In a recent revelation that sent shockwaves through the world of professional wrestling, Tony Khan, the President of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), disclosed details about the negotiations that brought Adam Copeland, famously known as Edge, to the AEW roster.
Edge's illustrious 25-year career in WWE culminated in a dramatic debut for AEW at WrestleDream on October 1st. Following the main event at WrestleDream, the Rated-R Superstar emerged to rescue wrestling icons Sting and Darby Allin, who were under attack from none other than his longtime friend Christian Cage, along with Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne.
Edge's last WWE match took place on August 18th, where he triumphed over Sheamus, effectively concluding his tenure with the company. Speculation about his future in professional wrestling reached a fever pitch as fans eagerly awaited news of his next move.
Initially, it was thought that his WWE contract expired on September 30th, making his appearance at WrestleDream a logistical challenge.
Edge's Swift AEW Contract Move
However, it has since been revealed that Adam Copeland's contract actually lapsed on September 21st.
Tony Khan shed light on the timeline of events, stating that Copeland wasted no time in exploring his options. He reached out to AEW "not long after AEW Grand Slam," a significant event that spanned the September 20th edition of Dynamite and Rampage on the 22nd.
Khan emphasized the magnitude of this acquisition, describing Copeland as one of the most beloved and accomplished wrestlers in the history of the sport. Edge's presence in AEW signifies a major coup for the promotion. Now, the wrestling world eagerly anticipates Edge's first match in AEW, scheduled for the 'Title Tuesday' edition of Dynamite on October 10th.
In this highly anticipated showdown, he will face off against Luchasaurus, a close ally of Christian Cage. Edge has expressed his excitement about this encounter, describing Luchasaurus as a talent he has long admired, waiting for the right moment to cross paths.
He commended Luchasaurus's growth under Christian's mentorship, underscoring the invaluable experience gained through their partnership. As the wrestling community counts down the days to this marquee match, AEW fans can hardly contain their excitement about witnessing the clash between two exceptional athletes in the prime of their careers.
Adam Copeland's journey in AEW promises to be a captivating chapter in the ongoing evolution of professional wrestling, and fans around the world are eager to see what unfolds in the days and weeks to come.