Adam Copeland knows the clock is ticking.
When Adam Copeland wrestled his final match in WWE back in August 2023, there was a feeling he may never lace up his boots again, but as it turned out the legend had other plans. After letting his WWE deal expire, Copeland headed to AEW, debuting at WrestleDream on October 1st.
Ever since Copeland returned to the ring in 2020 having previously thought his career was over, there’s been a feeling he’s racing against time. Something it seems isn’t lost on the man himself.
Appearing on the Notsam Wrestling Podcast, Copeland theorised that he’s got two years left in the ring, so he’s determined to make the most of it.
“I can do this for a limited time, because it is all limited. Even though it’s been four or five years back now, it’s not like I got another four or five in front of me. I know I don’t. We’re looking at like a two year window here to be able to get as much done as I can get done, tell as many stories as I can, and try and help talent along the way with that and I need to be there more and to do that and I want to be there more to do that because even still, it’s not like the schedule was back when I was riding 220 or 250 days a year.
At most, it’s two times a week and that’s very doable to still be the dad I need to be, to be the partner I need to be. I still have the time and the energy to do that because it’s not as all consuming as it was. I don’t let it be as all consuming as it used to be either. But by the schedule, it just becomes less all consuming. I wanted to be able to do as much as I could while I could and that felt like the place I was going to be able to be allowed to do that. That’s when it really, I was like, that’s where I gotta go.”
Adam Copeland Sets Unfortunate AEW Record
Adam Copeland was most recently in action at Worlds End, on a night that held mixed emotions for the star. At the event, the WWE Hall of Famer took on Christian Cage in a No Disqualification Match and actually defeated his long-time friend to become TNT Champion.
However, just seconds later, Killswitch handed over his contract for a TNT Title match to Cage, leaving him free to pin Copeland.
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