Adam Copeland made his way to AEW so he could help out a new generation of talent. It seems that he has already had a hand in helping one top star find his voice.
Swerve Strickland acknowledged the assistance of a prominent AEW star for guidance on promos and a WWE trainer for support in the ring. Swerve’s popularity has rapidly risen in AEW over the recent months, showcasing significant growth in 2023.
While speaking on Wrestling With Freddie, Swerve Strickland credited Adam Copeland as being his mentor on promos, but that is dating back to when he first met him in NXT.
“Yeah, he’s [Copeland] been my mentor for the last 2-3 years, ever since I met him in ‘NXT.’ Another guy that really brought that same type of mentality to me but put it the in-ring sense, I’ll credit two people for this — definitely Adam Copeland as far as promo’ing and characters, because we share content, like sending YouTube videos on breakdowns of characters.”
“It was Terry Taylor who really taught me how to bring it in ring and showcase the person. You have to showcase that you’re a person and the feel of it before it gets to action and fighting and moves and spots and running, jumping, and diving.”
Adam Copeland has always wanted to help coach younger talent, even when he was Edge in WWE. He wanted to do more, and WWE had a different idea about how they wanted to use him. We will have to see if he ever wrestles for WWE again at this point.
Only time will tell how Adam Copeland’s storyline with Christian Cage turns out. Tony Khan is really tapping into the nostalgia there, as he continues to book in his own way.
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