Tony Khan Says It's Very Exciting That Adam Cole Is 'Closer' To In-Ring Return

Tony Khan is proud of Adam Cole for working his way back to AEW.

The January 11, 2023 episode of AEW Dynamite saw the return of Adam Cole to AEW. In his first promo in several months, Cole touched upon some of the health issues that had kept him sidelined for the latter half of 2022 before declaring that he was back and ready to become a problem for the rest of the All Elite Wrestling roster once more.

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During a recent appearance on the In The Kliq podcast, Khan explained to Baby Huey that Cole's comeback is a "dream come true" for all involved. Tony Khan says Adam is continuing to work hard and getting "closer" to his wrestling return. Khan also said he can't wait for AEW's fans to learn more about Adam Cole's road back home to the squared circle.

"Well, I don't think he ever [ruled out returning to the ring]. Certainly, it was a very challenging recovery, and they were points where, I'm sure, he had to question if he was going to make it back or, you know, what he was putting himself through because, like he said, he didn't leave the house to do anything but brain therapy," said Tony. "He wanted it so bad. He wants so bad to come back to AEW, to get back in the ring and wrestle for the fans on Wednesdays on TBS, and Fridays on TNT. That's his dream. For us, it's a dream come true having Adam Cole be a part of the AEW roster. It's very exciting that he's getting closer and closer to making a comeback. It's a really inspirational story, and people don't even know the half of it yet. I'm excited for people to find out more about what Adam Cole has been through."

Before the January 11 episode of AEW Dynamite, Cole last wrestled at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view back in June where he competed for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in a Fatal 4-Way against Hangman Page, Kazuchika Okada, and Jay White.

Cole's last overall appearance on AEW TV in 2022 came on the August 3 episode of AEW Dynamite where he, along with Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, betrayed and attacked The Young Bucks.

Kyle O'Reilly has been on the shelf ever since then as well. O'Reilly recently underwent neck fusion surgery.

In a recent Instagram post, Kyle updated fans on his condition, revealing that he has struggled with a "post-surgical issue." Fans can learn more about Kyle's condition here.

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