Adam Copeland Explains How Wrestling Helped Acting Role

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Adam Copeland believes that a lot of what he does in pro wrestling can help him in some of his acting roles.

Many pro wrestlers have moved over to the acting field because there are a lot of similarities. Some of them like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, and Dave Bautista have had tremendous success while others have done some acting, but aren’t really into it as a full-time thing like those three WWE legends.

During Adam Copeland’s 25-year run in WWE as Edge, he did a lot of acting work, including times when he was unable to wrestle for nine years before his 2020 comeback.

Now in AEW, Copeland is part of a Disney Plus series called Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

While talking to The Koalition, Copeland spoke about playing a God named Ares on the show.

“Ares is a little bit of wrestling and that helped, you know, because you’re playing a god. So you have to be larger than life, you have to be big and that’s exactly what wrestling is.”

“You have to amplify things to possible 80,000 people away, it has to be big, everything has to be big. Ares is big. It came in handy to kind of dip into my wrestling playbook.”

What Happened In Adam Copeland’s Last AEW Match?

On the December 6th episode of AEW Dynamite in Montreal, Adam Copeland competed in his first AEW title match as he faced Christian Cage for the TNT Championship in a matchup between lifelong best friends. It was a controversial finish as Shayna Wayne hit Copeland with the TNT Title and Christian covered for the win.

While Copeland missed AEW Dynamite this week, he was at the Percy Jackson premiere with his wife Beth Phoenix and their two daughters as he shared on Instagram.

H/T Fightful