Adam Copeland Believes Christian Cage Shouldn’t Be Compared To Him

Adam Copeland speaking to Christian Cage in AEW

Adam Copeland doesn’t see a need to compare Christian Cage’s career with his own.

Copeland and Cage rose to fame together as Edge & Christian in the late 1990s and the pair’s rivalry with The Hardy Boyz and Dudley Boyz is one of the most fondly-remembered parts of the company’s Attitude Era.

The team only lasted for three years before Copeland and Cage split up to focus on singles competition, and Christian left WWE altogether in 2005 for a successful run in TNA. Despite this, the two’s careers are still seen as being intertwined and they are often compared to one another.

During an appearance on Busted Open, Copeland said that he never compares his own career to Cage’s as he just wants to see him succeed.

“It’s amazing (to see Christian Cage’s success) and we never placed those shadows on top of each other. We never compared each other to each other. Why would we? We both want each other to succeed, you know? And split apart from each other… It’s strange because we teamed for probably two years on television, maybe three, and the other 21, 22, 23, whatever, have been as solo acts.

“I guess it speaks to the impact and the fact that we caught this lightning in a bottle that was you guys (Dudley Boys), The Hardys and us all at the same time. It resonated and it was at a time when wrestling was just everywhere.”

The Rated-R Superstar also pointed out that he and Cage have very different characters, so a comparison is unnecessary.

“But if you look at the totality of our careers, there’s no reason we should be compared. We’re different talents too. We’re very, very different. When we both don’t have long, blonde hair, we’re different characters and you’re starting to see that now. I’m coming out with more of a Death Proof-Grindhouse feel and he’s this turtleneck-wearing (James) Bond villain. Those are really polar opposite movies… All he needs is a hairless cat…

“He’s got Mother Wayne now, he’s got the big heavy, he’s got — it’s not a hard concept to grasp and you see these two characters that are polar opposite and that to me is really fun. I know I keep repeating ‘fun’ but, it is. I’m not gonna apologize for that. I’m having a blast.”

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Adam Copeland Addresses Criticism Of AEW Match

During the same interview, Adam Copeland explained why he took on young AEW star Griff Garrison on the January 6th edition of Collision. The bout received criticism from some fans who saw it as being a step down for Copeland to have such a competitive match against a relative unknown.

However, Copeland says he wanted to help the young star by giving him an opportunity to show what he can do both in the ring and on the mic.

H/T to POST Wrestling for the above transcription.