Adam Cole had very kind words for MJF’s promos during the All Out media scrum. It is clear they are both in the top tier of wrestling promos these days and a promo battle between them would be even more exciting than a match.
That being said, the match would be pretty great too. Both are currently heels and with MJF that seems unlikely to change soon.
To get the full effect it would be best to wait for Cole to be a babyface for this match but when that happens prepare to be blown away. MJF wrestles a very old-school style and combining that with Cole’s modern hybrid style is very intriguing.
8. Andrade El Idolo
Andrade El Idolo and Adam Cole wrestled under the WWE umbrella simultaneously for four years but never wrestled on television.
That is booking malpractice but at least it means it can happen for the first time in AEW.
Andrade hasn’t wrestled much since arriving in AEW and hasn’t shown much of the potential fans know he has.
This could change very soon with his match with PAC but if Andrade needs a big opponent to kickstart his AEW run, who better than Adam Cole?
7. Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley has been arguably AEW’s most protected star since the company’s inception. He rarely ever loses and had a nearly year-long reign as AEW World Champion. Aside from Kenny Omega, it doesn’t get bigger.
This is also another match that could have happened in WWE but didn’t. Moxley and Cole were both there from 2017-2019 when Moxley left and because Cole was locked away in NXT, the match never happened.
Now, the pretty boy from Panama City can run headfirst into the brawler from Cincinnati.
This is perhaps the biggest clash of styles on the whole list but one that can lend itself to Cole taking a tremendous beating and ultimately looking all the better for it.