AEW: Adam Copeland on Plans to End Full-Time Career in AEW, Rey Fenix Injury Update, Josh Barnett

Adam Copeland Comments on Plans to End His Full-Time Wrestling Career After Current Run in AEW

CBS Sports held a recent interview with Adam Copeland. One of the topics discussed included Copeland’s thoughts about his current plans to end his full-time wrestling career after his current run in AEW is over.

“I think that’s a very safe thing to say because I know how much work it’s going to take to be able to pull it off. I know that. I’m not in any way trying to fool myself into thinking I’m just going to trot through this whole thing. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be a lot of hard work. I enjoy hard work. I always have. It’s how I’m wired. It’s what I was born with. It’s in my DNA. So that’s super fun. But I’m also a realist and I understand that I’m not going to be able to maintain it for a super long time.”

Rey Fenix Injury Status Update

As noted before, Rey Fenix suffered a potential shoulder-related injury at this past Sunday’s AEW WrestleDream event in Seattle, Washington.

Bryan Alvarez reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that his sources stated that Fenix’s shoulder injury at the event was not a legitimate injury and instead was only done for a storyline purpose. Those same sources reportedly stated that the reason for this decision by AEW officials was due to them wanting to protect Fenix due to him currently being very banged up and to save up his body for his scheduled AEW International title defense at this Wednesday’s Dynamite show.

Fenix recently confirmed on Instagram that he has been dealing with a lingering old injury that he re-aggravated at this past September’s AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2023 show.

“The international championship has been a big challenge.

The night I became champion, I left the arena with the championship in my hands and with an old injury bothering me again. My first defense was painful, it did not allow the pain to stop me and continue until the fight was over, this coming Wednesday will be my second defense and I am doing my best to enter that ring and retain the champion.

I will defend this beautiful championship in any situation, a Luchador does not give up, a Luchador will always leave everything in every battle. I am a real Luchador and the man of a thousand lives, nothing and no one is going to stop me.”

Josh Barnett Comments on His AEW Debut at AEW WrestleDream

This past Sunday’s AEW WrestleDream event in Seattle also featured indie wrestler and former MMA fighter Josh Barnett making his official debut in AEW. Barnett competed in a singles match against Claudio Castagnoli at the event.

Barnett recently reflected on Twitter about his recent match against Castagnoli and promising a rematch between the two in the future.