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Adam Copeland reveals the BACKSTAGE REACTION in WWE to his AEW move

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In the world of professional wrestling, few names carry as much weight as Adam Copeland, better known by his former ring name, Edge.

Edge is a WWE Hall of Famer and a multiple-time World Champion, known for his incredible in-ring abilities and charismatic persona. However, in October 2023, he shocked the wrestling world by making a surprising move to WWE’s rival promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

This seismic shift in the wrestling landscape prompted intense curiosity about how WWE and its backstage personnel reacted to Edge’s departure.

In this article, we will delve into Adam Copeland’s revelation about the backstage reaction in WWE to his AEW move.

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Edge’s WWE Legacy

Before we dive into the backstage reaction, let’s take a moment to acknowledge Edge’s remarkable career in WWE. For over two decades, Edge was an integral part of WWE’s roster, captivating fans with his compelling storylines, unforgettable matches, and remarkable resilience.

His unexpected retirement in 2011 due to injury was a heart-wrenching moment for the WWE Universe. However, his triumphant return at the 2020 Royal Rumble was met with immense fanfare.

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Adam Copeland/Edge’s AEW Debut

Edge’s decision to sign with AEW was a game-changer in the wrestling world. AEW, a relatively new promotion, has been challenging WWE’s dominance in the industry.

Copeland’s debut in AEW at the 2023 WrestleDream pay-per-view was met with thunderous applause from the crowd. But what did his former colleagues and WWE’s backstage personnel think about it?

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The Backstage Reaction

Adam Copeland didn’t hold back when discussing the reactions he received from his WWE friends and colleagues. Contrary to any expectations of animosity, Copeland revealed a surprising amount of support and understanding during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated:

“I am so thankful for every aspect of my career, and I’ll be forever thankful for the WWE. It was the only place I wanted to work. We reached a place where we’d done all we could do together. And I guarantee you this–they’re not mad. I’m not mad.

“I’ve received so many texts from the office, from the travel department, from the talent relations department, from the music department, from the performers, from the big suits, and none of them are mad. They’re happy for me. And I’m happy.

“They’re going to continue to crush it, too. And I have more of an opportunity to help the entire wrestling business in AEW.”

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  1. Why did Edge leave WWE for AEW?
    • Edge left WWE for AEW to explore new opportunities and continue his wrestling career on his terms. He wanted to challenge himself and contribute to the wrestling industry in different ways.
  2. Was there any animosity between Edge and WWE after his departure?
    • According to Edge, there was no animosity between him and WWE. He received understanding and support from his WWE colleagues, and they respected his decision.
  3. How has Edge’s AEW move impacted the wrestling landscape?
    • Edge’s move to AEW added a significant level of intrigue and competition in the wrestling world. It has prompted fans to pay attention to both WWE and AEW, resulting in more exciting storylines and matchups.
  4. Will Edge ever return to WWE in the future?
    • Edge’s future in WWE remains uncertain, but the wrestling world is known for its surprises. It’s possible that he may return for special appearances or even full-time competition in the future.
  5. What legacy does Edge leave behind in WWE?
    • Edge leaves behind a storied legacy in WWE, characterized by numerous championship reigns, memorable feuds, and unforgettable moments. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time.

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