Adam Copeland: I Figure I Have A Year And A Half Left, Give Or Take

Adam Copeland comments on his future.

Adam Copeland has had a resurgence in the second half of his career, returning after nine year away at the 2020 Royal Rumble. Copeland joined AEW in October 2023 to work with new talent that he had never been in the ring with.

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Before his initial retirement in 2011, Copeland was a multi-time world champion in WWE and a WWE Hall of Famer.

Speaking to Brandon Walker on Mostly Sports, Copeland was asked about the differences between his two runs.

"I've lived a lot more life. As strange as that sounds, it actually does add to your utility belt out there. As a performer, any kind of performer, they have to dip into a place to pull the character off. It's the same with wrestling. That, more than anything, is what I've noticed coming back. Some of the skillset I got in the acting I did during those nine years off, I did over 100 episodes of television when I was retired. You kind of pull those things back with you. I feel that's the biggest difference. I might not be as fast as I used to be, but I feel mentally I'm better than I've ever been. That is why a guy like Tom Brady goes, 'Yeah, well, mentally, I'm better than I've ever been. I see the game better than I've ever seen it.' I think that's the struggle. That's kind of how I feel, but I'm also a realist. I don't want to be that guy who sticks around to the point where a young guy looks at the sheet and goes, 'Ah, okay, I have to wrestle him tonight.' I don't want to be that guy. I want young guys to still be excited if they're going to hop in there with me. I figure maybe I have a year and a half left, give or take. Hopefully, I've gotten all the 'yeah, yeahs' out by that point," he said.

Copeland is the reigning AEW TNT Champion.

He is set to team with Willow Nightingale to face Julia Hart & Brody King on AEW Dynamite.

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