Adam Copeland Files Interesting Trademark With AEW Stars

Adam Copeland making AEW debut

Adam Copeland could be making plans alongside some top guys in AEW.

Adam Copeland was formerly known as Edge in WWE but since that company owned the trademark to that name, Copeland is going by his real name in AEW.

Copeland is clearly keen to own several of his own trademarks related to his name and nicknames but a recent filing has hinted that he could be looking to form a group in AEW. Daniel Wheeler – better known as FTR’s Cash Wheeler – had filed a new trademark for the phrase “Rated FTR” which would see himself, Dax Harwood, and Copeland all own the phrase.

The filing has been made for “RATED FTR™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of hats; Shirts; Bandanas; Shirts and short-sleeved shirts; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts” which indicates that merchandise bearing the phrase will be available at some point. This comes just a few short weeks after Harwood filed to trademark the phrase “CMFTR” on the back of the team’s association with CM Punk in AEW.

What did Adam Copeland say on AEW Dynamite?

On Dynamite in Rosenberg, Texas, Adam Copeland was advertised to give a “Rated-R Rebuttal” to Cage and he did just that but perhaps did not send out the message most people hoped to hear as he declared that he wasn’t going to fight his old friend:

“Things have not been going smoothly. I don’t understand what’s happened. The whole idea in coming here was to end my career with Christian Cage and team with him. And he sounded on board with that until it got real.

“I sat down this week and began replaying my relationship with him over the years. We’ve known each other since the 6th grade. We were best friends in high school and in college. We both entered an essay contest to get into wrestling school. I wrote in and he didn’t. Fast forward and I got the dream gig and I always said, to whoever would listen, you’ve gotta see my friend.

“For whatever reason, over the years, it’s always been Adam and Jay. And it’s stuck with him, and I feel it’s frustrated him. He said I had a rocket strapped to my back, but I worked hard. I’m surprised that this keeps repeating at this stage in our lives. He’s riding high right now. He came here first, and I didn’t intend to take away his spotlight. I don’t want his TNT Title. I’m not going to fight him. What that means for me, I don’t know. One thing I do know is eventually Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus are going to leave him high and dry. And I’ll be there to pick him up.”

Whether or not Adam Copeland will be able to stay true to his word or if Christian Cage will continue to provoke the Rated R Superstar into a fight remains to be seen.