Newly signed All Elite Wrestling star Adam Copeland recently sat down with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. When discussing the possibilities now that he’s part of the company, Copeland expressed his interest in having a match at Wrestle Kingdom against Kazuchika Okada.
“I’ve never wrestled at Wrestle Kingdom,” Adam Copeland said. “I’ve never wrestled at Tokyo Dome. How about a match against Kazuchika Okada? That would be pretty cool. I’m pretty excited by that. How about Jon Moxley? Hell yeah.
“A singles match in AEW against Bryan Danielson? Miro? Claudio Castagnoli? Kenny Omega? Will Ospreay? Adam Page? Chris Jericho? Malakai Black? FTR in a tag? Teaming with Darby against the Young Bucks? Facing Darby? Facing Sting? A promo battle with Eddie Kingston? The possibilities, they’re keeping me awake at night. These new matchups are all super exciting. It all starts next week against Luchasaurus.”
No one in WWE is mad about Adam Copeland’s departure
Copeland made it a point to say he’s forever thankful for WWE, but they did all they could do together. Despite that, The Rated R Superstar promised that no one is mad on either side.
“I am so thankful for every aspect of my career, and I’ll be forever thankful for the WWE,” Adam Copeland said. “It was the only place I wanted to work. We reached a place where we’d done all we could do together. And I guarantee you this–they’re not mad. I’m not mad.
“I’ve received so many texts from the office, from the travel department, from the talent relations department, from the music department, from the performers, from the big suits, and none of them are mad. They’re happy for me. And I’m happy. They’re going to continue to crush it, too. And I have more of an opportunity to help the entire wrestling business in AEW.
“I sat with this decision for a while. It wasn’t a quick overnight thing. When I looked at this on paper, it was a no-brainer. But I was thinking with my head and my heart, and those two things don’t always agree. My girls helped me see clearly on this decision. They love the idea that I get to work with Uncle Jay [Reso, Christian Cage’s real name], who is my best friend. My girls made it all make so much sense for me.”
Why you should check out Adam Copeland in All Elite Wrestling
Copeland wrapped up the interview by telling fans who are on the fence about why they should give All Elite Wrestling a chance.
“Since I came back [to WWE in 2020], you’ve pretty much got Adam Copeland, even if I was going by a nickname–Edge–that was pretty well known,” Adam Copeland said. “Now I’ll go into the ring as Adam Copeland. That’s the only change. I’m still me.
“If this isn’t for you, then I won’t take it personally. But if you enjoy watching someone love what they do, then tune in. If you want to come on this ride with me, I’ll make sure there is room. Hop on.”
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