Adam Cole is All Elite, but WWE made some efforts to retain him before he left the company this Summer.
There's been much made about Adam Cole and pitches that were made to him during meetings in his last stretch in WWE. Ringside News and Wrestling Observer spoke pitches in regards to him being a manager, but as Fightful noted, those never quite made it to Cole himself, which isn't uncommon at all. However, we've learned of one pitch that did.
In early talks and pitches to bring Cole to Raw or Smackdown, one of the ideas floated to Cole himself was that he could cut his hair in order to establish a new look. We're told that Cole made it clear that he wasn't interested in that, and the pitch wasn't made again and by the final things thrown his way, that wasn't among them.
In speaking with WWE, they continued to praise Cole for being transparent in what he did and didn't like creatively, and how he was to deal with during his WWE exit.
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