• “I don’t think I’d be where I’m at in AEW right now without those two” – AEW Star On Triple H & Shawn Michaels
During his appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, new AEW wrestler Adam Cole talked about his relationship with WWE Hall Of Famers Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Here’s what Cole said:
“The nice thing about my relationship with [Triple H] and my relationship with Shawn Michaels is they are so positive. To this day, positive. I formed a bond with Hunter, with Shawn, that I would like to think, and they’ve made very apparent to me as well, that it’s a relationship we’re always going to keep. I loved working with those guys.
He knew what my goals were, what I wanted to accomplish. I think a big reason I loved NXT so much was we had that freedom and that ability to wrestle super cool, longer matches and get to show ourselves off artistically in that sense. NXT was built on that mentality. I got in at the perfect time, at least for what I loved about pro wrestling.
[Triple H] understood that I wanted to continue doing stuff like that, he knew my Twitch was super important to me. And I know that’s a big no no in WWE, which is unfortunate.
So I was very open and very honest with him, to the point where I was still thinking about what I was going to do when my contract was up. He knew that. And then when the decision was made, he knew that and Shawn knew that. So I’ve always been open and honest with them right out of the gate, because they’ve always been open and honest with me.
I love Hunter, I love Shawn. They have been nothing but incredible to me, they’ve made me better as a performer. I don’t think I’d be where I’m at in AEW right now without those two and I really do mean that. When I think about the performer I was in Ring of Honor, as much as I learned and as many great people as I got to work with, getting that 4 years with them is priceless. It’s absolutely priceless.
Shawn and I have developed a relationship, like I said, that I think will last for the rest of our lives. At least I hope so, and I know Shawn feels that way too. But Shawn has always been such a big supporter of me and what’s best for me. So of course he wanted me to work something out where I could stay and things like that. But at the same time, Shawn wanted me to be happy, he wanted me to do what’s best for me.
So he had my back. He knows how much I respect him, how much I look up to him and idolize him. So for him to be very open about ‘listen, of course I want you to stay here. But I want you to be happy.’
He was putting business aside, all that stuff aside. He just wanted me to be as happy as possible, so that was really cool for me. It was what I needed to hear honestly. Like I said, it was a big decision. So for him to have my back was really cool.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 25, 1995) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted LIVE from the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1995’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
– Alex Wright Vs. Disco Inferno
– Kurasawa Vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman
– Kevin Sullivan Vs. Randy Savage
– Meng Vs. Lex Luger