WWE Superstar Matt Hardy to split, when Matt was contacted by Edge's wife. The fallout of this affair resulted in Matt Hardy being released from the WWE.


Throughout the 1990s he wrestled for many independent promotions in Ontario as well in the Great Lakes region of the United States under the name Sexton Hardcastle. His previous managers were Johnny Bradford and Judd the Studd. In his indy career, he also won the SSW Tag title, the ICW Street Fight Tag title and the ICW/MWCW Midwest Unified Tag title, all with long time friend, Christian Cage as his tag team partner they were known as the suicide blondes. He showed much potential and was signed by the then-WWF in 1998.

Many thought that upon his arrival, he would be the next Shawn Michaels. So far, Copeland has found some success in WWE, but not to the magnitude as Michaels has found. He was at first introduced as an enigmatic character, who quickly was teamed with his former tag team partner and on-screen brother, from independent promotions, Christian. The two joined The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness, and eventually found success as a heel comic duo of surfer dudes/teenyboppers, winning the WWE Tag-Titles 7 times. After with an on-screen feud, the team then dropped the storyline brotherhood gimmick when he and Christian broke out on their own. After the split of the team Edge continued with the character for the most part, only as a face.

In 2000, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Highlander: Endgame as "Road bandit".

In 2002, Copeland suffered a neck injury that required surgery that kept him sidelined for close to a year. He wrote a column on while he rehabilitated. He was scheduled to return to the ring in February 2004, but suffered a wrist injury just before his expected return. He was placed on the RAW brand in the draft lottery after WrestleMania XX, and returned to in-ring action shortly after that event. On April 19, 2004, he and Chris Benoit won the RAW tag team title.

On July 10 at Vengeance 2004 Edge went one-on-one with Randy Orton and ended Orton's 9 month Intercontinental title reign. On September 7, 2004, Eric Bischoff stripped Edge of the title because of a injury Edge received at a non-televised wrestling match.

His character was then portrayed as a crazed heel with a severe anger management problem, feuding with such wrestlers as Shawn Michaels, who he believes is the reason he did not get a chance to compete for the World Heavyweight Title at Taboo Tuesday. They have faced each other many times, including at the 2005 Royal Rumble.

At WrestleMania 21, Edge won the "Money-in-the-Bank" Ladder Match to gain a match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As per the stipulations of the match, his title match is guaranteed for up to a year, until WrestleMania 22.

Edge, still being portrayed as a crazed heel who blames everyone else for problems and missed opportunities in his wrestling career, now refers to himself by the nickname "Mr. Money-in-the-Bank" and carries his World Heavyweight Championship match contract, which then became a WWE Championship contract when the titles exchanged shows, in a briefcase wherever he goes.

Edge is currently feeling heat due to a recent decision to betray a fellow wrestler and real life friend, Matt Hardy. WWE upper management is displeased with the extramarital affair he had with Amy Dumas (Lita), a wrestling Diva and Matt's girlfriend of six years.

Yet, Edge was paired with Lita in the TV storyline after she turned on Kane to help Edge win the Gold Rush Tournament on the May 16, 2005 edition of RAW. Edge then faced the World Heavyweight Champion Batista the next week. Despite the interference of Christian and Tyson Tomko, Edge lost to Batista after Batista hit Edge with the Batista Bomb.

On Vengeance, June 26, 2005, he had a match versus Kane. Edge lost to Kane by chokeslam. On RAW, July 11, Edge was featured in the main event with Kane as Matt Hardy made a shocking appearance by twice attacking Edge backstage and in the ring and Hardy grabbed a mic during a restraining attempt by security and did what is suspected to be a worked shoot, referring to Edge as "Adam" and issued a threat to Lita as well. This episode raised suspicions of the adultery as being an storyline, using the internet community to achieve heel heat to boost Edge's standing as a major player in the WWE and all parties involved conspired to fool the fans to believe what may really be kayfabe all along and this affair may never have taken place at all.

