Adam Copeland has addressed criticism of his upcoming match against Christian Cage.
Adam Copeland made his shock AEW debut at WrestleDream, where he stopped Christian Cage from performing a con-chair-to on Sting. Copeland later explained that his decision to become All Elite came down to wanting to reunite with Christian and have one last run as the tag team that launched both to superstardom.
Unfortunately, Cage wasn’t interested, and after a heartfelt plea from his former friend, simply told Copeland, “Go f**k yourself.”
Since then, The Rated-R Superstar has joined forces with Sting and Darby Allin to take down The Patriarchy, and at Full Gear, the trio scored a big win after Cage accidentally hit Killswitch – formerly known as Luchasuarus – with the TNT Championship belt.
The rivalry continued after that match, and things finally came to a head when Adam Copeland challenged Christian Cage to a match for the TNT Championship. The bout was soon made official and will take place on the December 6th edition of Dynamite in Montreal, Canada.
Adam Copeland On Not Facing Christian Cage On PPV: “Where Is More Important Than When”
Since the match between Cage and Copeland was announced, many fans have questioned why such a big bout is taking place on free TV rather than pay-per-view. Copeland responded to the criticism in an interview with Sports Illustrated, explaining that doing it in their home country of Canada is “special” due to the real-life story that got them to this point.
“I’ve heard, ‘Why isn’t this at the pay-per-view? To me, where is more important than when. We get to do it in Montreal. There’s no other choice for us but to have it here. My family is coming for this one, cousins and relatives who’ve known Jay [Reso, Christian Cage’s real name] for years.
“There’s something special about doing it in Canada. I am really, really amped up to do this one. I truly think there’s not another story like ours, with this real story. Two friends from Orangeville, Ontario, who made it where we made it because of each other. I’m hoping this is a rabid crowd. This is what I dreamed of–working that guy in Montreal for a championship.”
With the match fast approaching, Adam Copeland sent Christian Cage a special message on social media to mark the occasion.