Adam Copeland, globally recognised as Edge, has made a massive move to AEW. After being loyal to WWE for 25 years, Edge finally bid goodbye to all the compromises that he had made to the company.
Adam Copeland sat with Chris Jericho on his ‘Talk is Jericho,’ where he addressed his storyline of The Judgment Day. He revealed that the story was supposed to be carried out for almost a year before Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest would turn against him. However, plans changed at the last moment and Finn Balor led the faction thereon.
Edge has revealed the original plans for The Judgment Day:
“When we were doing Judgment Day, the plan was that Balor joins and about a year later, they all turn on me. Well, then I got to Hell in a Cell and it was like, no, we’re changing everything and we’re speeding up that… pic.twitter.com/Uu7pnPPvWN
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The speeding up of the storyline put Edge into a pool of thoughts. “I don’t think they’re gonna get where they need to get to with me in this thing,” he claimed to have thought. Despite feeling this, he did everything that could help him gain the love of the fans. From cutting his hair to wearing suits and changing his music, Edge proved why he is an idol for many.
“I tried changing everything and I realized at this stage, it’s not what they want, at least for me. They wanted to be able to cheer for this guy that they didn’t get for nine years,” said Adam Copeland, aka Edge. Eventually, things started going downhill after this, considering his WWE run. However, it appears that he is in a better position now, to enthrall the AEW audience with his relationship with Christian Cage.
Rhea Ripley feels that Adam Copeland was cut from The Judgment Day too soon
Rhea Ripley had the privilege to work with her childhood idol, the Edge, for a long time. The Rated R Superstar helped Rhea Ripley get the limelight and introduced her to his faction, The Judgment Day. Along with Damian Priest, before the trio could create a massive impact in the division, Finn Balor joined the faction and threw Edge out of the team.
The betrayal felt personal to so many fans. In addition to this, Rhea Ripley herself feels that the storyline was brought off the charts too soon. Talking to Inside The Ropes, ‘The Eradicator‘ once said, “I think it got cut off a little bit too soon.” However, working with someone like Edge gave Ripley a lot of life lessons.
Although Adam Edge Copeland may have bid goodbye to WWE, he didn’t do that before putting The Judgment Day in the spotlight. The impact that the Rated R Superstar has left in the minds of the fans is massive. Rhea Ripley, too, had been a dire Edge fan and his first retirement broke her down to tears. It was probably the best moment for her to work with her childhood idol.