Adam Copeland Reveals Why WWE Wouldn’t Let Gangrel Appear As Part Of His Brood Entrance

Adam Copeland Reveals Why WWE Wouldn’t Let Gangrel Appear As Part Of His Brood Entrance

During his second run with WWE, Adam Copeland, then going by the name Edge, would look to include his past association with The Brood in his presentation. At one point, he even gave  Seth Rollins a “Brood Bath” on SmackDown, which saw Gangrel, the leader of the 90s stable, trend on social media. Therefore, many fans were very excited when it was reported that the Attitude Era wrestler could be appearing as part of Copeland’s WrestleMania 39 entrance.

Still, this wouldn’t actually transpire, and now, while talking to Chris Van Vliet, the current AEW star has revealed he pushed for Gangrel’s involvement, but those with decision-making power within WWE didn’t think anyone would remember him.

“I tried, I just got shut down. Every person shut it down. This isn’t a knock on WWE, but I’d always get the ‘nobody remembers’. I’m like, people remember, wrestling fans remember, and wrestling fans want to be rewarded for remembering, and that’s a way to reward them. Fast forward to me and Matt Cardona doing a Cope Open, they remembered. So I’ve always been a fan of pulling in things from the past and integrating them into current things, but that was one that I kept getting shut down and realized it wasn’t a hill to die on because it wasn’t gonna happen.”

Adam Copeland

For those who may not be familiar with Gangrel, he was a vampire character and the leader of The Brood during WWE’s legendary Attitude Era. He was incredibly over at one point, but his popularity took a hit when WWE had him betray his stablemates to align with Matt and Jeff Hardy. This unexpected turn subsequently saw him fall down the pecking order, and while he remained employed for a few more years, he never recaptured the initial buzz he had when alongside Copeland and Christian Cage.