Former WWE superstar Adam Copeland, known to wrestling fans as Edge, recently made waves in the wrestling world with his transition to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). In a candid interview on Chris Jericho's "Talk is Jericho" podcast, Copeland shed light on the notable differences he's encountered since making the move from WWE to AEW.
One of the key points Copeland highlighted was the distinct production dynamics between the two wrestling promotions. He expressed his enthusiasm for the increased involvement and creative opportunities he has found at AEW.
Copeland noted that adapting to a new company at the age of 49 is a unique experience in itself. He remarked, "It's rare that you start a brand-new job fresh at 49 years old, right? ... Okay, it's wrestling still — don't get me wrong.
But there's still a lot of differences in companies and how they do it, and that's just exciting to me — to kind of discover how it's done here." Moreover, Copeland emphasized how much he missed being directly involved in various aspects of wrestling, especially those considered more grassroots.
He shared his excitement about participating in the creation of his AEW introduction video, where he felt a renewed sense of enthusiasm reminiscent of his younger days. He stated, "I felt like a teenager. It was a lot of fun.
I didn't realize how much I missed that – being really 'grassroots' involved in it."
Edge's AEW Feud
In a twist that has kept wrestling fans on the edge of their seats, Copeland wasted no time in jumping into a heated feud with his longtime best friend, Christian Cage, upon his arrival in AEW.
The unexpected turn of events has added an extra layer of intrigue to his transition. Copeland's insights into his AEW experience offer a glimpse into the world of professional wrestling beyond the scripted matches and storylines.
His willingness to embrace change and engage in the creative process underscores his passion for the industry and his dedication to delivering top-notch entertainment to wrestling fans worldwide. As Adam Copeland continues his journey in AEW, fans can only anticipate more exciting developments and thrilling showdowns in the world of professional wrestling.
His determination to explore new horizons and evolve as a performer promises to make his AEW tenure a memorable chapter in his storied career.