Adam Copeland Addresses Fans Calling Him A 'Traitor' For Leaving WWE & Joining AEW

Adam Copeland addresses being called a "traitor" following his WWE exit for AEW

After spending almost his entire career with WWE, Adam Copeland exited the organisation in September 2023 and made his All Elite Wrestling debut soon after, appearing at the end of the WrestleDream pay-per-view on October 1. 

Copeland's AEW debut prompted plenty of discussion on social media but there was a peculiar undercurrent of animosity from WWE stan accounts on X (FKA Twitter) who accused the Rated R Superstar of being a "traitor." 

Edge has now addressed these comments while speaking to Adrian Hernandez, acknowledging he left WWE "on great terms."

"You know, it's interesting. Just in terms of, I guess, how people have like almost a brand allegiance or a team allegiance kind of thing. For me, I knew there was gonna be some fan base in switching companies that [said], 'Oh, he's a traitor.' But, man, nobody's a traitor. We left on great terms. And for me, here's how I Iook at it. Paul Newman did movies for Paramount. He also did movies for MGM. Did you not watch them because they were MGM, and you have this really, really, like, strong opinion about Paramount films?" the former Edge said.

"Like, that's what we're talking about here, right? For me, I'm doing all I ever wanted to do, and I'm getting a chance to do it again after I was told I would never do it again. I get to do it with my best friend. I get to look at a whole new roster of opponents. That to me is exciting, and to be able to get as excited as I am at 50 years old, why wouldn't I do that?"

Since his AEW debut, Copeland has been linked with real-life best friend Christian Cage. Copeland teamed with Sting and Darby Allin at Full Gear on November 18 to defeat The Patriarchy of Christian, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne.

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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