Adam Cole was one of the mainstays of NXT television after debuting back in 2017. He competed in several of the brand’s best matches and he made lot of contributions to NXT as a whole.

Adam Cole was done with NXT after TakeOver 36 and shortly after that, Adam Cole’s WWE contract also expired, making him free agent. On top of that, he didn’t sign another contract with WWE, so he was free to do whatever he wanted to.

In the end, Adam Cole chose to go to AEW as he debuted at AEW All Out and sided with his Elite brethren The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, which many fans were elated with.

While speaking on his podcast, Jim Cornette Experience, Cornette criticized AEW handling Adam Cole as he stated that Cole was upstaged twice in the company so far.


It’s been five years he’s (Adam Cole) been in NXT leading the Undisputed Era. People could give a sh*t, and many people don’t even know that they (Cole and The Young Bucks) used to be together in the indies. But regardless, you get a guy the level of Cole with the buzz that he had, and you put him in a group and make him one of the boys instead of a standout right at the start. But he’s been in a position twice where he gets upstaged by bigger stars. Think about this, where else could you put Adam Cole in a position, where on the pay-per-view and here (Dynamite) he gets big entrances, and within minutes he’s upstaged by a bigger star, bigger entrance.”

Booker T is all for Adam Cole becoming the AEW World Champion eventually. Cole is set to make his in-ring debut on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, so we will have to wait and see how he will fare in the match.

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