Edge and Lita were interviewed by Todd Grisham on the July 18 episode of Raw, and Edge began yelling at a scared Grisham, complaining about Matt Hardy and "the geeks" who asked questions from "behind a keyboard" on Later that evening, as Edge approached the ring for his steel cage match with Kane, he was attacked by Hardy once again. Edge eventually managed to defeat Kane inside the cage after hitting his larger opponent with his omnipresent briefcase.

On the August 1 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon officially announced the return of Matt Hardy, and scheduled a match between Hardy and Edge at SummerSlam 2005.

On August 21, 2005, at SummerSlam, Matt Hardy and Edge faced each other in a battle which was hardly considered a wrestling match but an all-out brawl. The match wound up coming to a premature end when Edge dropped Hardy onto the top of a ring-post, causing him to bleed and eventually leading to the referee ending the match on the grounds that Hardy couldn't continue. Edge was declared the winner.

August 22, 2005, Edge came over to sit down at the commentator's desk with Lita to distract Matt Hardy during his match against Rob Conway. To Edge's delight, Hardy lost his match and Edge went to the ring, gave him several punches to the head and then put Hardy's head in between the steel steps and the ring post and kicked the steps into Hardy's head.

On August 29, 2005, Matt Hardy and Edge once again faced off on RAW in a Street Fight which saw the two superstars take it to each other like never before. Steel chairs, a ladder, steel ring steps, a singapore cane, if it wasn't glued down, it became a weapon. The match went back and forth, and eventually wound up on the stage near the Titantron. As Matt was about to powerbomb Lita off the stage in retribution for her distracting him, Edge intervened, and the two of them tried to use their finishing moves on each other but failed. Matt nailed Edge with the Side Effect, but the two of them went flying off the stage onto electrical equipment. They were then carted off by EMT's to receive medical attention.

At the WWE Unforgiven PPV that took place on September 18, 2005 Edge faced Matt Hardy in a steel cage match. Hardy had just about won the match with a Side Effect off the top rope, when Lita came in and broke up the pin. In revenge, Lita was met with the Twist of Fate. As soon as this happened, Edge connected with the spear. Afterwards, Edge and Matt were on the top rope until Edge fell down to the mat. Matt went to the top of the cage and hit a legdrop, off the cage all the way to the mat onto Edge, getting the win via pinfall. Edge was helped out by referees, but could not stand.

On the October 3, 2005 edition of RAW, which marks the return of RAW on the USA Network, Edge faced Matt Hardy in a Loser Leaves RAW, Money in the Bank ladder match where the winner received the Money in the Bank guaranteed title match while the loser was forced to leave RAW. Hardy lost.


During his high school years, he was voted, "the most likely to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship," which he has yet to do.

Edge's own autobiography, entitled "Adam Copeland On Edge" (The On Edge Book), tells of his own voyage in the wrestling industry and how he found success on the independent circuit and the WWE. It features details of his personal life before and after becoming a wrestler.

Edge had a tattoo of a shark flexing it's arm, which is now covered by a sun on his upper bicep

His current theme music is "Metalingus" by Alter Bridge. He has previously used "Never Gonna Stop" by Rob Zombie and a WWE-produced track.

In wrestling

Edge delivering a Missile dropkick to Randy Orton

Previous managers

  • Johnny Bradford
  • Judd the Studd
  • Lita
  • Sweet Daddy Ski


  • "I am Mr. money-in-the-bank!"
  • "Bank on it!"
  • "...for the benefit of those of you with flash photography..."
  • "...totally reeks of awesomeness!"
  • "That's brutal,...B-R-utal!"
  • "Chumpstain!"

