Adam Copeland is loving life in AEW.
The man formerly known as Edge has made no secret of the fact he’s approaching the end of his career, so time is of the essence. Since debuting in AEW at WrestleDream, Copeland has been wrapped up in a feud with real-life best friend Christian Cage, and in recent weeks has wrestled the likes of Lee Moriarty and Griff Garrison after issuing an open challenge.
Copeland’s matches against Garrison and Moriarty did come in for some criticism online as the pair have traditionally been lower-card wrestlers. This led some fans to question why Copeland is spending his limited time in the ring working with smaller names.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Copeland explained that his entire AEW run is about having fun, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.
“Anything I do at this stage of life has to be fun or I’m not going to do it. Wrestling was the first love and it always will be. That can never be taken away. I still find so much fun.
The minute it stops being fun is the minute I need to be done. Because it was taken away from me the first time, and then to come back, and have this whole new generation of talent that I’ve never performed with or got in there with.
It’s fun. I’ve repeatedly said how much fun I’m having. That’s what it boils down to. No matter what I’m doing, I’m having fun, or I wouldn’t be doing it. I wouldn’t be wrestling Griff Garrison if I didn’t find the fun in that. I wouldn’t be wrestling Lee Moriarty if I didn’t find the fun in that. It’s just a blast,”
Adam Copeland Denies He’s Motivated By Money
During the same interview, Copeland was asked whether he’d stick around if his paycheck outweighed the fun factor.
“This may sound like a lie, but I’m at a stage in life where, if it’s not fun, I don’t need the money. I know that sounds really bad, but I was always really smart. I still drive a pick-up truck. I don’t waste my money. It hurt too much to make. If I’m doing it, it’s purely for the joy of it.”
Speaking elsewhere, Adam Copeland said he shouldn’t be compared to Christian Cage, despite their career-long association. The WWE Hall of Famer explained that the pair have very different characters and should be judged on their own merits.
H/t to Fightful