Adam “Edge” Copeland made his AEW debut at Sunday night’s WrestleDream 2023 pay-per-view event.
During the post-show media scrum, Copeland commented on jumping ship from WWE to AEW. He also revealed that he’ll be working full-time with the company.
Tony Khan went on to add that Copeland would be competing regularly, and will be appearing on Dynamite and Collision on a weekly basis.
On this Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite, the Rated R Superstar will speak to the AEW fans for the first time. Additionally, the former Edge will be appearing on Saturday’s episode of Collision. He will also be competing against Luchasaurus at AEW Dynamite on October 10th.
You can check out some highlights from the media scrum below:
On making his AEW debut: “Part of coming here is that I wanted to contribute. I wanted to help, and I just felt like here, I’d really be able to do that and have the opportunity to do that. And I look at an entire fresh roster of faces, and so many talent that I’ve never laid hands on before. And that to me, as a person who’s driven by challenges? That for me was the biggest thing. Like, I’ve never been in the ring with Samoa Joe. I’ve never stood in the ring with Sting before tonight. After 31 years in the industry, that’s never happened. And then I see a guy like Nick Wayne, or I see Swerve [Strickland]. There’s so many possibilities here. And for me at this stage in my career, that is so enticing. That is so exciting.”
On how he feels making the move to AEW: “You know, I said it out there. After the fact when I came back out here tonight, I felt free. That’s just the world that popped [in my head], I felt free. And it felt fun. And I felt almost like the same feeling I would have when I would come out for my indie shows back when I was either Adam Impact or Sexton Hardcastle or something. And it was this brand new thing that I always wanted to do, and that feeling, I felt it out there tonight. And that, at this stage in my career to feel that? That’s special. That’s — man, like come on! Thirty-one years in and to feel that way? That’s a gift. This is all I ever wanted to do, and it feels like an opportunity to come in and not just come in every three months. I’m gonna be there every week. I’m a full-time guy. And I want to do that for as long as that is possible, because I feel like that is how I can help the most. And more than anything, that’s what I’m here to do.”
On his planned appearance at this week’s Dynamite: “Yeah, I’ll give the mission statement. And kind of explain what happened here tonight, and what my thought process there because there were a lot of different things going on emotionally out there tonight. Like, if you can’t tell I feel really excited. And I feel like a little kid again, and this is the best gig in the world.”
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Adam “Edge” Copeland, a legendary professional wrestler, recently made his debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at the WrestleDream 2023 pay-per-view event. This move has sparked excitement among wrestling fans and has raised questions about his future in the industry.
During a post-show media scrum, Copeland expressed his thoughts on leaving WWE and joining AEW. He revealed that he will be working full-time with the company, which means fans can expect to see him regularly on AEW programming. Tony Khan, the president of AEW, confirmed that Copeland will be competing regularly and will appear on both Dynamite and Collision on a weekly basis.
In the upcoming episode of Dynamite, Edge will address the AEW fans for the first time since his debut. This will be an opportunity for him to share his thoughts and plans for his AEW career. Additionally, he will be appearing on Saturday’s episode of Collision and will have a match against Luchasaurus on October 10th during AEW Dynamite.
Copeland expressed his excitement about joining AEW and the opportunities it presents. He mentioned that one of the main reasons for his move was the chance to face new talent and take on new challenges. After 31 years in the industry, he is thrilled to have the opportunity to compete against wrestlers he has never faced before, such as Samoa Joe and Sting. He also mentioned being excited about facing wrestlers like Nick Wayne and Swerve Strickland, highlighting the depth of talent in AEW.
The move to AEW has given Copeland a sense of freedom and joy. He compared the feeling to when he used to perform in indie shows early in his career. He emphasized that he is committed to being a full-time wrestler in AEW and wants to contribute as much as possible. He sees this as an opportunity to help the company grow and succeed.
In this week’s episode of Dynamite, Copeland will provide a mission statement and explain his thought process behind joining AEW. He acknowledged that there were various emotions involved in his debut and expressed his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity.
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Edge’s move to AEW has generated significant buzz in the wrestling community. Fans are eagerly anticipating his future matches and storylines in the promotion. As a seasoned veteran with a wealth of experience, Edge’s presence in AEW adds even more star power to an already impressive roster.