Adam Cole is certainly one of the most skilled in-ring competitors in the pro wrestling world right now. After an injury hiatus, Cole’s return now remains unpredictable. Fans recently spotted Cole’s doppelgänger in the NFL, and he has now reacted to it.
Fans and professional wrestlers joked that Cole resembles Trenton Irwin of the Cincinnati Bengals in a widely shared tweet from Sunday’s round of NFL games. Irwin and Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow can be seen in the original image, which Twitter user Hector Diaz posted along with the caption “That’s Adam Cole,” appearing eerily similar to the former NXT Champion.
AEW announcer Renée Paquette replied, “Consider me on the case,” as others made jokes about Cole quitting pro wrestling to play football. Cole, who has missed more than four months of television due to an injury, joined in on the fun by re-tweeting the image with a comment.
Cole has, in fact, been out of action recently after suffering severe head injury during the Four-Way Match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at the AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view. He reportedly suffered a concussion, and there have recently been some worries that the former Ring of Honor and WWE star may never be able to wrestle again.
Cole has number of injuries going into the event, but AEW CEO Tony Khan stated the top star was “approved to wrestle.” While Cole hasn’t laced up his boots for a bout since suffering an injury at the Forbidden Door event, he did make an appearance with his trusted allies Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish on “AEW Rampage” in early August to celebrate the launch of AEW’s Trios Tournament.
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