Formerly known as Edge in WWE, Adam Copeland officially bid farewell to the company by making a notable debut at AEW WrestleDream. His last WWE match took place on the August 18 episode of WWE SmackDown, and his contract concluded in September. Following his AEW debut, Copeland revealed in a statement that while he desired more opportunities in WWE, there were no available roles aligning with his interests.
During the WWE Fastlane press conference, Triple H was queried about Copeland’s decision to embark on a new chapter in his career.
“Time. Time was right for him. Time was right for us. I think he had an amazing career and an amazing send off here. I think he felt like he had done what there was to do. We sort of felt, (I think he’s right). We wish him the best. There is no animosity here, there are no hard feelings. He’s doing what’s right for him and his family. I’m happy for him, very happy for him. I sent him a message, ‘I’m happy for you.’ I’m proud of him and happy for him. This has to be right for you. This is a grind, a lot of hard work, it has to be right for you. If somebody feels like a different opportunity is better for them, great, that’s wonderful. The machine doesn’t stop for anyone. We’re going to continue to grow and continue to do what we do. I guarantee you, if you’re a young person here trying and growing every day, for no negative reason, but when they see him walk away, they go, ‘Damn right I’m taking that spot.’ That creates opportunity. Everybody will step up their game to fill that role and there are a line of people way more than capable of taking it to the next level, just like he was when he came in here,”
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