He appeared on the Syfy series Haven as recurring character Dwight Hendrickson, and as recurring character, Ketill Flatnose, in the fifth season of Vikings. He said, he felt it slowed him down, so he quickly got off the substance. But they soon divorced on November 17, 2005, (21 October 2004 - 17 November 2005) (divorced). On the April 22 episode of SmackDown, Edge interrupted Alberto Del Rio's mock retirement party for him. [134], On the May 11 episode of SmackDown!, World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker retained his title against Batista in a steel cage match. [106] They feuded until WrestleMania 22 in April, where a heavily bloodied, abrasion and thumbtack-covered Edge defeated Foley in a hardcore match (which involved spots involving barbed wire and other metallic objects) by Spearing him through a flaming table[107] but suffered second degree burns, thanks to anti-flame material not being applied to the table, at both wrestlers' request. Due to this win, the championship became exclusive to the Raw brand. [92] They also fought in a Steel cage match at Unforgiven in September in which Hardy defeated Edge. They were defeated by Team Orton (Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Maven). thanks to special guest referee Kurt Angle. During the match, Edge used two look-a-likes to distract Batista and The Undertaker. [169] At WrestleMania XXV in April, Edge lost the championship to John Cena in a Triple Threat match, which also included Big Show,[170] but regained the championship for a fifth time at Backlash, when he defeated Cena in a Last Man Standing match, after interference by Big Show. Edge then married Beth Phoeni… [61] On the March 3 episode of Sunday Night Heat, Edge defeated Mr. [129] At the Royal Rumble, Edge competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match where he lasted the longest in the match with a time of 44 minutes, eliminating 5 men and making it to the final 4 in the match before getting eliminated by Shawn Michaels. [163] At SummerSlam, The Undertaker defeated Edge, and after the match, Undertaker chokeslammed Edge off the top of a ladder and through the ring canvas, with flames rising from the hole. [66] At the Rebellion pay-per-view, Edge faced Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman in a Handicap match for the WWE Championship where Lesnar retained the title after Lesnar pinned Edge. On January 9, 2005, Edge competed in his first Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. He called Johnny Smith, whom he met twice, and Smith agreed to give him food and shelter. On December 3, Edge continued to annoy Kane with dummies of Paul Bearer. He is WWE's 14th Triple Crown Champion and 7th Grand Slam Champion. [5] When he was 17, he won an essay contest with his local gym, and his prize was free wrestling training with Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchison in Toronto. Hardy referred to Edge by his real name and issued a threat to Lita as well. At Backlash, Edge defeated Chris Benoit in a Last Man Standing match to end the feud. [110] Edge and Foley then proclaimed that, because of their brutal match at WrestleMania, they were the true Hardcore Champions. In April 2007, Edge competed in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 23. [94] After the match, Hardy left the Raw brand to go to the SmackDown! [75] Following a legitimate groin injury in a non-televised match, Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff stripped Edge of the Intercontinental title. [194] Edge then defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Kane in a winning effort in a Last Man Standing match on the January 7 episode of SmackDown, thus ending their feud. During the feud, Gangrel introduced Christian, Edge's storyline brother, as his ally. The team disbanded when Edge won the Intercontinental Championship at Vengeance defeating Randy Orton, thus becoming a five time Intercontinental Champion. [150] In a WrestleMania rematch, The Undertaker defeated Edge once again at Backlash to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. [250], On July 26, 2016, it was announced that Copeland would play Kjetill Flatnose on Season 5 of the Vikings in a recurring role. Edge was then placed in a feud against the vampire wrestler Gangrel. [100] Flair, however, ended up on the receiving end of a con-chair-to on the announcers' table until Cena came out to Flair's aid and performed an FU on Lita. They lost to Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit in the finals of the tournament at No Mercy; the match was voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. [7] Throughout the 1990s, Copeland wrestled on the independent circuit in Ontario and the Great Lakes region of the United States under the ring