WWE reportedly declined what Edge requested to retain his services

As seen during the August 18th 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown, Edge defeated Sheamus in a competitive match. Edge’s WWE contract expires at the end of September.

Wade Keller of PWTorch.com confirmed that there is buzz about Edge possibly joining AEW. Keller noted the following…

”PWTorch has learned that Copeland presented to WWE what it would take to retain his services, but WWE declined to meet his request. This has sparked a belief within WWE that he is probably headed to AEW and knew at that time what AEW could offer him (based, perhaps, on conversations with other wrestlers of his star power about AEW pay).”

It’s unknown if Edge has any non-complete clause after his contract expires but Tony Khan is said to be a “big fan” of Edge’s work. AEW reportedly had interest in signing Edge back in 2019.