is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Edge, currently signed to WWE. During his time in these promotions, he competed in singles and tag team competition, the latter with long-time friend Christian.He is known for his long tenure in the professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. In 1997, Copeland signed a developmental deal with the WWF and began competing for the company later that year; he made his televised debut the following June under the ring name Edge.
Impressed, he suggested Copeland send an audition tape to the WWF.
Copeland did not hear back from WWF, but some time later, De Marco was appointed President of WWF Canada and told Copeland that he'd put in a good word.
In his first pay-per-view match at Summer Slam in August, he served as Sable's mystery tag team partner against Jacqueline and Marc Mero, and bodyslammed Sable onto Mero in a pinning position to pick up the win.
At Breakdown: In Your House, Edge faced Owen Hart in a losing effort. At the Royal Rumble, Edge competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match and was eliminated by Road Dogg.
On October 11, 1998's edition of Sunday Night Heat, Edge defeated Vader in singles competition and at WWF Capital Carnage, Edge faced Tiger Ali Singh in a losing effort. The Brood was later abducted and converted into The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness.