WWE legend Edge says ladder matches forced him into retirement

Edge called it quits in 2011.

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Professional wrestling might be choreographed but the injuries are real.

Former WWE star Edge believes his participation in numerous ladder matches led to his retirement in 2011.

Edge told TMZ Sports that the greater heights associated with ladder matches wreaked havoc on his neck.

"I fell off ladders a lot and that took a toll on the neck," Edge said.

Not too difficult to believe when you watch some of this footage from WrestleMania 21.