Adam Copeland made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at Sunday’s WrestleDream 2023 pay-per-view event, and Fightful Select has shared some backstage notes on Copeland leaving WWE for AEW.
AEW sources were reportedly “unanimously positive” towards the news of Copeland’s arrival in AEW.
Along with his full-time onscreen role, Copeland will enjoy a “significant presence” in the company and the WWE Hall of Famer has already expressed his desire to help out.
One longtime talent noted that Copeland was “filling the gap” left behind by CM Punk and that the ‘Rated R Superstar’ would be more helpful without causing any backstage issues.
Some in AEW were surprised that the ‘Rated R Superstar’ trademark had lapsed and WWE didn’t try to retain it.
However, WWE understood at the beginning of the summer that Copeland wouldn’t re-sign, hence the company didn’t bother to renew the trademark.
AEW talents were not “officially” informed about Copeland’s signing, but at the same time, it turned out to be the worst-kept secret in the business.
Talent in both companies believed Copeland would arrive in AEW as early as mid-August.
Those who worked with Copeland spoke about it as though it were a fact before his last WWE match against Sheamus. Even then, many were not told officially until after that.
Copeland’s AEW debut was a topic of conversation in both wrestling companies.
Copeland was kept hidden at times but he eventually hung out with Darby Allin and got food before his debut. The former WWE Champion had been in Seattle, WA all weekend.
Copeland is believed to have left WWE on amicable terms and would be welcomed back anytime. The general consensus among WWE is that Copeland’s former employers are happy for him.
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Adam Copeland, also known as Edge, recently made his debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at the WrestleDream 2023 pay-per-view event. This move has generated a lot of buzz in the wrestling community, and there are some interesting backstage notes about Copeland’s departure from WWE and his arrival in AEW.
According to sources, AEW was unanimously positive about Copeland joining their roster. Along with his full-time onscreen role, Copeland is expected to have a significant presence in the company. The WWE Hall of Famer has already expressed his desire to help out and contribute to AEW.
One notable observation is that Copeland is seen as “filling the gap” left behind by CM Punk. Many believe that the Rated R Superstar will be a valuable addition to AEW without causing any backstage issues. This speaks to Copeland’s professionalism and reputation within the industry.
It was also surprising to some in AEW that the trademark for the “Rated R Superstar” had lapsed and WWE didn’t try to retain it. However, it seems that WWE had already anticipated Copeland’s departure and didn’t bother renewing the trademark.
Interestingly, AEW talents were not officially informed about Copeland’s signing, but it was widely known within the industry. There were rumors and speculations about his arrival as early as mid-August. Even before his last WWE match against Sheamus, many people spoke about Copeland joining AEW as though it were a fact.
Leading up to his AEW debut, Copeland was kept hidden at times, but he eventually hung out with Darby Allin and shared a meal before his big moment. It is worth noting that Copeland had been in Seattle, WA all weekend prior to his debut.
Despite leaving WWE, Copeland is believed to have left on amicable terms and would be welcomed back anytime. The general consensus among WWE personnel is that his former employers are happy for him and his new opportunity with AEW.
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In conclusion, Adam Copeland’s move to AEW has created excitement and anticipation within the wrestling community. His debut was highly anticipated, and there are positive expectations for his future in AEW. Copeland’s departure from WWE seems to have been handled professionally, and both companies have acknowledged his talent and contributions to the industry.