John Boyle of the Asheville Citizen-Times has it:
The 6-foot-5-inch, 250-pound professional wrestling star loves hiking, mountain biking, dogs…and, well, spearing people, but we’ll get to that in a minute. But first, let’s talk about how Edge, aka Adam Copeland, one of the stars of the World Wrestling Entertainment, came to live in our lovely mountain oasis.
“The last show here, I was standing out on the (Civic Center) balcony, on the side, looking around at the mountains,” Edge told me in a recent phone interview. “I’ve always liked this town. We walked around the downtown and really got feel for what it’s like — an old-fashioned downtown, not a superduper Walmart kind of downtown. We liked the art, and it seemed like it was pretty cool culturally — and we love the mountains and the seasons.”
Edge and his girlfriend, Charissa (he declined to give me her last name), loved it so much they bought a home in southern Buncombe County. He’s a native of Toronto who had been living in Tampa, Fla., but got tired of the heat and the big-city life.
“This’ll end up being home base; we’re on the road so much,” Edge said. “We came up over the holidays, and we were here for the big snowfall. We’ll be here for the summer, and as of next summer we’ll be here full-time.”
Edge will be at the Asheville Civic Center on Friday for WWE Raw. Check it.