• Adam Cole Reveals If Lack Of Creative Freedom Played A Role In His WWE Departure
Adam Cole’s 4-year run in WWE came to an end at NXT TakeOver 36, after losing to Kyle O’Reilly.
He joined AEW after that and debuted at the All Out pay-per-view.
During a recent appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, he was asked if lack of creative freedom on the WWE main roster played a role in his departure from the company.
Here’s what Cole said:
“For sure. But that’s not to say that I didn’t want to do that or experience that. I want to be able to look back on my career and say I accomplished and did everything that I wanted to.
And again, even I had a really short stint getting the chance to work on RAW and SmackDown, and I got to do the match at Survivor Series. All those were very positive experiences, as well.
It was all crazy, and that’s a whole other story with the whole last minute thing. That was bonkers.
But yeah, there certainly was a fear. And it’s not because of anything other than the fact that I feel that I had known so many people that had gotten upset or stressed out about situations they had been thrown into.
I’m that annoyingly optimistic person that finds the positives in everything. But yeah, that was a concern and that was something I was a little bit worried about.
So far, in the 13 and a half years I’ve been in the wrestling business, I haven’t gotten to the point where I’m like ‘I hate this. I am not having fun.’ I’ve been very lucky, fingers crossed, the entire time.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 25, 1993) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped in Grand Rapids, Michigan and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Adam Bomb vs. Kevin Kruger
Razor Ramon vs. Brian Costello
Bastion Booger vs. Todd Becker
The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Jack Reno
Tatanka vs. Barry Horowitz
The Smoking Gunns vs. Tom Stone & Dan Rubins