Gangrel Shares the Backstory of His AEW Double or Nothing Appearance

Gangrel played a crucial role in helping Adam Copeland retain his TNT Championship at AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday night. The former WWE Superstar recently appeared on Busted Open Radio, where he discussed his AEW appearance. Gangrel mentioned that when Copeland has a story in mind, it’s bound to come to fruition.

“Adam is hard-headed. Once he has a story or something in his mind, he’s going to get it done one way or another,” Gangrel said. “Eventually, it went over to AEW, and he got it done. I’m appreciative for it. I’m 55 years old. I didn’t know if I could crawl up through the bottom of the ring, being under there for a while. My biggest fear was, ‘Can I get up and move?’ My adrenaline kicked in. I was just blessed to be part of that moment.”

In an interview with Chris Van Vliet earlier this month, Adam Copeland explained why Gangrel wasn’t part of his WrestleMania 38 entrance. At the date of the interview Gangrel was already scheduled to appear at Double or Nothing and Copeland was strategically planting the seeds for this future appearance.

“When I saw him do the interview, I already knew I was coming in,” Gangrel revealed. “He just wanted to keep it quiet. When he did that interview, I was like, ‘He’s planting the seeds. He’s going to make sure they do remember.’ Smart man. They kept it hush-hush. I didn’t tell anybody. They had me come in last minute.

“I stayed in his locker room the whole time. When I went to the ring, (Chris) Jericho was like, ‘What are you doing here?’ They were able to keep it quiet as best they could, and I was surprised by that. It’s really hard to do in wrestling nowadays.

“I didn’t get wheelchaired in and covered up or anything like that. Just came in early, went to the locker room, and sat there all day. Right before the match, threw a black hoodie on, went out there with the ring crew, climbed under the deal, and that was that.”

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