Adam Copeland said he “felt free” after making his AEW debut at WrestleDream.
The WWE Hall of Famer immediately made his presence felt at the end of WrestleDream by coming to the aid of Darby Allin and Sting and confronting Christian Cage. After the event, Copeland was also the first talent to speak to the media at the media scrum where he noted that he is joining the AEW roster as a full-time performer and will be with the company weekly.
“Thanks for having me. Part of coming here is that I wanted to contribute,” Adam Copeland said. “I wanted to help, and I just felt like here, I’d really be able to do that and have the opportunity to do that. I look at an entire fresh roster of faces and so many talent that I’ve never laid hands on before. That to me, as a person who’s driven by challenges, that for me was the biggest thing.
“I’ve been in the ring with Samoa Joe. I’ve never stood in a ring with Sting before tonight. After 31 years in the industry, that’s never happened. Then I see a guy like Nick Wayne, or I see Swerve. There’s just so many possibilities here. For me, at this stage in my career, that is so enticing. That is so exciting.”
“I felt free. That’s just the word that kept popping… I felt free, and it felt fun,” said Copeland. “I felt almost like the same feeling I would have when I would come out for my indie shows.”