Finishing and signature moves/weapons

  • Spear (Shoulder-block Takedown)
  • Edgecution (Impaler DDT)
  • Edgeucator (Inverted Cloverleaf Leg-lace Crab)
  • One Man Con-Chair-To (Sandwich Chairshot)
  • Edge-O-Matic (Sitout Rear Mat Slam)
  • Downward Spiral (Reverse STO)
  • Missile Dropkick
  • Electric Chair Bomb
  • Winning Edge (Half-Nelson Face Buster)
  • Flying Spear
  • Flying Crossbody
  • Signature illegal weapons: Briefcase, Steel Chair

Title History

  • 5-time WWE Intercontinental Champion
    • 7/24/99-7/25/99
    • 8/19/01-9/23/01
    • 10/21/01-11/5/01
    • 11/18/01-1/20/02
    • 7/11/04-09/06/04
  • 1-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion
    • 11/12/01-11/18/01 (Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Test in a title unification match, US Title absorbed until 7/27/03)
  • 10-time World Tag Team Champion
    • 4/2/00-5/29/00 (with Christian, as Edge and Christian)
    • 6/25/00-9/24/00 (with Christian)
    • 10/22/00-10/23/00 (with Christian, as Los Conquistadores)
    • 12/10/00-12/18/00 (with Christian)
    • 12/19/00-1/21/01 (with Christian)
    • 3/19/01 (with Christian, defeated the Hardy Boyz, lost to The Dudley Boyz in the same night)
    • 4/1/01-4/17/01 (with Christian; won a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match)
    • 7/2/02-7/21/02 (with Hulk Hogan)
    • 4/19/04-05/31/04 (with World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit)
    • 10/19/04-11/01/04 (with Chris Benoit)
  • 1-time WWE Tag Team Champion
    • 11/5/02-11/17/02 (with Rey Mysterio, Jr.)
  • 2001 King of the Ring


  • Edge won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Comeback of the Year Award in 2004. He also won Most Improved in 2001 and Match of the Year in 2000 and 2001. Those matches were Edge & Christian vs. the Dudley Boyz vs. the Hardy Boyz.
  • PWI Top 500 wrestlers ranked at number 8 (2005)

(WWE) World Tag Team Championship
Preceded by:
Dudley Boyz
First reign Succeded by:
Too Cool
Preceded by:
Too Cool
Second reign Succeded by:
Hardy Boyz
Preceded by:
Hardy Boyz
Third reign Succeded by:
Hardy Boyz
Preceded by:
Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather
Fourth reign Succeded by:
The Rock and The Undertaker
Preceded by:
The Rock and The Undertaker
Fifth reign Succeded by:
Dudley Boyz
Preceded by:
Hardy Boyz
Sixth reign Succeded by:
Dudley Boyz
Preceded by:
Dudley Boyz
Seventh reign Succeded by:
Kane and The Undertaker
Preceded by:
Billy & Chuck
Eighth reign Succeded by:
Lance Storm and Christian
Preceded by:
Ric Flair and Batista
Ninth reign Succeded by:
La Resistance
Preceded by:
La Resistance
Tenth reign Succeded by:
La Resistance

WWE Tag Team Championship
Preceded by:
Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit
First reign Succeded by:
Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Preceded by:
Jeff Jarrett
First reign Succeded by:
Jeff Jarrett
Preceded by:
Lance Storm
Second reign Succeded by:
Preceded by:
Third reign Succeded by:
Preceded by:
Fourth reign Succeded by:
William Regal
Preceded by:
Randy Orton
Fifth reign Succeded by:
stripped due to injury

WCW U.S. Heavyweight Championship
Preceded by:
Kurt Angle
First reign Succeded by:
unified with WWE IC title

World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental Champions
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NWA/WCW/WWE United States Champions
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World Tag-Team Champions
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World Wrestling Entertainment Tag-Team Champions
Angle/Benoit | Edge/Mysterio | Guerreros (E. Guerrero/C. Guerrero) | Team Angle (Haas/Benjamin) | E. Guerrero/Tajiri | World's Greatest (Haas/Benjamin) | Guerreros (E. Guerrero/C. Guerrero) | Bashams (Doug/Danny) | Scotty/Rikishi | Haas/Rico | Dudleyz (B. Dudley/D. Dudley) | London/Kidman | Duprée/Suzuki | Van Dam/Mysterio | Bashams (Doug/Danny) | Mysterio/E. Guerrero | MNM (Nitro/Mercury) | LOD (Animal/Heidenreich)

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