Adam Copeland, formerly known as Edge in the WWE, recently spoke about his career in the WWE. Edge’s career in the WWE ended in 2011, but he made his returns a few years ago at a WWE Royal Rumble PPV event, even though his neck is not 100%.
Adam Copeland Speaks About Not Liking the Judgement Day Betrayal Angle
In the WWE, Adam fought some of the best stars that the WWE had. Before he left the WWE in 2011, he was already a very popular star. When he returned to the WWE, he was given the opportunity to face some of WWE’s best stars from the current generation.
After starting a feud with Randy Orton after returning, he immediately starting wrestling the younger talent that was present in the WWE at the time. He also was involved in an angle with Judgment Day, that came to an abrupt end after the 2022 Hell in a Cell PPV event.
Judgment Day consisted of Finn Balor, Rhea Ripley, and Damian Priest. During Hell in a Cell 2022, Balor was introduced as a new member of the group. However, many people believed that WWE played the betrayal angle too prematurely.
Edge (Adam) had established The Judgment Day a few months prior to the betrayal. Recently on Talk is Jericho, Adam revealed that he was not a big fan of the betrayal angle either. According to the original plan, Adam actually wanted the continue being the leader of The Judgment Day.
It was the WWE creative team that switched things up. "When we were doing Judgment Day, the plan was Balor joins, and about a year later, they all turn on me," Copeland said. "I get to Hell in a Cell and it was like, 'No, we're changing everything and we're speeding up that year-long process and he's joining tomorrow and turning tomorrow.'
" Reflecting on the turn, Edge is convinced that the faction would have benefited from his tutelage, and the abrupt change in creative plans got him to start questioning WWE's intentions for him. "[Judgment Day] was just starting to find some legs, but it was going to be swimming upstream with me in it — it really was.
I started to have that realization of, like, 'I don't think they're gonna get where they need to get to with me in this thing.' " To make The Judgment Day work properly, Edge got 30 custom suits made for himself. He also got his hair cut, got a new theme, and changed his wrestling style to match that of the group.
However, the WWE creative team apparently didn’t want him to make all of this effort and simply did not want him to continue being the head of the judgment day..