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WWE's Edge teases 2023 retirement in post-Raw promo

Edge addressed his future in a post-show segment in Toronto.
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WWE Hall of Famer Edge teased a retirement match for 2023 in a post-Raw promo Monday. 

Speaking to the live audience in Toronto after performing in the show's main event, Edge said that "in a perfect world, we all say goodbye to each other" in a hypothetical August 2023 event "one last time here in Toronto."

"I'm looking at the calendar, and we usually come here in August. So next August, I plan on seeing each and every one of you. And in a perfect world, we all say goodbye to each other that night," Edge said. 

A video of the promo and a full transcript can be found below. 

Edge returned to WWE in January 2020 at the Royal Rumble, participating in his first match in nine years after being medically disqualified from continuing his WWE in-ring career in 2011 due to spinal stenosis. 

Speculation began in August 2019 that Edge had been medically cleared to compete, after he took part in his first physical WWE angle in years on the SummerSlam pre-show in Toronto, spearing Elias. 

The full transcript of Edge's promo: 

"30 years ago... July 1, 1992, I had my first wrestling match as Adam Copeland. Sexton Hardcastle was later. And I knew, I knew one day, I'd be standing right here for all of you, I just knew it.

What I didn't dream of is that I would have to retire for nine years and fight, fight with every fiber of my being to get this back. And all of you are the reason for that. This is a reciprocal relationship.

I just stood toe-to-toe with one of the best talents, and the future of this industry, Damian Priest. And I can't wait to do it some more.

And I can't wait to come back, hopefully, one last time, one last time here in Toronto.

I'm looking at the calendar, and we usually come here in August. So next August, I plan on seeing each and every one of you. And in a perfect world, we all say goodbye to each other that night. Hey, but that's okay man, this is the place for me to do it, okay?

I mean this when I say it: I love all of you. In case you missed it, I love being Canadian. And you know I have to do this, I would be remiss -- Go Leafs Go, Go Leafs Go, Go Leafs Go, Go Leafs Go."