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Adam Copeland Rated R Refuses to fight Christian Cage

AEW promised a “Rated R Rebuttal” from Adam Copeland on Dynamite last night (Oct. 18), addressing what’s gone down between Copeland & Christian Cage since the former debuted at WrestleDream. Cage profanely rejected his friend & former tag partner’s Rated R Reunion request, pointing out that the former Edge never pitched for one when he was being pushed as a big singles star in his prime.

The rebuttal was issued in what felt like the first part of a longer sit-down interview with Renee Paquette. And while my long-standing membership in the Christian Coalition is certainly a factor, I thought Cope came off as kind of a sanctimonious prick.

He recounted their nearly lifelong friendship, starting with when Copeland was sent outside their middle school to coax a shy Jey Reso (Christian’s real name) into the building on his first day after moving into to the area. He said Cage never spoke up for himself throughout their careers, so he always did it for him since he believes Christian’s the most underrated wrestler in the history of this business.

Which is great! Airing that out in public isn’t ideal, but Cage has definitely been a dick himself. It’s that Copeland again states how he knows Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne, the family Christian has (manipulatively, admitted) built around himself in AEW, will eventually leave his friend. And then he’ll be there to pick up the pieces. Until that time, E refuses to fight C.

What a guy.

I’m probably being too harsh our guy Adam, but that’s because — in addition to being a Peep — I also know they’re definitely going to fight at some point. So I don’t know how much patience I have for the handwringing before the inevitable happens.

Let me know if I’m the one being a sanctimonious prick, and what you think about Copeland’s debut angle, in the comments below. And on your way down there, check out the rest of the highlights from Oct. 18 edition of Dynamite in the following playlist:

  • Jay White & Penta El Zero Miedo face each other for the first time!
  • AEW Women’s Champ Hikaru Shida takes on her mentor in a title eliminator!
  • He’s not paid by the hour! Wardlow in action!
  • The Don Callis family & new recruit Powerhouse Hobbs address Chris Jericho!
  • Could Aussie Open’s Kyle Fletcher hang with Kenny Omega one-on-one?
  • The MURDERHAWK MONSTER is back! Lance Archer returns to Dynamite!
  • A MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT! The ICON Sting addresses his future!
  • Could Jim Ross get Nick Wayne & his mom on the same page?
  • Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal! Who will face AEW Champ MJF for his ring?

For complete results and the live blog for Dynamite click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.

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