Adam Copeland revealed when his WWE contract really ended.
The man known for decades as Edge in WWE shocked the wrestling world when he made his debut for AEW at the end of WrestleDream. Copeland came face-to-face with his old friend Christian Cage and looked set to join Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne in their attack on Darby Allin and Sting before he turned a steel chair on Luchasaurus and Wayne while Cage slithered away.
There had been much speculation in the lead-up to WrestleDream over Adam Copeland’s future with him competing in his final contracted WWE match on the 18th of August edition of SmackDown when he defeated Sheamus. Reports suggested that Copeland’s WWE contract expired at the end of September but that’s not quite the case.
Speaking to CBS Sports, Adam Copeland revealed when his WWE contract expired and that he didn’t make a move towards AEW until after that:
“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.”
When will Adam Copeland wrestle in AEW?
Adam Copeland will appear on the fourth anniversary edition of Dynamite where he will address the AEW crowd for the very first time.
His first match in the company will come the following week on the special Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite on the 10th of October where he will take on Luchasaurus.