After spending four years in WWE and becoming the face of NXT, Adam Cole joined AEW at All Out, reuniting with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in The Elite.
When he signed with WWE, Cole was "killed off" on Being The Elite, but upon rejoining his friends, he was resurrected.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) commented on seeing Adam Cole's face in AEW.
“I can’t fully express the happiness I currently have, sharing a ring with Adam Cole again,” Matt said. “His positivity and energy had really helped the morale in our locker room. I haven’t stopped smiling since he showed up. When he arrived, it felt like we finally found that missing piece of the puzzle. The whole gang is finally back together. We hadn’t worked together in five years, but the chemistry was still there. The dude is a star and getting some of the biggest reactions I’ve ever heard.”
Speaking on how they were able to pull off the resurrection, Nick said, “I’m still trying to figure that out. But even crazier than resurrecting the dead is letting a superstar walk away from your company to join the competition.”
The Young Bucks have been in the middle of a sneaker war this week as they and AJ Francis have taken not-so-subtle shots at each other on social media.
“I love the competition,” Nick said. “It makes pro wrestling so much more fun to watch. This is what wrestling needed for the last 20 years. I’m just glad we’ve helped bring that excitement back. Let’s f---ing go."
While the Bucks no longer tweet, they do update their bio to reflect how they feel about things.
“We are constantly trying to use any and every platform we have available,” said Matt, who crafts the Twitter bios. “Unfortunately, the days of gauging ideas or reading constructive criticism on Twitter are over. It’s mostly just hyperbole, or trolls trying to give their hottest takes so their tweets are the most liked. As a creator or someone in the spotlight, if you tweet something out, no matter what it is, you likely just created your own hate-thread.
“Although social media has turned into an overcrowded cesspool of toxicity, there are still ways to use it as an effective tool. I wanted to figure out a way to do Twitter without actually having to do Twitter, so I started writing my thoughts in the bio. Most of the time I ‘post and ghost,’ and have no idea if people liked what I wrote. I knew I was on to something when the boys [in the locker room] would reach out and tell me.”
You can view the beef between AJ Francis (Top Dolla) and the Bucks over sneakers by clicking here.
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