WWE Hall of Famer Edge made his AEW debut at the end of WrestleDream 2023, and he has kept his iconic “Metalingus” theme song.
Edge made his debut at the end of the main event, where Christian Cage defeated Darby Allin to retain the TNT Championships in a two-out-of-three falls match.
He was named as “Adam Copeland” by Excalibur, as WWE own the rights to the name Edge. He recently left the WWE after wrestling one final match against Sheamus, with his contract expiring just one day before WrestleDream.
It was previously reported by Fightful Select that WWE did not own the rights to the Alter Bridge song “Metalingus”, which Edge has used as his entrance theme for the past two decades. AEW secured the rights to the song at some point in the last month, in anticipation of Edge’s debut.
He entered at the end of WrestleDream 2023, with a vingette playing of Adam Copeland driving a muscle car down a road in Seattle – that road was labelled “Rated-R”, giving fans a clue as to who it was. A woman’s voice said “you think you know me” – mimicking his WWE entrance, before Edge’s classic entrance theme played.
Excalibur named him as Adam Copeland at the end of the show, indicating that he will go by his own name going forward in AEW.
After Christian Cage defeated Darby Allin in the maine vent oft he show, Adam Copeland debuted in AEW to save Darby Allin and Sting from a conchairto. Earlier in the match, Nick Wayne turned heel and joined Christian Cage’s team, alongside Luchasaurus.
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