The excitement and anticipation has reached fever pitch as Adam Copeland, popularly known as Edge from his wrestling days, marked his eagerly awaited AEW debut in a spectacular fashion during the closing moments of the October 1st pay-per-view event. He hastily staked his claim on the wrestling ring, confronting Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne.
The backstage reaction to this seismic power shift, captured by Fightful Select, has turned out to be incredibly ‘unanimously positive’. A definitive statement shared by numerous AEW sources validates that Copeland’s signing has been viewed with substantial enthusiasm within the AEW fortress.
Significantly, this unanimously positive reaction wasn’t confined to the debut only. AEW’s regard for Copeland extends far beyond, with several insights provided highlighting Copeland’s dedication towards the organization. The seasoned wrestler has expressed his desire to contribute to the organization in multiple domains, propelling a belief that he will demonstrate a ‘significant presence’ within AEW.
Interestingly, conversations with a long-standing AEW talent revealed Copeland’s role could fill the gap left by CM Punk. With Punk being a significant support to many within the company, the expectations from Copeland are mounting, and he is viewed as a new pillar of strength within AEW.
Despite a majority of AEW talents maintaining they weren’t ‘officially’ privy to the information of Copeland joining AEW, it was instead deemed as the worst kept secret in wrestling.The consensus around his arrival was profusely positive.
Copeland’s former home, WWE also expressed their reactions to his departure, pouring in sentiments that deserve attention. Stay tuned to read about the opinions that emerged from the WWE backstage. Information around Copeland’s AEW contract will also be covered in upcoming reports.
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