Adam Copeland Reveals Disagreement He Had With WWE Over Booking

Adam Copeland opens up on booking disagreement with WWE

Adam Copeland has settled into life in All Elite Wrestling after his debut at WrestleDream, with the ‘Rated R Superstar’ set to make his PPV in-ring debut this coming weekend at Full Gear 2023.

Full Gear will be Copeland’s third match in the company, and during a conversation with Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Copeland revealed it’s his preferred amount of in-ring time that caused disagreements with his old employer WWE:

"I think from their perspective and I see their [WWE] perspective entirely, ‘If we bring you out too much then it’s not special anymore’. I get that. I really do. So it was for limited dates. With that, though, you can’t really get into a proper story. You can’t really dive into what this thing could be. For me looking at it, it’s like I’m 49. I got a very, very limited time to capitalise on what I have left. Because three months off, that’s three months where I could have done some stuff.

"And I know it sounds great on paper and don’t get me wrong it wasn’t a horrible place to be. But, if I’m gonna do this man. I want to do it. I want to try to craft some stories and do what I can while I can. So limited time, yeah, because I’m far closer to the end of my career than I am to the beginning. But still think I got some good stories that I can tell and a whole new roster of people who I’ve never touched before," Copeland said.

Copeland is currently embroiled in a feud with long-time best friend Christian Cage. The former Edge will team with Sting and Darby Allin to take on Christian, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne at Full Gear. 

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