Adam Cole made his AEW debut at the All Out PPV in September. The entire show was filled with surprises, as fans eagerly anticipated the arrival of Bryan Danielson sometime that night. During the final segment of the show, Cole shocked fans in attendance by debuting just before Danielson.
Cole recently appeared on Busted Open Radio where he spoke candidly about the moments backstage before he arrived. The wrestling superstar was nervous. He was worried that fans might be disappointed when he came out since they were expecting Bryan.
“I was incredibly nervous and also very excited. Fortunately for me, I had the chance to meet and talk with a bunch of the crew prior to that because, obviously, my girlfriend Britt Baker works there. So getting the chance to talk to a lot of people, I knew that the locker room and the crew that worked there were incredibly welcoming and incredibly nice. So I wasn’t, per say, worried about working with a new crew. But again, like you said, the transition from being so used to and accustomed to working in one place and that one place being WWE, and then moving over to AEW, of course, change is always exciting and nerve-racking time.
“So, all things considered, with it being a massive surprise, fortunately, I was in the news a lot at that point because people didn’t know what I was going to do. So, absolutely, I had a moment where I was like, ‘I really hope these people are excited. I hope they care, I hope they’re jacked-up.’ Especially considering a lot of people were expecting Bryan Danielson there. So I am thinking, everyone is hoping for Bryan Danielson, hopefully when I come out, they’re excited and not like, ‘we were really hoping for Bryan,’ and of course, they end up getting both at the end of the night.”
Cole immediately joined forces with Kenny Omega and The Elite upon turning up in AEW. After teasing an attack on the world champion, he quickly turned, leading to Bryan Danielson coming out to confront the entire group. Adam says it is his favorite night of his career.
“I remember when the lights went out and I was waiting for my music to hit, and my legs were physically shaking with excitement. I had so much adrenaline going through my body, I thought, ‘this is going to be such a cool moment and I hope that reactions there,’ and then it was. ’ve said this before and I really mean it, I think it was my favorite night of my wrestling career. Very rarely do you get a chance to be a surprise. Some of my favorite pro wrestling moments ever were surprise returns and things like that, so to be involved in something like that on such a big night for AEW, I’ll never forget it.”
Adam Cole will compete in a six-man tag at Full Gear. The SuperKliq team of Cole and The Young Bucks are set to battle The Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) and Christian cage. The two sides have exchanged brutal beatings on recent AEW television.
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