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Adam Copeland Yearned For Expanded Role in WWE, Cites Drifting Apart from the Company

Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Oct 02, 2023

Adam Copeland Yearned For Expanded Role in WWE, Cites Drifting Apart from the Company

WWE Hall of Famer Adam Copeland, widely recognized as Edge, took to his Twitter account to make a significant announcement about his professional journey.

He confirmed that he has parted ways with WWE and will now be a full-time performer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

During a subsequent AEW media scrum, Copeland and Tony Khan revealed that fans can expect to see him weekly on various AEW shows. The wrestling star is slated to appear on this week's AEW Dynamite, the upcoming Collision on Saturday, and the special Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite, which will compete directly with NXT.

Adam Copeland shared a heartfelt statement on social media about his transition. In his own words:

"From The Desk of… As some of you may now know, I’m no longer with WWE. My new home is AEW. I’m excited. Whole new roster. Some familiar faces that I wanted to work with again and a whole set of first ever matches. New challenges, and if you’ve followed my career, you know that’s what I’ve always been driven by.

But first and foremost I want to address my 25 years with WWE. I love WWE and appreciate everything the company did for me. Always have, always will. They put me on the map, gave me amazing opportunities and through hard work on both ends, I’ve been supplied with a wonderful life. Hell, WWE helped me meet the woman I’d start my family with. 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.

I don’t buy into this odd mentality of one company or the other. It’s weird. If you took offense to that, take a walk, get some fresh air and soak up some sunshine. It’s wrestling. An amazing gig. But still, it’s wrestling. Relax. It’s supposed to be fun. And it’s just a segment of the fans, not most fans, and definitely not the performers. Within the industry we all know that more choices is better for everyone and pushes us all to be better. As a wrestling fan, which I still am, it’s exciting that there’s viable companies providing wrestling on national and worldwide platforms. If you’re actually a fan of wrestling, and not acronyms, that should make you happy too.

I guess what I’m trying to say is this, if you’ve appreciated my work, you still can, no matter what the initials are. Because I’ll still be bustin my ass everytime I’m out there. This ride isn’t over just yet. Just try to have fun, like it should be. Because trust me I’ll be having fun everytime I’m out there in an AEW ring. Let’s go!"

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— Ben Jordan Kerin Oct 02, 2023 01:14AM

Tags: #aew #wwe #adam copeland #edge

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