Adam Copeland, known to wrestling fans as "The Rated R Superstar," has made a significant move to the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) roster, and with this transition comes a world of dream matches and first-time-ever showdowns.
AEW's willingness to collaborate with other wrestling promotions expands the possibilities for Copeland, who now has a plethora of top-tier wrestlers to choose from for potential epic battles. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Copeland unveiled a list of dream matches he envisions for this stage of his storied career.
While most of the names on his list are fellow AEW talents, one name stood out, representing the world-renowned New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW): Kazuchika Okada. Copeland expressed his eagerness for such a matchup, stating, "I've never wrestled at Wrestle Kingdom.
I've never wrestled at Tokyo Dome. How about a match against Kazuchika Okada? That would be pretty cool. I'm pretty excited by that." This revelation has ignited the imaginations of wrestling enthusiasts worldwide.
Copeland's Dream Opponents
The list of dream opponents doesn't stop with Okada.
Copeland also expressed interest in facing AEW stars like Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Miro, Claudio Castagnoli, Kenny Omega, Will Ospreay, Adam Page, Chris Jericho, Malakai Black, and even engaging in tag team action alongside Darby Allin against The Young Bucks or facing wrestling legends such as Sting and Eddie Kingston in epic promo battles.
These prospective matchups have wrestling fans buzzing with anticipation, with Copeland himself admitting that the possibilities are keeping him awake at night. The excitement is palpable, and fans can hardly wait to see these dream scenarios come to life.
In a recent development, Kazuchika Okada made a notable appearance on AEW TV at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view, where he faced off against Bryan Danielson in the main event. This crossover event showcased the potential for thrilling encounters between AEW and NJPW talents.
Fans won't have to wait long to witness Copeland's AEW debut. On Tuesday, October 10, he is scheduled to take on Luchasaurus. This highly-anticipated matchup marks Copeland's first wrestling bout outside of a WWE ring in over 25 years.
Notably, this AEW event coincides with the rescheduling of Dynamite to Tuesday due to MLB playoffs, setting the stage for a direct competition with NXT. Wrestling enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating this showdown, especially given the stacked lineup on the NXT side, featuring the likes of John Cena and Paul Heyman.
Adam Copeland's move to AEW has injected a surge of excitement into the wrestling world, as fans brace themselves for a series of dream matches and electrifying showdowns that could redefine the landscape of professional wrestling.
The wrestling universe will be watching closely as these dream matchups come to fruition, promising a new era of wrestling excellence.