Adam Copeland Wanted To Acknowledge Matt Hardy Situation Quicker Than They Did

In 2005, Matt Hardy and Adam Copeland (Edge in WWE) brought a real life situation to television as it was acknowledge that Lita had cheated on Hardy with Copeland.

The situation helped solidify Copeland as a heel and brought Hardy back to the company months after he was release.

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Speaking to Sam Roberts on Not Sam Wrestling, Copeland was asked about bringing real life issues to television to address them.

"It was pretty quickly. I wanted to get into it sooner than we did. Just face it head on and let's go. We eventually got there when they brought Matt back and I was like, 'Okay, here we go.' Now, at least, all under the same roof, now we can get to work on trying to make something from this because it's already out in the ether anyway so let's use it and in a perfect world, we get it put behind us and in a perfect world we're all in a better place, at least professionally, after the fact. At that point, that's the only positive I could think to pull out of it. 'Okay, I fucked up, now what do I do?' That was really the first instance, lousy way to get there, but I feel like that's almost when I stepped into manhood. When I fully went, I have to be not a kid anymore, I'm on the road and having fun. Now there are bigger things and I have to face them," he said.

Copeland and Hardy would have a series of matches throughout the summer of 2005 that culminated with Copeland winning a Loser Leaves Raw ladder match on the October 3 episode of WWE Raw.

Copeland and Hardy are on better terms nearly two decades later. They are both signed to AEW and have done multiple appearances and podcasts together in the years since.

Elsewhere during the interview, Copeland stated he wants to have his last match at Maple Leaf Gardens. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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