• WWE Hall Of Famer Explains Why Adam Cole Joining AEW Right Now Wouldn’t Be A Smart Move
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T talked about NXT Superstar Adam Cole and whether he should re-sign with WWE or join Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.
Here’s what the former Harlem Heat member had to say:
“I don’t look at it like a single situation, I look at it from a unit perspective. I look at it like if I got a football team, I got to fill every spot on the roster and everybody has to be the best at what they do in that position on the roster.
That’s the way I’m looking at it right there so as well as if this was the military. I need another soldier that’s going to be ready to step up in ranks and commands in the drop of a hat.
A guy like Adam Cole is definitely a guy like that. He can work, he can perform at a very high level, you can put him with anybody and he can go out and give you what you need. That for me, is what I’m thinking about when it comes to a show.
Guys that can get out there and perform, guys that can get out there and go and bring behinds in seats and ratings to his television product that we have here. So yeah, he’d be a hell of a soldier, a hell of a teammate to that addition any way you look at it. The guy is obviously a team player because he’s been down in NXT since day one.
It will be a hell of an addition (to AEW), it really will. No doubt. I’m a fan, I’ve talked very, very highly of Adam Cole since day one. He’s an extraordinary talent, I’ve watched this guy go out and perform at a very, very high level.
He’s one of those guys that’s not the biggest guy in the room but guys like Jericho weren’t the biggest guy in the room but they knew how to work 6-foot-3 tall guys. There’s certain guys, Shawn Michaels was one of those guys. Adam Cole definitely, no matter what, has a future in this business.”
Earlier this month, Booker T said that Cole going to AEW right now wouldn’t be a smart move and explained why:
“Adam Cole, one thing he needs to know, that AEW is going to be there for him. It’s going to be there. So, you better get what you need to get out of [WWE] for as long as you possibly can, and then if something happens, you think about what comes next.
You do the job to the best of your ability to do whatever comes next. If that’s his choice, that’s his choice.
But I think Adam Cole worked a hell of a long time to get to that point and to just throw it all away because of what you hear on social media, I just don’t think that would be smart.”
Cole’s WWE contract expired after NXT TakeOver 36 (where he lost to Kyle O’Reilly) and he’s currently a free agent.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 29, 1992) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
– Sting & Nikita Koloff vs. Pat Rose & Rick Thames
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Tom Zenk
– Big Van Vader vs. Scott Allen
– Rick Rude vs. Chris Sullivan