Adam Copeland made his smashing debut at AEW WrestleDream and has been a huge addition to the company ever since. Copeland loves the business and so he believes a monopoly in the industry is never a good idea.

During his illustrious career, Adam Copeland achieved just about everything one could dream of in WWE. So when he made the shocking move to Tony Khan’s AEW, it raised more than a few eyebrows and even led to some fan backlash.

While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Adam Copeland talked about the importance of having more than one place to work in the industry, stating that a monopoly is not a good idea. He expressed his belief that having multiple options is beneficial for both performers and consumers.

”Any time there is more than one place to ply your trade, that’s good for everyone who is part of that trade,” said Copeland. “A monopoly is never a good idea. That goes for me as a consumer, too.”


Reflecting on his own experience as a fan, Copeland highlighted the joy of discovering different wrestling promotions and seeing a variety of talent. He expressed enthusiasm for AEW, noting that it offers something special and that he’s thoroughly enjoying his time there.

As a consumer, I want more choices. That doesn’t mean you have to choose one over the other. You can choose them all. I remember growing up and dying to be able to get my hands on NWA tapes. It didn’t air where I lived, where there was WWF. I found International Wrestling from Montreal. I found All Star Wrestling from Vancouver. I found all these other shows, and I loved that. I’d get little snippets of guys I’d only seen in magazines. Then the show Pro Wrestling Plus with Ed Whalen, who was the announcer for Stampede, started, and I finally got to see wrestlers from the NWA and Continental. I just thought, give it all to me.”

“That’s why AEW is great. It’s so cool to see different wrestling. This is really special, and I’m having a blast being here.”

Adam Copeland remains active thanks to his Cope Open every week and fans are always excited for his opponent as well. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for the Rated R Superstar.

What do you think of what Copeland said? Do you feel him being in AEW helps pro wrestling as a whole? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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