Adam Cole made his AEW debut at the AEW All Out show on September 5, officially making the jump from WWE to AEW.
AEW President Tony Khan made his weekly appearance on Busted Open Radio, where he discussed the signing of Adam Cole, and why he was delighted to get him on board.
“It was a great feeling. I felt really good to be sitting there with Adam Cole. He was absolutely the person who brought us the toughest competition when there was a Wednesday Night War. It’s a dream free agency acquisition for AEW. To bring in that free agent crop, it’s really special. And it’s only the beginning.”
Khan continued on, explaining how the idea of debuting both Cole and Bryan Danielson in the same segment came to be, saying:
“It was one of those ideas that, not many people do you tell about these things, but every single person I did tell thought it was the greatest thing, so I knew it was going to work and I felt like it was going to be the perfect end to the perfect show. I’m very gratified that people loved it and I really believe that it’s going to keep paying off for us.”
Adam Cole will make his AEW in-ring debut next Wednesday (September 15) against Frankie Kazarian.
transcription via WrestlingInc