We have received word from an extremel credible source close to Edge that the reason why Edge was not at RAW was simply because Edge is not under any sort of WWE contract at the moment and that the two sides have had zero contact since April 23, 2012.
We reported back in April right here on WrestleChat that Edge’s WWE contract would be expiring on May 1, 2012 and that the WWE was extremely unhappy that news of the sour negotiations had gotten out to the public. WWE wanted Edge to agree to a Legend’s deal similar to that of Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley in which WWE would have final say over all outside projects that he could take on.
Edge was said to be extremely upset when the WWE reportedly gave him a “low-ball” offer when he appeared at RAW on April 23rd from Detroit. It was reported by us that Edge was strictly in town to hammer out details of a contract and come to some sort of an agreement. Unfortunately, that never happened after Edge was offered an annual salary that is much less than Mick Foley’s.
Keep in mind that many of the WWE Legends that appeared on last night’s show (such as Sid, Rikishi, and Vader) also do not have any WWE contracts, but still appeared on the big 1,000th episode of RAW anyway. With that in mind, it tells you exactly how bad the relationship between Edge and the WWE is at the moment.
When asked, via e-mail, exactly how bad the relationship between WWE and Edge is at the moment, I got a one word reply – “nonexistent”.
More on it as we receive it.