Could fans get to see Adam Copeland compete in the G1 Climax Tournament?
When Copeland stood in the ring on the April 11, 2011 episode of Raw announcing his retirement he never imagined he’d wrestle again, let alone be dreaming of an appearance in the Tokyo Dome. Even when he returned to action at the 2020 Royal Rumble, such daydreams seemed a million miles away.
However, that all changed on October 1st, 2023 when the WWE Hall of Famer made his AEW debut. With his new home having links to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, AAA, and more recently CMLL, Copeland’s wrestling world just got a whole lot bigger.
During an appearance on the Battleground Podcast, Copeland was asked whether he’s interested in wrestling outside of AEW and admitted he’d like to wrestle in the Tokyo Dome and Arena Mexico.
“That’s pretty exciting, actually, you know, and again, a by-product of coming here is, oh wait. Hold on a second. Tokyo Dome. That’s on the checklist. Arena Mexico, well, hold on, you know, because I went there once.
I was World Champ but I wore a mask because I wanted to watch the show, so I snuck in and watched the show with a mask on and just had a blast because I just love the culture of Lucha Libre and I’d love the pageantry.
Those two things, I think would be very cool as, you know, a lifelong wrestling fan, those are two experiences that I think would be really cool that I just didn’t know would ever be in the cards, so you have to kind of write it off especially after I had to retire in 2011. It’s like, okay, just didn’t get those things done. Now they can get done and that’s pretty fun.”
Copeland even hinted that he could be interested in appearing in the famous G1 Climax Tournament in Japan.
Rey Mysterio Surprised Adam Copeland Left WWE
Speaking in a new interview, Rey Mysterio said he was “shocked” to see his friend make the jump to AEW. The Lucha legend said he’d spoken to Copeland just a week before he made the switch, and there was no inkling that he was going to leave WWE.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co