• WWE Wanted To Cut Adam Cole’s Hair
According to Fightful Select, WWE wanted to change Adam Cole’s look and then bring him up to the main roster.
They wanted to cut his hair short, but Cole made it clear that he is not interested in cutting his hair, and this idea wasn’t pitched to him again.
WWE sources reportedly praised Cole for being transparent in what he wants or doesn’t want.
Speaking of Cole, the Wrestling Observer recently reported that there was pitch for Cole to become Keith Lee’s manager.
However, during an interview with TV Insider, Cole said that he didn’t hear anything about a pitch involving him and Keith Lee.
Here’s what he said:
“I personally have never heard anything regarding that. I touched base a little bit on how my meeting with Vince McMahon went really well. We talked for about 30 minutes. He had a lot of complimentary things to say.
As far as hearing that specific thing, that was not something I heard about. My four years with NXT was fantastic. My four years with WWE was awesome, but at the end of the day, I wanted to end up with AEW. Now that I’m here, I’m stoked.”
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast then went on to say the following:
“I can tell you that I had heard there was a plan for [Keith Lee] to be heel with a manager…I suspect Adam Cole’s denial was that either he wasn’t in the know, fully, or it’s a blatant denial. I don’t know. I have not been told this.
But, in seeing what I have seen and hearing what I have heard, I’m starting to believe that may have been the plan for him…I can tell you that he made the right choice by leaving [WWE].
I am under the impression that this would have been some sort of plan. I don’t know if they would have actually gone through with it, but I would believe that this was part of the idea.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 1, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1988’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Honky Tonk Man vs. Bob Emory
2. Koko B. Ware vs. Phil Newkirk
3. Big Boss Man vs. David Stoudimiere
4. Greg Valentine vs. Reno Riggins
5. British Bulldogs vs. John Ziegler & Trent Knight
6. Brutus Beefcake vs. George South
7. Akeem vs. Allen Kinsey