Edge Potentially Debuting At AEW WrestleDream - Everything We Know

Everything we know about Edge potentially debuting at AEW WrestleDream

All Elite Wrestling will hold the first-ever edition of their WrestleDream pay-per-view on Sunday, October 1 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington and there has been plenty of speculation that Edge could make his AEW debut at the event. 

Edge's future with WWE is in doubt following the reveal last month that Edge's SmackDown match with Sheamus on August 18 was the final bout on his current WWE contract. Edge then revealed that his WWE deal expires at the end of September and he had a new contract from WWE in his email inbox. 

It doesn't appear Edge has signed that contract extension, though, as reports on September 28 revealed Edge has been removed from WWE's internal roster and the belief is he is free to sign with another company as of October 1 - the same day as AEW WrestleDream. Edge has also been removed from the intro to Friday Night SmackDown in another sign he is departing WWE. The two sides were reportedly far apart on money when it came to a new agreement. 

Edge and AEW do have history, with Dave Meltzer reporting in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that talks between the two parties became so advanced in 2019 that some within the promotion thought Edge was set to sign with AEW. Edge ultimately opted to go back to WWE at the time, coming out of retirement at Royal Rumble 2020. 

The belief is AEW are interested in signing Edge and a report from Better Wrestling Experience recently claimed Edge is "apparently" closer than ever to signing with AEW. Talent within AEW and WWE, according to Fightful Select, also believed Edge would be heading to AEW when his deal expired on September 30, with AEW wrestlers as far back as mid-August saying that Edge would be joining the promotion. A veteran WWE talent stated this past week that Edge going to AEW was a "lock."

As of the time of writing, there has been no confirmation that Edge has actually signed with All Elite Wrestling, only that a deal was closer than ever and people within WWE and AEW believed he was AEW-bound. Edge himself has publicly stated that he might retire following the August 18 edition of SmackDown, noting he doesn't know if his match with Sheamus can be topped as his final bow. 

Of course, Edge's real-life best friend Christian Cage is signed to a long-term deal with AEW and he has been a featured performer in AEW as the reigning TNT Champion. Christian Cage also looks likely to main event WrestleDream for his TNT Title match against Darby Allin. 

As it stands, though, we will simply have to keep our eyes glued to the TV to see if Adam Copeland makes his AEW debut at WrestleDream on October 1. 

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