Edge Likely AEW-Bound After WWE Fail To Meet Contract Demands


A new report reveals that many within WWE believe Edge is AEW-bound.

Edge was celebrated with great fanfare in Toronto, ON on the August 18th episode of SmackDown, with video packages playing to celebrate the star’s 25th anniversary in WWE. His wife Beth Phoenix was also in attendance. The main event of the show saw him take on Sheamus in what he revealed to be the final match on his current contract. Many began to wonder whether he would sign a new deal with the sports entertainment giant or whether he could eventually go to AEW despite his long history in WWE.

Now, a new report from Wade Keller of PWTorch provides a major update on the situation, revealing that WWE failed to meet the Rated R Superstar’s contract requirements. Furthermore, many within the company believe that Edge, real name Adam Copeland, is AEW-bound. Keller wrote:

“PWTorch has learned that Copeland presented to WWE what it would take to retain his services, but WWE declined to meet his request. This has sparked a belief within WWE that he is probably headed to AEW and knew at that time what AEW could offer him (based, perhaps, on conversations with other wrestlers of his star power about AEW pay). Tony Khan is a big fan of Edge and certainly would value adding him to the roster, either as a wrestler or in some other role.

Also, Christian Cage is a longtime friend of Copeland and is prominently featured on AEW TV, so linking them together in some way on TV would be natural.”

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The report goes on to discuss Edge’s 25th anniversary celebration on the August 18th episode of SmackDown, noting that he’s well-liked within the company and that there is no resentment from management about the fact that he could choose to go to AEW.

According to Keller, WWE consistently wants opportunities to create big moments on television, and Copeland’s 25th anniversary with the company provided them a chance to shine a spotlight on the popular star and draw a bigger audience than they would had another match served as main event of the show.

The star himself confirmed that his current WWE contract expires at the end of September.