Adam Copeland Speaks On Joining AEW – “I Want To Contribute”

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Adam Copeland is looking to help in any way he can in AEW.

The worst-kept secret in wrestling in recent weeks was revealed at WrestleDream in Seattle as the man known for decades in WWE as Edge made his debut for AEW.

Now known under his real name of Adam Copeland – although still using his Rated R Superstar nickname – the WWE Hall of Famer appeared at the end of the night where he came face-to-face with his long-time tag team partner Christian Cage.

Cage had retained his TNT Championship in the main event of the show against Darby Allin after Nick Wayne turned on Allin. The two men continued their attack after the match was over but this brought out Sting to even the sides. Luchasaurus then appeared as Cage’s right hand of destruction dealt with The Icon leaving him at the mercy of a con-chair-to.

But before Cage could connect, some very familiar music hit and Adam Copeland made his way to the ring. Cage gave his old friend the chair to finish the job but he instead turned it on Luchasaurus and Wayne while the TNT Champion left the scene.

Adam Copeland “driven by challenges”

Speaking at the post-WrestleDream press conference, Adam Copeland explained why he joined AEW and noted that there are several stars on the roster that he’s looking to get in the ring with:

“Part of coming here is that I want to contribute. I wanted to help. I just felt like here, I’d really be able to do that and have the opportunity to be able to do that. I look at an entirely fresh roster of faces and so many talents that I’ve never laid hands on before and that, to me, as a person who is driven by challenges, that for me was the biggest thing.

“I’ve never been in a ring with Samoa Joe or stood in a ring with Sting before tonight. I see Nick Wayne, Swerve, there are so many possibilities for me.”

Copeland already knows who his first AEW opponent will be as Tony Khan revealed he will face Luchasaurus on the special Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite on October 10th.

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