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Adam Copeland on Edge
     

Adam Copeland on Edge

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by Adam Copeland
 

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Adam Copeland on Edge is what the author describes as “a mental picture.” It's also a dream—“one of many”—that he decided to realize while at home convalescing from potential career-ending neck surgery. And it's a journey that explores not only his life but also his innermost thoughts.

In the small town of Orangeville,

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Adam Copeland on Edge is what the author describes as “a mental picture.” It's also a dream—“one of many”—that he decided to realize while at home convalescing from potential career-ending neck surgery. And it's a journey that explores not only his life but also his innermost thoughts.

In the small town of Orangeville, Ontario, Copeland was raised by a loving mother who, while working multiple jobs just to pay the rent, nurtured her son's passion for Spider-Man comics and KISS albums. When a family tragedy created a void in Copeland's life, that void was soon filled by the wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, who “made me feel like I could accomplish anything.”

For Copeland, “anything” meant becoming a wrestler, an ambition shared by his friend Jason Reso, who would eventually form the indie tag team Suicide Blondes with Copeland, then join him in WWE as Edge's “brother,” Christian. Winning a newspaper essay contest earned Copeland free wrestling training from independent veterans Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchinson. The author shares his vivid, often outrageous memories of wrestling throughout Canada and the midwestern United States and befriending future WWE Superstars like Terry Richards (Rhyno), Sean Morley (Val Venis), and Chris Jericho. Hard work and persistence brought Copeland to World Wrestling Entertainment. But his “inauspicious” Raw debut—during which he accidentally knocked out his opponent—supports his claim that “I had no idea” how to make the transformation to Edge.

Copeland retraces the steps he took to “Edgeucate” himself, from his goth days with the Brood's Christian and Gangrel to ushering in the “E&C Dynasty,” which in turn revitalized WWE's Tag Team division (with the aid of the Hardy Boyz, the Dudley Boyz, and countless tables, ladders, and chairs).

With vivid detail and sincerity, Copeland offers his thoughts about not only fulfilling his goals but also building upon them. He shares his actual surprise over winning the Intercontinental title for the first time; the anxiety he felt while splitting up with Christian; his eventual determination “to grab the damn ball out of someone's hands and take off”; the distress of almost losing his long blond hair to Kurt Angle; his wonder over enjoying a brief Tag Team title reign with the icon who first inspired him; the simultaneous pain of a broken marriage and two ruptured discs in his neck; and the nervous energy of returning to Raw in March 2004 and setting his sights on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

You think you know Edge? Then read on....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416505235
Publisher:
World Wrestling Entertainment
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
536,372
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Adam Copeland On Edge 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! That i read it 2times. Some parts where very funny. If u r a wwe fan and you loved edge this book is for u. It tells u abot his life till he get to love wwe. Then it tells u abot how he got into wwe.and some tells u how he got hurt I love edges book! It rocked Peace out!
Batman1245 More than 1 year ago
Over the last year I have read nearly a dozen wrestling books. A friend and co-worker had suggested Hitman by Bret Hart. Starting without I became facinated with the incite he was able to provide into the wrestling industry. Since then I have also read HBK's, Hogans, Foleys, both of Jericho's, and other miscellaneous books seeking more views on the industry. Without question, I can say this is near the top of the list. Adam Copeland, not Edge, scribes one of the most genuine and entertaining autobiographies I have ever read. The book and story are both very real and Copeland describes these tails as himself, and not the character he plays on TV. This makes for a very easy read. The only complaint I can provide on this book is that it is fairly short. At then end I definitely wanted to keep reading. This book focuses on his career up until 2003. He breifly discusses his return in 2004, but now that he is retired I truly hope he finds the time for a follow up. I'd recommend this book to any wrestling fan regardless of how you feel about his character. Thank you Adam.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a story about the trials that adam copland had to go through to get where he is in the wwe and the fun he had getting there i recommend this book to any wwe fan that likes edge or hates him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought he did a great job as far as writing about his career, but I think he could've given his book more depth if he had talked more about his personal life for example, his marriage to Alana. He didn't even go into it. Writing a book on one's life also means talking about some of the most difficult times of one's life. Anyway, if you're a fan of Edge, I think this book will be an enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. if you like edge you will love this book, there is more to him than you think!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice, and each time it gets better. Maybe if I wait another month or so and read it again, it would be even better and get a highter rating. I really enjoyed the book though. It was interesting to hear his input on some of the Ladder matches that he and Christian had with the Hardy Boyz. But I also think that he should have waited for write a book. He's so young, and has so many more years in wrestling ahead of him. Another reason he should have waited was to maybe give his input on the Edge/Amy/Matt love triangle. I would have loved to hear not only Matt's version of the story but also his version. But I would definatly suggest reading this book if you are a fan of either Edge as a wrestler, or wrestling in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book i enjoyed it but i think this was written too soon. I think adam copeland should have waited to later in his career to write a book. That is what separates this book from the books by ric flair and harley race. Experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was cool, but i still belived that he should have waited a while because more intersting stuff has happened to him scince his return to the ring. It would have been cool to have him write about that stuff as well, and talk about how he became the wwe champion for a slit second. Putting all of that aside he has some good stories and a really tough life, and man how could he take all those injuries. about 2 weeks after it was released i bought this book and took it to my school and was showing off to everyone so i helped him promote this book for a little while, be that as if made, go to the store and buy it! or edge will spear you
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book i ever read about a superstar like EDGE and knowing he was friends with wwe superstars before they were big.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.It told me everything I needed to know about Adam Copeland.I didn't know that he and Christian were childhood friends.I didn't know that he could write so good for a guy who seems like he is angry all of the time.I loved this amazing book!Adam Copeland is very astute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edge ia cool and i wish we could meet him in person.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adam Copeland is the best WWE Superstar of 2013! THE RATED-R SUPERSTAR!!!! YES ES YES YES YES YES YES!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You may not know me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes yes yes i love it
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This b00k is cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edge is a amzing and to be wringing this book ws amazing it is a great book for anyone even if you dont konw who edge is or know what wwe is you will love it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read....even if u arent a wwe fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man is the reason me and dozens of other ppl LOVE WWE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooooo muc,edge is my favorite westler!!!!!! and u know what is funny it was published the same date that lita's was
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Maria Baker More than 1 year ago
This book is great please get itttttt :)