Adam Copeland, a.k.a. Edge, is now "All Elite" and is expected to wrestle a full-time schedule in AEW. That's in contrast to WWE where the Rated R Superstar was used only sporadically, leading to dissatisfaction among fans and seemingly with the WWE Hall of Famer himself.
Edge recently shared a lengthy statement explaining his decision to jump ship to AEW but we now have backstage news courtesy of Fightful Select.
It sounds like everyone is happy for Edge (he's known to be respected among his fellow pro wrestlers) and it sounds like his aim in AEW is to help in any way he can. In fact, he's reportedly told those behind the scenes he's looking to fill the gap left by CM Punk's firing, serving as a mentor to those who want his help.
It's said WWE became aware of Edge's decision to leave the company as far back as the summer. However, both sides remain on friendly terms and it appears WWE would welcome him back should he choose to return to the promotion he spent 25 years with.
As for how he was able to use his iconic Metalingus theme song, WWE never owned the rights to that and it's no secret that AEW President Tony Khan is willing to splash the cash for music when the occasion calls for it.
We know many of you have also wondered how Edge, who has to use his real name, Adam Copeland, is still able to refer to himself as the Rated R Superstar. Well, that's because WWE let the trademark lapse and, perhaps as a favour to the veteran, allowed him to have it.
Edge is set to appear on both AEW Dynamite and AEW Collision this week and will make his in-ring debut in a match against Luchasaurus on October 10.
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