As Adam Copeland settles into life as an AEW wrestler, he admits he feels like a “teenager” working for a different company.
For the past 25 years, pro wrestling fans knew Adam Copeland as WWE Hall of Famer Edge, who had one of the greatest careers in the history of that company.
At AEW WrestleDream earlier this month, Copeland said goodbye to Edge and started using his real name along with the “Rated R Superstar” nickname and his popular theme song.
Since WrestleDream, Copeland has appeared regularly on AEW’s main shows Dynamite & Collision. This past Tuesday on AEW Dynamite, Copeland won his first AEW match over Luchasaurus. Copeland has also been part of a storyline involving his best friend, the TNT Champion Christian Cage.
While talking to his good friend Chris Jericho, who is a former WWE legend as well, on the Talk Is Jericho podcast, Copeland spoke about getting used to new things in AEW.
“I’m sure there [are] going to be aspects of it that I have to get used to [and] re-train my brain on. That’s cool, though. But it’s rare that you start a brand new job fresh at 49 years old, right?”
“Okay, it’s wrestling still — don’t get me wrong. But there’s still a lot of differences in companies and how they do it, and that’s just exciting to me — to kind of discover how it’s done here.”
Adam Copeland mentioned being 49 years old. He turns 50 years old later this month on October 30th.
Being heavily involved in the wrestling product is something Adam Copeland really enjoys
As he continued, Adam Copeland spoke about how he missed being so heavily involved in the product creatively, which is something he gets a chance to do in AEW more than when he was in WWE.
“I felt like a teenager. It was a lot of fun. I didn’t realize how much I missed that – being really ‘grassroots’ involved in it. You know, because a lot of times [in WWE] — and it’s amazing — but I’d say ideas and they’d go, ‘Okay, we can do that.’ And you’d just see it. But it’s fun to be involved.”
AEW has yet to announce Adam Copeland’s next match. Copeland’s first AEW PPV match will likely take place at Full Gear on November 18th.