Adam Copeland Believes He Could've Pulled Off Double Or Nothing Cage Dive When He Was 30

Father time is still undefeated.

At AEW Double Or Nothing, Adam Copeland broke his leg after diving onto Malakai Black from the top of a steel cage. It is currently unknown when Copeland will be able to return to the ring, but many fans suspect that he could be out of action for the remainder of 2024 at the very least.

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While speaking to Freddie Prinze Jr. for a new interview, Copeland talked about some of the details behind his injury and noted that he thinks he could've pulled off the dive when he was 30 years old.

“Only what I know is that it’s not [ready] for weight bearing for eight to ten weeks, which is by far the most frustrating part. This is the same leg I tore my Achilles on, so I kinda know what it is and it’s just a whole lot of doing nothing. Once I get walking again, that’s when I can have a better gauge of, oh this is going to be a six month or eight month. I guess it was just a bad area, you never want to break your leg, but it was just above the ankle joint, which I guess is called a pilon fracture. There’s more that comes into it in terms of the healing process with the tissue, with the blood flow — and I’m 50, so I have to be a realist and understand that my body is gonna play some limitations on myself that weren’t there before. Hence, why I got hurt. I truly think when I was 30, I could have pulled it off.”

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