name Sexton Hardcastle. [262] According to Copeland, he took hGH after returning from a spinal fusion neck surgery. Soon after marrying his second wife, Copeland started an affair with fellow wrestler Amy "Lita" Dumas, who was the girlfriend of Copeland's real life friend Matt Hardy at the time. He then wedged Hardy's head between the steel steps and the ringpost, and then kicked the steel steps into Hardy's head. The relationship between Copeland and Dumas became public knowledge in February 2005,[269] resulting in Copeland's divorce from Ortiz on November 17, 2005. [177] During Edge's absence, Jericho replaced him with Big Show (forming Jeri-Show) and Jericho began to speak badly of Edge, mocking him for his injury. [86] Edge started a feud with Kane leading to several matches between them including one at Vengeance, when Edge lost to Kane. In 1997, Copeland signed a developmental deal with the WWF and was rebranded as the storyline brother of Christian, Reso's WWF persona. [51] At Backlash, Edge and Christian defeated D-Generation X to retain the titles. videos In 1998, Adam Copeland dated Alannah Morley, the sister of professional wrestler Sean Morley. trivia He starred as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series Haven on Syfy. She is the granddaughter of former NRK program leader Egil Teige This saw him enter into a feud with the anonymous Raw General Manager, during which the general manager cost him several matches. [260], Copeland has several tattoos: a red and black sun on his left upper biceps, which covers a tattoo of a muscular shark which resembled the Street Sharks; a star on his right upper biceps with several smaller stars and two skulls wearing bandanas, adorned with flowers and hearts, below said star tattoo; a tattoo of a cross on his left forearm; and another tattoo of a scroll like piece of paper adorned with the words "Rise Above". He passed basic-strength tests prior to WrestleMania, but WWE had urged him for further testing and an MRI result forced him to retire. Adam Copeland's ex-wife Lisa Ortiz. Ortiz, who publicly berated Copeland and Dumas once news of the affair came to light, four months after her wedding to Copeland. [2] During his independent career, he won the MWCW Tag Team Championship twice with Legend and the ICW Street Fight Tag Team Championship twice. He then formed a tag team with Rey Mysterio, and the two participated in a tournament for the newly created and SmackDown!-exclusive WWE Tag Team Championship. He was voted out in the first round, and the eventual winner was Kane. [237] Edge: a Decade of Decadence, a DVD documentary of Copeland's life, was released in December 2008. The two divorced after just 13 months of marriage. Then, Mark Henry attacked the Undertaker. After he won the match, he was attacked by Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio, but was saved by the returning Christian. The following week, Edge tortured Paul Bearer, forcing him to play dodge ball and force feeding him, planning to wear down Kane. At Armageddon, Edge and Christian competed in an 8-team battle royal which was won by The Acolytes. [199], On the April 11, 2011, episode of Raw, Edge gave an emotional speech about his career and the realities of wrestling. [146] This group group eventually came under the name of La Familia (Spanish for "The Family"). She is known for her work on Sonic X (2003), Winx Club (2004) and Pokémon: The First Movie - … [99], The following night on Raw, Edge decided to celebrate his victory by having "hot, unbridled sex" in the middle of the ring. Despite being part of the Raw roster, Edge would appear and cash in his Money in the Bank contract on an injured Undertaker. [271] On May 31, 2016, their second daughter was born; they named her Ruby Ever Copeland. Unlike most wrestlers who used "ghostwriters" to write their biographies, Copeland wrote the entire book himself, in longhand. Edge later unveiled the new "Rated-R" version of the belt. [254][255] He has since left the podcast. [179] At Elimination Chamber, after Chris Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship, Edge challenged Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXVI after a surprise attack on Jericho, turning face in the process for the first time since 2004. WWE Studios released Bending the Rules, in which Copeland starred, in 2012. Edge used his talk show to start a feud with Ric Flair following Flair's well-publicized arrest in connection with a road rage incident. [18] He became interested in professional wrestling at a young age; his favorite wrestlers included Mr. [171] After a successful defense against Jeff Hardy at Judgment Day,[172] he lost the title to Hardy at Extreme Rules in a ladder match. 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