One rising WWE SmackDown star tells Adam Copeland “you’re welcome” following the Rated R Superstar’s AEW debut.
At WrestleDream on October 1st, Adam Copeland shocked the world by making his debut in All Elite Wrestling. Just as his former tag team partner Christian Cage was about to deliver a one man con-chair-to to a fallen Sting, the familiar sounds of Metalingus rang out throughout the arena, eliciting a monstrous ovation from the Seattle crowd.
Copeland took the chair from Christian, teasing that he would deliver the blow to Sting himself. Instead, however, he attacked Nick Wayne, who’d turned on Darby Allin and joined Christian Cage just moments before. He then helped Sting to his feet and shook his hand.
Copeland’s first match is already set to take place on the October 4th episode of Dynamite where he’ll face Luchasaurus.
Grayson Waller Says He Gave Adam Copeland “The Rub” On The Way Out Of WWE
SmackDown star Grayson Waller was quick to respond to Copeland’s AEW debut, indicating that he helped elevate the star during his final days as Edge in WWE. Waller wrote on social media:
“You’re welcome for the rub on the way out kid”
You’re welcome for the rub on the way out kid
— Grayson Waller (@GraysonWWE) October 2, 2023
Copeland was a guest on the Grayson Waller Effect on the July 7th episode of SmackDown, and he defeated Waller in singles action later that same night. The occasion marked Waller’s SmackDown debut as he’d recently been cleared from a leg injury.
Edge’s final bout in WWE came on the August 18th episode of SmackDown, where he faced Sheamus in a highly-praised main event match in front of his hometown crowd in Toronto, ON.