The retirement of Edge from WWE might happen soon, but a new report suggests that a jump to AEW is considered “a real possibility.”
On Friday’s WWE Smackdown from Toronto, Edge beat Sheamus in front of a raucous crowd in the Rated R Superstar’s hometown. It was a celebration of Edge’s 25-year WWE career that started in 1998.
During his WWE career, Edge had a Hall of Fame run that saw him become one of the greatest superstars in the history of the company.
What was so significant about his match with Sheamus on Smackdown is that Edge made it known that it was the last WWE match under contract. He also revealed that his WWE contract actually expires at the end of September as well.
Due to the end of Edge’s WWE contract, it has led to some fans thinking that maybe the man whose real name is Adam Copeland will be All Elite some day with a few of his closest friends.
A report from Fightful Select’s Sean Ross Sapp notes that while we wouldn’t see Edge in AEW because WWE owns the rights to that name, it’s a possibility that Adam Copeland could be All Elite some day.
Some AEW People Believe Edge To AEW Is A “Real Possibility”
It was noted that there are “many people in AEW that think that Copeland coming in could be a real possibility.” People close to Copeland believe that going to AEW isn’t as far “out there” as you might think.
There are obviously many people within AEW that Edge is close with. Christian Cage has been his best friend since childhood and when WWE didn’t re-sign Christian in 2021, he jumped to AEW where he has competed on a part-time schedule similar to Edge’s run in WWE in the last three and a half years.
Copeland is also close with the FTR team of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler since they live close to eachother in North Carolina and spent time in the ring together when Copeland was making his in-ring return comeback.
The report adds that “it was being discussed by a lot of people in AEW even before Edge claimed the match with Sheamus would be his last on his contract.”
As for WWE, they have been quiet regarding superstars signing contract extensions or re-signing in general. They also rarely comment on releases or contracts expiring.
It is also very well known that when Edge contemplated his in-ring return in 2019-2020, he did talk to AEW’s Tony Khan before coming to an agreement with WWE on a three-year deal for about $3 million per year guaranteed.
Edge turns 50 years old in October. He has said that he generally feels pretty good considering his age and injury history. What’s next could be a return to WWE, a retirement from in-ring competition or perhaps going to AEW. It appears to be a legitimate option at this point.