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Edge - Adam Copeland
Adam Joseph Copeland (born on October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Edge. He is currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is one half of Rated RKO, the reigning World Tag Team Champions, along with Randy Orton. Copeland initially rose through the ranks as one half of the tag team Edge and Christian, alongside his kayfabe brother Christian.
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Throughout the 1990s Copeland wrestled for many independent promotions in Ontario as well in the Great Lakes region of the United States under the name Sexton Hardcastle. As Sexton Hardcastle he was managed by Johnny Bradford and Judd the Studd and would go on to become a part of the successful tag team Sex and Violence, with Joe Legend, in the Detroit area. During 1997, Sex and Violence were a part of a bigger stable known as Thug Life, made up of Legend, Hardcastle, Christian Cage, Bloody Bill Skullion and Rhino Richards. 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 Cage. The duo was known as Hard Impact, before changing their name to The Suicide Blondes.
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Edge got another shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at New Year's Revolution 2005 in the Elimination Chamber. Edge and a returning Shawn Michaels, who was acting as guest referee, renewed their rivalry when Michaels hit Edge with 'Sweet Chin Music'. Edge went on to defeat Michaels at the 2005 Royal Rumble later in the month.
At WrestleMania 21, Edge won the first ever "Money in the Bank ladder match", gaining himself a contract that gave him a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship within one year.