In a recent interview with Adrian Hernandez, WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland discussed the new opportunities he has found in AEW.
Copeland expressed his enjoyment in facing new talents in the ring and addressed the potential for years of storylines and matches to come.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On working with new faces in the industry: “This one was just so different. I feel like I became the king of the comeback, almost to the point of parody, where it’s like, okay, I come back every three months. So every time I come back, it’s almost like a comeback. This was coming back to be back. I think that was what the difference was, whether anybody knew that at the time, but this was coming back to be there, to be full-time, to try and create as many stories as I can while I can with all of these talents that I’ve never laid hands on before. That night was the first night I shared a ring with Darby, first night I shared a ring with Luchasaurus, first night I shared a ring with Nick Wayne, with Sting. All in my debut. So far, I’ve not wrestled someone that I’ve wrestled before. I got in with The Righteous before and Lance Archer the other night. That’s fun. I’m in there with all of these different characters, and it’s just exciting. At 50 years old, at this stage of my career, to have a wide-open blank slate in front of me, I think anyone who’s truly really involved in the creative process and also really still loves what they do, they’d do exactly the same thing I did.”
On the future potential he sees at AEW: “I guess that’s just it, right? I know the time is limited. When you reach a certain point and a certain place and you both kind of realize together, ‘Ah, that might be it,’ but I look over here, and yeah, there’s Omega, and yeah, there’s Okada occasionally, who was the other guy involved in that match that I was like, ‘Woah, okay.’ There’s just so many different possibilities and again, a blank slate in terms of that roster and looking at it, and looking at Jay White and looking at MJF, and Adam Cole when he’s back, and Keith Lee and Malakai Black, House of Black, and teaming with FTR. Dude, I just told you three years’ worth of programming, just in the names I’ve mentioned alone, and I’ve touched none of them. If people don’t understand why I did what I did, there’s your answer. I still really love this, and I want to do as much as I can in different ways.”
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Adam “Edge” Copeland, a WWE Hall of Famer, recently sat down for an interview with Adrian Hernandez to discuss his new opportunities in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Copeland expressed his excitement about facing new talents in the ring and the potential for years of storylines and matches to come.
One of the main highlights of Copeland’s interview was his enthusiasm for working with new faces in the industry. He mentioned that his return to AEW was different from his previous comebacks in WWE. This time, he came back to be there full-time and create as many stories as possible with talents he had never worked with before. Copeland shared that on his debut night in AEW, he had the opportunity to wrestle Darby Allin, Luchasaurus, Nick Wayne, and even Sting. At 50 years old and at this stage of his career, Copeland finds it exciting to have a wide-open blank slate in front of him and the chance to work with different characters.
When discussing the future potential he sees at AEW, Copeland emphasized the vast possibilities that the roster offers. He mentioned names like Kenny Omega, Okada, Jay White, MJF, Adam Cole, Keith Lee, Malakai Black, and FTR. Copeland believes that just by mentioning these names, he has already come up with three years’ worth of programming. He expressed his love for wrestling and his desire to explore different ways of storytelling.
The interview with Copeland provides insight into his mindset and motivations for joining AEW. It showcases his eagerness to work with new talents and create compelling storylines. Copeland’s excitement about the future potential at AEW demonstrates his commitment to the wrestling industry and his passion for what he does.
Overall, Copeland’s interview sheds light on the opportunities he has found in AEW and his determination to make the most of them. Wrestling fans can look forward to witnessing Copeland’s contributions to the AEW roster and the fresh storylines and matches that will unfold in the coming years.