At just 27 years of age, Adam Cole has already achieved a lot in the world of professional wrestling. The only ever three time ROH World Champion, Cole has shared the ring with some of the world’s most revered and respected performers. However, when asked about dream opponents on his recent Steve Austin Show appearance, Cole listed a name that has eluded him thus far.
"For me, my number one guy would be Tanahashi from New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Like, watching him, like, this guy is a bonafide rockstar over in Japan. He can't even walk down the street without getting stopped, the way that he carries himself.” Cole said. “There was a Wrestle Kingdom show where [Shinsuke] Nakamura wrestled [Kota] Ibushi in the semi-main event. And then, the main event was [Kazuchika] Okada and Tanahashi. And a lot of wrestling fans thought that Nakamura and Ibushi was the better match.”
“It was tremendous match. It was amazing. But again for emotional reasons, the way that Tanahashi sells, and fires up, and his facial expressions. I loved Tanahashi and Okada even more just because of the way Tanahashi carries himself. He's a guy I feel like I'd learn a ton from, a guy I think is the best in New Japan. He, for me, is the number one guy I'd like to work with. He's awesome."
Though it’s unclear as to whether or not Cole will get that Tanahashi match at this time, the ROH star already has a plethora of memorable encounters under his belt. As far as Cole’s favourite match thus far, he currently points to his first ROH title win, “I will say, probably my favorite, again, because of the moment was the first time that I won the Ring Of Honor World Championship. This was a really cool moment in Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] in the National Guard Armory. That was such a cool full-circle moment for me and I was like, 'wow, life is crazy sometimes."
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