Adam Copeland has confirmed he disagreed with WWE over one key issue before leaving the company.
The WWE Hall of Famer shocked the wrestling world on October 1st when he made his AEW debut at WrestleDream. Although there had been a great deal of speculation around his future, many expected him to remain with WWE given his lengthy ties with the company.
On the verge of his first pay-per-view match as an AEW star, Copeland sat down with the New York Post to discuss the move to AEW and his upcoming match. Reflecting on his departure from WWE, Copeland admitted he clashed with the company over his schedule as he wanted to work regularly, and they felt using him sparingly would keep him “special.”
“I think from their perspective and I see their perspective entirely, if we bring you out too much then it’s not special anymore. I get that. I really do. So it was for limited dates. With that though, you can’t really get into a proper story. You can’t really dive into what this thing could be.
For me looking at it, it’s like I’m 49. I got a very, very limited time to capitalize on what I have left. Because three months off, that’s three months where I could have done some stuff. And I know it sounds great on paper and don’t get me wrong it wasn’t a horrible place to be. But, if I’m gonna do this man. I want to do it. I want to try to craft some stories and do what I can while I can.
So limited time, yeah, because I’m far closer to the end of my career than I am to the beginning. But still think I got some good stories that I can tell and a whole new roster of people who I’ve never touched before.”
Adam Copeland To Compete At AEW Full Gear
At Full Gear, Adam Copeland will make his in-ring AEW pay-per-view debut. On the show from the Kia Forum, he’ll team with Sting and Darby Allin to take on Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus. The card is due to be headlined by the AEW World Title clash between MJF and Jay White.
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that the show will see Will Ospreay officially sign with AEW.