Adam Copeland says Full Gear match was a 'bucket lister', heaps praise on Darby Allin

Originally published at Adam Copeland says Full Gear match was a 'bucket lister', heaps praise on Darby Allin

Adam Copeland has said he felt like a 17-year-old kid again last night at AEW Full Gear.

Copeland teamed with Darby Allin and Sting to take on Christian Cage, Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne.

On Sunday, he reflected on the experience in an Instagram post, noting that this second phase of his wrestling career was “not really supposed to be happening.”

He gave Darby Allin high praise, calling him “insanely talented,” and added that Sting was one of his idols. He signed off by calling the match a “bucket lister.”

In full, Copeland’s post states:

I’m 50 years old. In the second and not really supposed to be happening, final act of my wrestling career.

Last night I felt like the 17 year old kid stepping into that concrete like boxing ring at Sullys Gym back in 91. To feel so excited and have so much fun at this stage of my career is such a gift.

To perform in The Great Western Forum for the first time, see names like Jimi Hendrix and The Doors painted on the entrance wall, man. To team with [Darby Allin] who is one insanely (key word insane) talented dude, who by the way hopped on a redeye after this match to go train in Nepal to climb Mount Everest, is invigorating.

To team with one of my idols [Sting] in his last match in California. To share the same space and be a peer of his, well 12 yr old Adam wouldn’t be able to fathom that. Hell 50 yr old Adam doesn’t. LA, you brought it. That was a bucket lister. Thank you.

This photo from Scott Lesh is unreal