Adam Cole has his sights set on one of AEW's brightest young stars.
Following the main event of AEW All Out, Adam Cole made a surprise appearance, seemingly coming to the aid of Christian Cage and Jurassic Express as they got beat up by The Elite. As Cole stood face to face with Kenny Omega, he superkicked Jungle Boy and hugged his old friends. The Young Bucks even kissed him on the cheek.
Cole grabbed a mic and put over The Elite, saying that no one can stop them. His debut, however, was interrupted by another new signing, Bryan Danielson.
During the post-show media scrum, Cole was asked who on the roster he would like to face. While he admits that there isn't anyone he wouldn't be excited to wrestle with, he did say Jungle Boy was number one on his list. Here are his full remarks:
"So there's a bunch of different options, but there are definitely some people I'm looking forward to stepping into the ring with. Number one is the gentleman that I kicked tonight and that’s Jungle Boy. He is an incredibly talented young man with a huge future and a guy I would love to kick in the face again. But, oh my gosh, Darby Allin, MJF, CM Punk, Christian Cage. So many different options, so many different choices. Really, I can't think of anyone on this roster who I wouldn't look forward to facing, except for The Elite."
Cole had been with NXT since 2017 and not only served as a founding member of Undisputed Era but also as the longest-reigning champion in NXT history. Cole had what appeared to be his swan song with NXT at Takeover 36, and as Fightful reported, had not signed a new contract as of that weekend. Cole's WWE contract (with the short-term extension) expired on Friday, August 27. During the scrum, he revealed that he thought his deal lasted another 6 months. You can find those comments here.
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