- WWE legend Edge made his shock debut in AEW on Sunday evening
- The 49-year-old’s contract with WWE ended just 24 hours before the show
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WWE icon and Hall of Famer Edge has debuted in AEW after appearing under his real name Adam Copeland at WrestleDream on Sunday.
Copeland’s WWE contract expired on Saturday, allowing him to make the jump to the rival promotion just 24 hours later and he did so with a bang.
Following Christian Cage’s successful TNT title defence over Darby Allin in a two-of-three falls match, things turned ugly when Cage – Edge’s long-time friend and former tag-team partner – attacked a defenseless Allin in the ring.
But then, the lights went out, and a tweaked version of his iconic theme music Metalingus by Alter Bridge hits, sending the Seattle crowd into hysterics.
After entering the ring, the wrestling icon looked as if he would be teaming with his best friend Christian but instead attacked Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus as Christian fled.
WWE legend Edge made his shock debut in AEW at WrestleDream on Sunday evening
Edge, now appearing under his real name Adam Copeland, sent the crowd into hysterics
Edge’s first appearance in AEW saw him confront best pal Christian Cage (pictured)
It’s a huge coup for AEW who continue to show their financial might in bringing in some of wrestling biggest names to the promotion.
The 49-year-old has won the most championships in WWE history (31) and has fully cemented his legendary status with the brand.
Copeland’s future has been up in the air for some time with his appearance in his homeland of Canada in August being his last with the company.
The veteran did claim to have a contract extension ‘sitting in his inbox’ and that he ‘didn’t know what to do’.
The Canadian has now brought the curtain down on his second run with the WWE, having been forced to retire in 2011 due to neck injuries.
He was a solidified mid-carder during the Attitude Era before progressing to main event status during the 2000s.
Edge’s WWE deal expired on Saturday, allowing him to make the jump to the rival promotion
The 49-year-old has won the most championships in WWE history (31) but has now switched