AEW brings major wrestling star Edge
Real name Adam Copeland’s contract with WWE just expired
Adam Copeland, one of the top performers in the business, has joined the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) organization in Jacksonville. Since the 1990s, fans have recognized him as “Edge” in the competing WWE. Copeland’s contract with WWE was reported to have expired this weekend and he appeared at the “WrestleDream” pay-per-view for the company this weekend. It took place in Seattle, Washington.
Copeland’s arrival is a major boon for the company that is considered the closest competition to wrestling industry powerhouse WWE, which recently merged with the UFC for a reported $21 billion. The top star for AEW and longtime buddy of Copeland, wrestler Christian Cage (real name William Reso), will be expected to communicate with Copeland. It is unclear what name Copeland will use in AEW as “Edge” is likely owned by WWE.
The owner of AEW is Tony Khan’s son, who also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. Khan lately had to cope with some high-profile employees leaving his business. The first wrestler CM Punk was controversially fired following allegations of backstage fighting in London. She also defeated the dominant women’s wrestler Jade Cargill to WWE. Cargill previously played basketball at Jacksonville University.
The “Going Ringside” podcast has been covering this on TikTok for weeks and will continue to provide updates on this story.