Edge Is #AllElite... Adam Copeland Joins AEW's New Era

Adam 'Edge' Copeland debuts for AEW at WrestleDream.

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Adam 'Edge' Copeland is #AllElite.

The WWE veteran debuted for Tony Khan's promotion at last night's WrestleDream pay-per-view, doing so on the day his contract with his now-former employers in Stamford expired.


Going by his real name, Copeland appeared at the end of the show. Christian Cage had successfully defended his TNT Championship over Darby Allin thanks to the newly-heel Nick Wayne, who turned during the bout, much to his mother's agony. Luchasaurus joined the duo in the ring, looming over Allin, though Sting briefly made a valiant save.

As the trio was going for a Con-Chair-To, the lights cut. A brief vignette rolled, preceded by the words "Our Feature Presentation", before "You think you know him" rang through the arena - and Alter Bridge's 'Metalingus.'


Copeland hit the stage to a monstrous pop from the Seattle, Washington crowd. Though he briefly teased aligning with Cage and his crew, he ended up clocking Wayne and Luchasaurus with the chair instead. Christian bailed as the former Edge dropped Luchasaurus with a Spear, closing the night on a high, seemingly preceding Tony Khan's promised "new era" for AEW.

Khan has since confirmed Copeland's signing with AEW:


In addition, Copeland is to appear on this week's Dynamite ahead of his first match, which will come against Luchasaurus the week after.

More on Adam Copeland (who has also retained his 'Rated R Superstar' nickname) throughout the day.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.