On the August 18 episode of SmackDown, WWE marked the remarkable 25th anniversary of Edge’s debut on the main roster with a special celebration. In the evening’s main event, “The Rated R Superstar” squared off against Sheamus in a highly-anticipated first-time matchup, emerging victorious.
During this significant moment, Edge, whose real name is Adam Copeland, made a revealing statement. He disclosed that this match marked the final encounter under his WWE contract, which was set to expire at the end of September. While Edge has remained tight-lipped about his next career move, persistent rumors have suggested a potential move to AEW (All Elite Wrestling).
Notably, one AEW star that Copeland has a history with from their time in WWE is his former tag team partner, Chris Jericho. Discussing the prospect of Edge potentially joining All Elite Wrestling, Jericho offered his perspective during an interview on the Superstar Crossover podcast. Drawing parallels between Edge’s current situation and his own departure from WWE, Jericho shared his insights.
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“Well, I mean, who’s to say for sure? But if you look at Chris Jericho, for example, where I was in WWE, there really wasn’t much more that I could do there.
“You’re there for for many years, and you’ve wrestled everybody, and it’s great. But it’s always good to shock people, and to show up with a new kind of mission.
“So I think somebody like Edge, you know, there’s a lot of guys over [in WWE] like this. They’ve kind of done everything they can do there.
“For him to come to AEW with a whole fresh new coat of paint, a whole new roster of matches that he can have, obviously a new name, which would then, knowing him, knowing me, what I would do is a whole new look—a whole new mindset.
“That’s the best thing about having AEW and about us being as successful as we are, is that there’s now a viable alternative, I don’t wanna say, competitor, because it’s not that, but you can now go to either company.”
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