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Adam Copeland Comments On Not Being Known As Edge Anymore In AEW

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WWF Attitude Era Legend Edge made his All Elite Wrestling debut at the AEW WrestleDream PPV on October 1st 2023 under his real name Adam Copeland, saving Sting and Darby Allin from an attack by Christian Cage, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne.

The Rated-R Superstar signed a full-time contract with AEW and made his Dynamite debut on October 4st. His first AEW match came at the special Tuesday night Dynamite episode called Title Tuesday on October 10th, where he defeated Luchasaurus after 15 minutes and 31 seconds.

During a recent interview on Y2J’s weekly ‘Talk Is Jericho’ podcast, Adam Copeland spoke about not being able to keep his famous name – Edge – in Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.

Here’s what the 2012 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:

“To me, Edge was always a character. Like, even in this last run, it was basically me out there. And I mean, I’d even say in promos this is pretty much Adam, at this stage, Edge was just a name. It’s odd, I guess, to kind of put that skin on over the years. But again, with this last round, I don’t feel like it really was, it really just felt like everyone knows my story. Everyone knows the real story behind it, which is all Adam. So that kind of, like all of the real Rated-R stuff, that kind of gets left behind. Now. It’s just the person behind the performer that’s almost front and centre, and that had never been the case before.

But it was also kind of freeing, because it wasn’t trapped within a character now, and that’s what it feels like over here. It feels like, just the possibilities are wide open. And that’s, that’s fun. You know, there are so many different paths we can go. And when I’m reading a book, right, I love when I don’t know where it’s gonna go and there’s a bunch of different ways it could go and you start to guess, okay, where are they going? Where’s the writer gonna take this? That, to me is really fun.

And I feel like we have that opportunity here. So I have a long game idea. And I can’t wait for it. But all of this stuff sets that up. But even in thinking about it, I always think of the package. So let’s give them some moments for the package. And what are those moments? Yeah, they’re just little seeds, and we will water them as we go. And when the time’s right, then we really water them and now, okay, that’s the direction we’re going.”

Edge retired from professional wrestling in 2011 due to a career ending neck injury but his neck fully healed over the years and he ended up returning to WWE as a part-time Superstar in January 2020, when he entered the 2020 Royal Rumble match as a surprise-entrant.

He is a former 11-time World Champion (4x WWE Champion, 7x World Heavyweight Champion) and achieved a lot of other things during his WWF/E career, including King of the Ring (2001), the first Money In The Bank winner (2005) and he’s also a 2-time Royal Rumble winner (2010 & 2021), among many other championships.

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