WWE Hall of Famer and 2021 Royal Rumble winner Edge was interviewed by Corey Graves for WWE After The Bell. During the conversation, The Ultimate Opportunist spoke about his goals in WWE after returning.

Edge referred to the criticism he has received from some fans about winning the Royal Rumble at the age of 47 and assured that it is not something that worries him. He commented that his main objective when returning to the company is to tell great stories and share the ring with talents he has never faced before.

All I can control is trying to be in the best physical shape that I can be in Edge said. I’m hammering myself in the gym so that at least I can move well and not make a fool of myself by getting in the ring. That’s all I can control.

I can’t control people’s opinions, he said. What I want to do is go back and tell how a story is told and tell it with various dance partners. If those dance partners can get something new and good out of it that’s my goal.

Edge also spoke about some of the talents he would like to step into the ring with now that he’s back in action. He assured me that he wants to teach this new generation a different aspect of wrestling that he learned during 4 decades.

I want to get in the ring with guys like Cesaro, Edge said. also with people like Matt Riddle and so many others that I’m really excited to be able to fight and that’s part of the reason I wanted to come back. In some ways, I’ve been able to fight in almost four decades, with a lot of very different fighters from each other. I want to be able to teach everything I learned during my career to this whole new generation.

Edge provided an update on what he plans to do now that he’s back. He also reiterated that he wants to help talent tell stories and leave the business better than when they arrived.

I just want that if a talent sees that they will face me, they think that it will be something exciting and not how difficult it could be to be sharing the ring with me, said Edge. I don’t want to get to that stage, I will leave before that happens. In the end, I came back to try and tell some great stories. If I can impart some kind of wisdom or experience, after having dedicated myself to this for 29 years, then I will have accomplished my goal. I want to leave this better than when I entered.

Edge also talked about who he will face at WrestleMania. While he said the plan for WWE’s grand event has yet to be decided, he likes what he sees regarding his potential matchups.

I look at the champions and I think about how many stories I can tell with Drew, Balor, or Reigns and that’s really exciting, he said. I look at these three talents and I love what they are doing. I love the level they are at and I love how different they are from each other.

Edge delved into the stories he could tell with the three current champions in WWE. He described what it would be like to be able to work with each of them and why he is intrigued by a match against one of them.

I look at Drew McIntyre and the story is about respect, Edge said. When I was champion, Drew was trying to find his way and I tried to help him through some of those moments. So coming back and seeing the man he’s become is a story that tells itself.

You also have a guy like Finn Balor, who I’ve never faced and who I’ve never been in the same place at the same time. I see what he’s doing in the ring and the way he’s fighting and winning everything. It is clear that you have to be a rival that would demand much more of me in the ring and that is extremely attractive to me because that is the kind of fight I want to do, said Edge.

Then I look at Roman Reigns and I see a story with a guy who is finally allowed to be what he is. Everyone realized that we had to let him do what he really knows, he commented. He’s like Randy Orton in the sense that when you get those second and third-generation talents, they do things that they don’t even know they can do. It’s instinctive because it’s in their DNA. I look at Reigns and I see the layers of Heyman. He’s a great character and very legit and that’s exciting to me. Any one of those three would be a great option for WrestleMania.