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Adam Copeland AEW Debut: How WWE reportedly reacted to his All Elite signing

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The wrestling world was abuzz when Adam Copeland, better known as Edge, made his unexpected debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

This move came shortly after his WWE contract expired at the end of September. The question on everyone’s lips was, how did WWE react to one of their top stars jumping ship?

Interestingly, some insiders within WWE had sensed Copeland’s impending departure. As early as the summer, there were murmurs that Copeland might not renew his contract with WWE.

This became particularly evident when discussions arose about him potentially leaving before his final WWE match against Sheamus on August 18th.

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Adam Copeland: Relationship with WWE

Despite the shockwaves his move sent through the industry, it’s worth noting that Copeland’s departure from WWE was amicable. This means that should he ever decide to return, the doors of WWE would be open to him.

The overarching sentiment within WWE seems to be one of goodwill, with many expressing happiness for Copeland’s new venture.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, the “overwhelming consensus was a positive within AEW and a ‘happy for him’ within WWE.”

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The AEW Debut

Copeland’s AEW debut was nothing short of dramatic. He appeared in the final moments of the October 1st WrestleDream pay-per-view, where he confronted his friend and former tag-team partner, Christian Cage.

This reunion was a significant moment for wrestling fans, hinting at potential tag-team action in AEW’s future.

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Why AEW?

While many speculated about Copeland’s reasons for joining AEW, he took to social media to clarify. On October 2nd, 2023, he shared a statement expressing his excitement about joining AEW.

He mentioned the allure of a new roster, the opportunity to work with familiar faces, and the prospect of first-ever matches. For Copeland, AEW presented new challenges, and given his illustrious career, fans can expect him to rise to the occasion.

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  • Did Adam Copeland have any issues with WWE?
    • No, Copeland left WWE on good terms and could potentially return in the future.
  • When did Copeland make his AEW debut?
    • He made his debut on October 1 during the WrestleDream pay-per-view.
  • Who did Copeland confront during his AEW debut?
    • He confronted his former tag-team partner, Christian Cage.
  • How did WWE insiders feel about Copeland’s move to AEW?
    • While some had anticipated his departure, the general sentiment was one of happiness for his new journey.
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