Adam Cole wrestled his fair share of dream matches throughout the years, and he already took on Daniel Bryan. This match on SmackDown was called out of the blue as the main roster was stuck in Saudi Arabia during that controversial situation.

Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole could meet again in AEW, but odds are they will have much more time to prepare for their next bout. While speaking to Oral Sessions, Adam Cole revealed that WWE gave him thirty minutes to get ready before getting on a plane to take him to SmackDown as WWE scrambled to put on a show that night.

“I got in there and Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were in the ring cutting a promo. The whole day was nuts. I remember it was 1:30 in the afternoon and I’m walking around just having a normal afternoon. Just very relaxed. And I get a call and they go ‘you need to get on this airplane by 3 o’clock and you need to go to this airport.’ And the airport was an hour away. I had 30 minutes to pack everything, get ready to go. I got there, we wait forever, the plane took forever to take off.”

“We’re up in the air and we still don’t know what we’re doing. I don’t know if I’m wrestling Bryan, I don’t know what’s going on. None of us know anything. Some of us kind of find out that we’re wrestling, but we’re not sure what we’re doing. So I’m sitting besides Shawn Michaels, whose trying to figure out what I’m doing while I’m putting my boots on 30,000 feet up in the air. We got a police escort to the venue. We’re speeding through everything and there’s cop cars with lights on. It was so nuts. Such a nuts day.”


That Saudi Arabia situation is still shrouded in a bit of mystery and ripe for a future Dark Side of the Ring episode, for sure. Adam Cole would have a very interesting viewpoint to interject as he remained in America and helped fill in for the blue brand when they needed him.

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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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