In a surprising turn of events, wrestling fans were treated to the unexpected return of the legendary Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland on the AEW Wrestle Dream stage. Edge’s departure from WWE a few weeks ago had marked a momentous farewell, following a thrilling final match against Sheamus, which left fans satisfied, knowing that the 49-year-old superstar could finally rest after battling a severe neck injury.
However, the wrestling world was jolted when Edge’s iconic ‘Metalingus’ theme blared through the arena at AEW Wrestle Dream.
Edge’s entrance sent shockwaves through the crowd, altering the course of the evening’s events. Darby Allin’s attempt to capture the TNT championship against Christian Cage ended in disappointment, with Allin enduring a brutal beatdown at the hands of Cage and Nick Wayne. Even Sting came to Allin’s aid, but it was not enough, as Luchasaurus joined the fray, turning the tide against Sting and Allin. Just when it seemed all hope was lost, Edge made his unexpected appearance, coming to the aid of Allin and Sting, and confronting his former friend Christian Cage and his allies.
Reports soon surfaced, indicating that Edge would become a full-time contributor to Tony Khan’s promotion. However, given Edge’s history of injuries and the toll on his body, fans have raised legitimate concerns about his ability to withstand the grueling demands of a full-time wrestling schedule.
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Fans Express Concerns About Edge’s Health and AEW Schedule
Some fans expressed their concerns with a touch of sarcasm, questioning how Edge, with his history of neck injuries, could manage a full-time schedule in AEW.
Fan Reactions to Edge’s AEW Move
- @Peps_Wrestling tweeted, “Exactly how a 50-year-old with neck issues should be used.”
- @CS22 shared the sentiment, stating, “Okay now that’s actually nuts considering he was part in WWE.”
- @Lucas suggested a compromise, saying, “Well once a week or so doesn’t hurt.”
- @AJD expressed skepticism, commenting, “I’ll be shocked if he holds up to that. Dude had several injuries working part time. But good luck to him.”
Others proposed a compromise, suggesting that Edge could appear once a week, potentially reducing the risk of re-injuring his neck.
In 2011, Edge had to retire for the second time due to the lingering effects of a severe neck injury he had suffered years earlier. His return to the wrestling world after a nine-year hiatus was marked by part-time appearances. Now, fans are left wondering about the safety of Edge’s decision to return to a full-time wrestling role.
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While Edge’s comeback has undoubtedly injected excitement into AEW, the concern for his well-being and ability to withstand the rigors of regular in-ring action remains a topic of intense discussion among wrestling enthusiasts.