In a captivating turn of events, wrestling fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming AEW Full Gear 2023, where Adam Copeland, better known as the "Rated-R Superstar," is set to team up with legends Sting and Darby Allin.
This high-stakes six-man tag team match will see them square off against the current AEW TNT Champion, Luchasaurus, and the rising star, Nick Wayne. However, the highlight of this encounter is Copeland's reunion with his longtime friend and former tag team partner, Christian Cage.
In a recent exclusive interview with the New York Post, Copeland reminisced about their last WWE run together in 2011, just before his unexpected retirement due to injury. He recalled, "We started teaming again leading up to WrestleMania 27.
I didn't know I was gonna have to retire in the next month. I had no idea. We didn't know what was gonna be it. And our last singles match against each other was in Toronto on Raw in 2010." The duo's unexpected reunion during the 2021 Royal Rumble, though momentous, lacked the fanfare they deserved, as Copeland noted, "Him coming back after seven years, me a year into coming back after nine, and we didn't get to feel that moment like we would have wanted."
Copeland's Renewed Hope
Reflecting on their journey, Copeland expressed his initial belief that the Royal Rumble interaction might have been their final in-ring collaboration.
"I really thought, 'OK, that was our moment.' That was the only chance we were gonna get," he shared. However, witnessing Cage's thriving career in AEW sparked a new hope in Copeland. "I was super happy for him watching him in AEW...
Then I realized there's a possibility here that I can go join him," he mused. As the wrestling world gears up for this much-anticipated showdown at Full Gear 2023, fans are not only excited about the high-flying action but also about the nostalgic reunion of two of wrestling's most celebrated icons.
Copeland's return from retirement and his alliance with Sting and Allin adds a thrilling dimension to the match, promising a spectacle that will captivate audiences worldwide. This reunion at AEW not only signifies a new chapter in their storied careers but also serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of professional wrestling.