When Adam Cole made his AEW debut at the All Out pay-per-view on September 5, it was announced that he and the rest of the Elite would have an in-ring interview with Tony Schiavone on the September 8 episode of Dynamite.
On the show, Cole entered the ring and confronted Schiavone about his on-screen friendship with AEW Women’s World Champion and Cole’s real life girlfriend Britt Baker, before calling him a nerd and scaring him out of the ring.
Schiavone spoke about the segment on this week’s episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, where he explained the origins of the confrontation, and what Cole told him he was going to say.
“Adam got with me and said, ‘We need to address this on camera.’ I said, ‘Yea, we do.’ We talked through what we were going to say. He said, ‘I’m going to call you a nerd. Fans are going to pop because they know that I am really a nerd.’ He went out, and he told me to get out, but he didn’t say nerd. So I’m standing there, and he said , ‘Get out.’ I said, ‘Nerd (in a low voice).’ He then said, ‘Get out nerd’, so I reminded him to say nerd. We go to the back, and Tony (Khan) said, ‘You didn’t get out quick enough. If he’s threatening you, you need to get out quicker.’ I said, ‘There was a line that he was not hitting, so I was waiting for him to hit the line, nerd, so I had to tell him that.” I don’t know if it came across for me saying nerd first to him, but that’s how it went. In reality, he is one of the nicest, young men that I have met.”
Cole made his in-ring debut on this week’s (September 15) episode of Dynamite, defeating Frankie Kazarian. It was also revealed that he will be in action on the September 24 AEW Rampage: Grand Slam show, teaming with the Young Bucks against Christian Cage and Jurassic Express.
transcription via WrestlingInc