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Edge Admits Something He Learned About The Business From Current AEW Performer

As noted, WWE Hall Of Fame legend Adam “Edge” Copeland recently appeared as a guest on the popular SiriusXM radio show, Busted Open Radio, for an in-depth interview about his pro wrestling career.

In addition to the highlights we posted from the interview earlier this week, “The Rated-R Superstar” spoke about where his surprise WWE in-ring return from this year’s 30-man Royal Rumble match ranks in terms of his favorite all-time career moments, and also revealed what he learned from AEW star Luther and which WWE legends taught him different aspects of the business.

Featured below are some more highlights from the new Edge interview on Busted Open Radio.

On his long-awaited WWE in-ring return as a surprise entrant in the 2020 Royal Rumble match and if it ranks as his favorite moment of his career: “I think it might go down as one of the greatest, but I’ll try and change that coming back. But there was ground swell of this thing happening at that point, but I don’t think anybody knew it was going to be what it became. So, we didn’t know how special that night was going to be, or how special it was to have an audience that size, that magnitude, and how long it will be until we possibly have that again. You can’t know that stuff, right?

“So, I knew it was special that night, but if anything, it’s gained even more of a special spot for me just because of everything that the world is going through right now. It’s kind of insane, and that being said, I don’t know if I can watch it because it makes me miss the audiences so much. As a performer, man, we feed off of those guys. We feed off the audience, and for them not to be there, man, it’s hard. Randy and I were the guinea pig, but he tried to s–t all over it. But now, nobody even mentions it. I think it helps, and it’s a least something as some kind of remembrance of audiences. I think the ThunderDome is a massive upgrade. I get to look at that and everything, but man, I can’t wait to get audiences back and just get out there and do our thing properly.”

On learning from the likes of Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Jerry Lawler, Terry Funk, Hulk Hogan and even current AEW star Luther of Chaos Project: “What I got from all of them, from Ric [Flair], to Shawn [Michaels], to Taker, to Jerry [Lawler], to Terry [Funk], to Hogan, to all of them, was never panic. There’s no reason to panic – we’re in control. We tell the story, we don’t let anyone else dictate the story. We tell the story, and when you have that in mind, you can do anything. You’re the one telling the story, and I think that was the thing that I gleaned from all of them.

“And one lesson that I learned so early on was with a guy – Dr. Luther. He’s now down in AEW, and he was the like the first experienced guy that I worked. He’s been in Japan, he’s been in FMW, and all of those places. We were working and I was probably on my 50th match or something, and we’re having a Street Fight. So, he calls this spot, and I immediately went to do it. And he went, ‘Whoa! Hold on! Pump the breaks! You got it?’ I was like, ‘Oh! I don’t have to go right away! I can actually stop and register what he says instead of just instantly go.’ I never forgot that lesson. He doesn’t even know it was a lesson for me, I’m sure, but that — the light bulb went off! There was a lot more light bulbs that needed to go off, but that was the first one that I distinctly remember going, ‘Oh my God! He just crack opened my brain. This is different than I thought.'”

Check out the complete episode of Busted Open Radio featuring the new interview with Adam “Edge” Copeland by visiting Player.fm.

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