I’ve finally added some candids from last weeks Cauliflower Alley Club reunion courtesy of Slam wrestling. Edge was given an award at the reunion by Jim Ross. A small mention of the awards is posted below, again courtesy of Slam:
Former WWE champion Edge (Adam Copeland) was given an unexpected award. Copeland was scheduled to receive an award from the CAC in 2011, but was sidelined by neck injury, which would eventually lead to him retiring. He came out to this year’s festivities, along with girlfriend Beth Phoenix, on Wednesday afternoon, chipping in on a seminar by his trainer Ron Hutchison.
At the banquet, Jim Ross had the difficult task of surprising Copeland with an award, somehow stumbling through, as he joked, without Vince McMahon’s voice in his ear piece.
“He was an ideal hand,” said Ross, who signed Copeland to a WWE deal in 1997. Ross said that the legend of Edge will continue to grow through the years as people learn to appreciate him even more, “because he was that good.”
Copeland started off his acceptance by saying “my mind is still reeling.” He credited all of his early trainers and influences, including Hutchison, Sweet Daddy Siki, Bret Hart and Leo Burke. He referred to his early days watching wrestling, and how he fell in love with the characters. “They were paiting the canvass printed in my frontal lobe.”