There were rumblings it might happen, but WWE Hall of Famer Edge/Adam Copeland did indeed make his AEW debut during last night's WrestleDream PPV.
After the former WWE Champion's old tag team partner Christian Cage retained the TNT Championship, he, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus laid out Sting and Darby Allin. It was then that Copeland's music hit and, after teasing joining in on the attack, he proceeded to take out Cage's crew.
Copeland finished up his WWE run after a win over Sheamus on SmackDown back in August, though many fans felt it was an underwhelming end to his time in the company. After an explosive return to in-ring action at the 2020 Royal Rumble, the pandemic hit and Edge found himself performing in front of empty buildings.
That hurt his momentum and while he main evented WrestleMania, that was in a losing effort which saw Roman Reigns pin him and Daniel Bryan at the same time. From there, he was largely used as a midcard talent on a part-time basis and never won championship gold.
It makes sense then that, while expressing his gratitude to WWE in a lengthy social media post, he explained, "Sometimes relationships just grow apart and I feel the WWE and I have just outgrown each other. I wanted to do more. They didn’t have much more for me to do. Simple as that. And that’s ok. I’ll still be watching and still be supporting all of my friends there."
Edge is going to be a full-time wrestler in AEW and his first match will be against Luchasaurus.
Check out some highlights from AEW WrestleDream below.
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