Adam Cole is regarded as one of the most skilled in-ring stars in the pro wrestling world right now. He left NXT last year and made his way to AEW, which delighted fans.

Cole competed in a fatal four-way match for the IWGP World Heavyweight title at Forbidden Door, despite being injured before the match. The match led to him suffering a concussion as well, and he hasn’t returned to in-ring competition yet.

The accomplished star returned on AEW Dynamite back in August and got a bit physical as well, but he has been absent since then. While speaking on The Wrestling Outlaws, Vince Russo ripped Adam Cole for not being believable enough as a star.

“To me, he [Adam Cole] falls in the Johnny Gargano category that’s not… That’s not, when I look at him, that is not a believable person to me that’s gonna be able to beat up a roster twice his size, that’s my instinct. I don’t know the guy from ‘at. Hey listen, if my buddy EC3 says ‘he’s a hell of a guy,’ I’m sure he’s a hell of a guy, this has nothing to do with that. I’m just talking about a casual viewer watching a wrestling show, my first instinct is gonna be ‘who is this guy gonna be?'”


Adam Cole’s future in AEW is also in doubt. We will have to wait and see what will ultimately become of the former NXT Champion.

Are you excited about his return? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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