Adam Copeland is All Elite and he now knows who his first opponent in AEW will be.
The man known to most as Edge shocked the world at WrestleDream when he helped usher in the Rated-R era to AEW.
The show held to honour the memory of Antonio Inoki was headlined by Christian Cage defending his TNT Championship against Darby Allin in a two out of three falls match in Allin’s hometown of Seattle. The placement of the match on the show only intensified speculation that Adam Copeland was set to appear at the event given his long history with Cage.
Darby Allin and Christian Cage went to war in a brutal match that saw Allin’s body slammed into steel steps and the wooden boards of the ring exposed. Nick Wayne’s mother watched from the front row as Cage sleazily taunted her while he beat Allin repeatedly. Wayne eventually made his presence felt and looked set to get his revenge on Cage for weeks of torment before he slammed the TNT Title belt into the face of Darby Allin instead. Wayne’s interjection allowed Cage to pick up the win and retain his title.
Adam Copeland to compete on Dynamite
But the beating wasn’t done there which drew out Sting to try and help his partner. Luchasaurus gave Cage’s outfit the numbers advantage again and Cage looked set to hit a sickening con-chair-to before the lights went out. A video package played and familiar music hit as Adam Copeland announced himself into AEW.
Copeland was handed the chair by his long-time tag team partner but rather than finish off Sting with it, he took out Luchasarus and Wayne as Christian Cage slithered away.
AEW boss Tony Khan has now announced at the post-show press conference that Copeland will break his silence on the 4th of October edition of Dynamite and will have his first match in the promotion the following week when he takes on Luchasaurus.