Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Cutting Edge

Edge aka Adam CopelandOk, so the New Year rings in with a brand new WWE Champion (or RAW Champion meaning he wears the belt for the RAW franchise of the WWE). For those of you who do not know about how he won it, well back in Wrestlemania 21 last year, Edge won the 'Money In The Bank' ladder match against Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin , Kane & Christian. Edge won by climbing up a ladder to get to the briefcase hung over the ring - a briefcase which contained a contract that granted the bearer a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. As per the stipulations of the contract, his title match contract was guaranteed for up to a year, up to and inclusive to WrestleMania 22 to be cashed in at any time within the time frame. Although Edge could take a title shot any time he wanted, I, like most people, thought that it would lead to Edge utilising it to be the main event at Wrestlemania 22, a full 12 months from the day he won it.

At New Year's Revolution 2006, he suffered a DQ loss at the hands of Ric Flair after using his trademark briefcase as a weapon by bashing Flair in the head 3 times. However, it would not be his last appearance at the event. Following the main event of that night, an Elimination Chamber match in which reigning WWE Champion John Cena successfully defended his title against Shawn Michaels, Chris Masters, Kurt Angle, Carlito, and Kane, Vince McMahon appeared on the stage, declaring that Cena would defend the WWE Championship against Edge, who decided to finally 'cash in' his contract. Cena, who had already been through a brutal Elimination Chamber match with 5 other wrestlers, tried to mount a defense and even kicked out after being hit by a Spear from Edge. However, after delivering an even more devastating second Spear, Edge defeated Cena to become WWE Champion. This makes Edge a Triple Crown Champion, a Superstar who has won the Tag Team, Intercontinental, and WWE Championship at least once in their career.

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