Adam Cole has opened up about his passion for his Twitch channel, following his decision to leave WWE for AEW.
It was reported that while Cole was in talks with WWE about a potential new contract, he made it clear that that he would not be giving up his Twitch channel, and this was “non-negotiable”.
Speaking during the post-All Out media scrum, Cole exlained why his Twitch community means so much to him, saying:
“Twitch is something that I had kinda started over the pandemic. It was something that I had wanted to do for a long time but I didn’t really take the time to teach myself, and then when that happened and I had a bunch of time on my hands, I was like, ‘OK, no choice. No excuse, I have to do it.’
“Initially, I did do it because I really like video games. Anyone who knows me knows I’m really passionate about that, but then what started from the Twitch stream was this community of people that would all come together and literally share that passion over video games.
“I have gotten so many messages of people who are going through a really, really rough time and the only thing they looked forward to at that time were those streams. I’ve built a connection with a lot of these people, I know a lot of them by name.
“Social media can be a very nasty place sometimes, and there is none of that that exists in the Twitch stream. So, I adore doing that, I’m happy I’m still doing that, and yeah, I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.”
Cole made his AEW debut following the main event of All Out. The former NXT Champion reportedly only officially signed with AEW on the day of the pay-per-view.
Transcription via Wrestlezone.