Adam Copeland’s AEW Cage Leap Criticized By WWE Hall Of Famer

Adam Copeland

The steel cage leap that Adam Copeland did at AEW Double Or Nothing was a “bad idea” according to a former WWE rival.

Adam Copeland is a wrestling legend who is a WWE Hall of Famer after having an incredible career as Edge. After spending 25 years with WWE, Copeland debuted in AEW last fall.

Since joining AEW, Copeland had a lengthy rivalry with best friend Christian Cage, who was the TNT Champion. Copeland won the TNT Title twice, but he is no longer the champion after being forced to relinquish it due to injury.

At AEW Double Or Nothing in Las Vegas, Adam Copeland defeated Malakai Black in a bloody Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match. During the match, Copeland did a spot where he set up Black on a table in the ring, then Copeland climbed to the top of the cage and Copeland jumped off with an elbow drop. When Copeland landed, he landed on his two legs in a bump that looked very painful.

In a video posted on social media, Copeland confirmed that he had a fractured tibia meaning he had a broken leg because of the dive off the cage.

Booker T is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer who once wrestled Copeland at a WrestleMania where the winner got to star in a Japanese shampoo commercial, which didn’t really exist. While speaking on “The Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker gave his thoughts on the cage spot that injured Copeland.

“There was no arc. [Copeland] had no arc to his body or anything like that. It looked like he just jumped into a pool feet first. Like I said, if he was one of these 20 year old kids doing parkour, they could do that. I’m serious. They go hit, they go dropping, they go land and roll, get up and go run, jump over something else. That’s just the way their bodies are – equipped to be able to do that.”

“But when you just do it [at 50 years old], it was a bad idea. And I think if hindsight was 2020, he would definitely think twice about doing that.”

AEW Strips Adam Copeland Of TNT Championship

Due to Adam Copeland’s injury, AEW’s Executive Vice President’s The Young Bucks (Matthew & Nicholas Jackson) stripped Copeland of the TNT Title on the May 29th episode of AEW Dynamite.

It was announced that there will be a Ladder Match at AEW’s Forbidden Door PPV on June 30th to crown the new TNT Champion.

H/T WrestlingInc