Adam Copeland made a stunning debut at AEW WrestleDream and swiftly became a sensation. His feud with longtime friend turned foe, Christian Cage, culminated in a high-intensity No DQ match at AEW Worlds End. Interestingly enough, Copeland donned his iconic WrestleMania 22 attire for this significant bout.

The feud between Cage and Copeland intensified after interference in their TNT Title match, leading to a No DQ showdown at AEW Worlds End on December 30th. The brutal match featured elements like tables, ladders, and chairs, with a flaming table becoming a focal point. In fact, many fans felt the whole match was a homage to his WrestleMania 22 bout with Mick Foley.

Copeland recently shared with Sam Roberts on the Not Sam wrestling podcast that he chose to wear the WrestleMania 22 gear for the AEW Worlds End match to symbolize the heightened level of violence he intended to bring to the bout.

Despite still having the Rated R Superstar camouflage pants, he revealed that someone had stolen the Dickie’s work shirt that accompanied the gear during a show in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


In a creative twist, Copeland taught himself how to hammer double-sided rivets into shirts, enabling him to recreate the leather ‘star’ on the shirt that the original had. Describing the process, he noted, “It was a process!”

Copeland won the TNT Championship after executing the Killswitch on Cage. However, Killswitch, armed with a guaranteed title match contract, entered the ring and surprised everyone by handing the contract to Cage.

The match restarted, and Cage reclaimed the TNT Championship with a devastating spear, leaving the audience shocked by the unexpected turn of events. We will have to wait and see whether Copeland and Cage will continue their feud on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite.

What do you think of this story concerning Adam Copeland? Were you happy to see him wear his iconic WrestleMania 22 gear? Let us know in the comments section below!

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