Adam Copeland started his wrestling career over thirty years ago and as he looks to the future he only sees one person involved: his best friend Christian Cage.
Copeland and Cage have been either partners or opponents since 1995 and became famous as on-screen brothers in WWE. They have been in hundreds of matches together and countless segments as well.
In an interview with CBS Sports, Adam Copeland described how some conversations with his family convinced him to embark down this route.
I sat down with my girls and I’m like, ‘OK, so what does dad do, girls?’ What do I do? And I laid out the scenarios for them. Lyric said it and then Ruby agreed, ‘Go be with Uncle Jay and have fun.’ And that doesn’t mean that I’m not having fun in other places, but they know the most fun I’m going to have is with my best friend of the last 40 years.
It wasn’t until my contract was up on [Sept. 21]. It wasn’t until then. So it was really, really quick to get everything done and get everything dialed in. Figuring out so many things like getting with Alter Bridge and getting the music and doing all of those things.
There were nine or 10 days. I didn’t know immediately, but I thought that’s where I wanted to go. I really thought that working with Jay again was what I wanted to do and how I pictured it in a perfect world. Beth said, ‘What’s your perfect world? ‘I was like, ‘My perfect world is that I end my career with Jay.’ So suddenly that perfect world looked like it could be there. It’s tough to pass that up.”
“If we could end this together, that’s the dream” – Adam Copeland, talking about ending his career with Christian Cage
Edge & Christian spent most of the late 1990s as partners in WWE and it wasn’t until 2001 that they started to drift apart. They feuded for the WWE Intercontinental and European titles through late 2001 and then formed new teams as Christian joined the Un-Americans in 2002 and Edge had a short stint teaming with Hulk Hogan.
The last singles match they had together was on an episode of WWE RAW in 2010.