We don't know yet where he's headed next, but Adam Cole has officially left Ring of Honor, and he went out like a champ. A former three-time champ, to be exact.
Here is some video of his farewell speech to the Philadelphia crowd last night at the last stop of the War of the Worlds tour, and you can read the full text of the speech at the bottom of the page:
And if you're curious how he went out in the ring, Marty Scurll has this for you:
Again, there are conflicting rumors about where Cole might be signing, but whether it's NXT or the WWE Main Roster, or moving to Japan to work for NJPW full time, he's got no shortage of suitors, and when you read his ROH farewell speech it's hard not to root for him.
“I fell in love with pro wrestling at the young age of nine years old and I was infatuated with guys like ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Rock and all the countless superstars that I saw. But what really made me decide that I wanted to be a professional wrestler was Ring of Honor.
“I’ve said this countless times and it’s the truth, this place – not just the locker room, not just the camera men, not just the referees, but all of you, we are one big, giant family. The love and respect that each and every one of you have shown me is the reason I can stand before you here today, nine years a pro wrestler, three times a world champion traveling the globe because you guys thought I was good enough.
"No matter what happens going forward, I just want each and every one of you to know that I deeply love you and Ring of Honor will always be my home.
"And I’ll end it with this, since she’s here, Mom… Happy Mother’s Day!”