Adam Cole Thought He Might Start A Wrestling School If Forced To Retire Due To Concussion

Adam Cole suffered a concussion at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2022 when he challenged Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title in a four-way bout that also featured Kazuchika Okada and Hangman Page.

Cole went through a trying process during his recovery and it was unknown if he was going to wrestle again. Fortunately for Cole, and wrestling fans, he was able to return to the ring on the March 29 episode of AEW Dynamite against Daniel Garcia.

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Speaking to Swerve Strickland and Monteasy on the Swerve City Podcast, Cole was asked about what his goals are not that he's returned.

"I'm not kidding, and I'm sorry because this sounds like such a standard answer, but I really do mean this. I was mentally preparing to have to start a new life without wrestling. That was so difficult for me," said Cole.

When asked what he thought about doing if he could no longer wrestle, Cole said, "I'm thinking, maybe I'll Twitch stream. Maybe I'll do something in gaming. Maybe I'll start a wrestling school. I was really, mentally trying to prepare myself for that happening. Being cleared and being able to come back and travel again and being on an airplane, walk out to the ring, and have a match; my goal going forward is just be able to continue to wrestle. When I was able to come back and wrestle Daniel Garcia, and be out there with Britt and the fans, and the confetti came down, it was my favorite moment of my career because of how much it meant to me and how for months and months, I thought I wasn't going to be able to come back. At this point, of course I have goals like, I want to move up the ranks in AEW and challenge for and maybe someday be a world champion and travel and do more things and awesome stuff within wrestling. At this point, when I wake up, there is a whole new appreciation for this job. I never lost appreciation for wrestling, but now, after going through what I went through, I'm not kidding, every single week I show up at TV and I'm like, 'I have the best job in the world. This is incredible.' Wrestling week to week, that's the main goal."

Fans can read Cole detailing his road to recovery by clicking here.

Cole is set to take on Chris Jericho in an Unsanctioned match at AEW Double or Nothing. Fans can check out the current lineup for AEW Double or Nothing by clicking here.

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