Back during an August 2019 episode of the podcast E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, Edge was totally mum about his return to the WWE. He admitted at the time that he felt physically able to wrestle, but that he didn’t think he was up to par with the WWE’s standards. For those reasons, fans assumed that he wouldn’t be returning anytime soon.
“To be perfectly honest, I think I could do a match tomorrow,” he said on the podcast. “I might be blown up, but I’d be OK. It’s just from what I know with the WWE medical staff, they won’t allow. It is what it is, right?” Clearly, his go-ahead from the WWE medical staff came after, or he was just playing coy.