In regards to spinal stenosis ending the career of Adam “Edge” Copeland and being a factor in speeding up the end of Steve Austin’s in-ring career, it has been described as being genetic and is something a lot of people have, but normally doesn’t affect them until they are in their 70s. People that are naturally tall and skinny are more prone to get it, a physique that Edge is naturally. The odds seem to be in his favor of getting out of the ring now as the risk of paralysis is greater taking a bad bump or any consistent bump taking will speed it up, greatly decreasing quality of life in the future.

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter