A new report has shed light on the feeling in WWE after Adam Copeland’s AEW debut.
Adam Copeland stunned the wrestling world on the 1st of October in Seattle when he made his debut in AEW following the main event. Copeland thwarted an attack on Darby Allin and Sting by his longtime tag team partner Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne, the latter of whom turned on Allin to help Cage retain his TNT Title.
Copeland is of course best known as Edge from his decades under that moniker in WWE. Speculation began to grow as it appeared he was reaching the end of his current deal with that promotion, having his last match there on the 18th of August edition of SmackDown against Sheamus.
What were the thoughts in WWE about Adam Copeland joining AEW?
Fightful Select has given some more insight into Adam Copeland joining AEW and some of the familiar aspects of his presentation. It was noted that WWE never held exclusive licensing rights to his familiar theme song by Alter Bridge, however, the “You think you know me” introduction had been re-recorded for AEW.
The report noted that some in AEW were surprised that the “Rated R Superstar” trademark once held by WWE had lapsed which allows him to use the nickname in his new company.
Sources in WWE noted that Copeland left the company on good terms and would be welcomed back if he ever wished to return. The consensus in WWE was that the majority were “happy for him” in his new venture.