Adam Copeland has been doing the media rounds and spoke about his decision to leave WWE and possibilities for future matches.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of SI.com, the 49-year-old stated that he had the perfect ending to his WWE career with the match against Sheamus in Toronto this past August.
Halfway through the match with Sheamus in Toronto, I was thinking, ‘This is probably my last WWE match.
Copeland said he gave a lot of thought toward retiring but Tony Khan reached out to him and began the discussion process that would lead to Copeland’s promotional debut at WrestleDream.
His WWE contract expired on September 21, approximately one month after the match in Toronto.
One of his desires is to wrestle in New Japan Pro Wrestling for the first time in his career, which is now on the table given the existing relationship with AEW:
I’ve never wrestled at Wrestle Kingdom. I’ve never wrestled at Tokyo Dome. How about a match against Kazuchika Okada? That would be pretty cool. I’m pretty excited by that.
Copeland will appear on Dynamite and Collision this week and has his first match with AEW next Tuesday against Luchasaurus.