It appears that Adam Cole fans might have to look elsewhere if they want to see their favorite former NXT Champion in the landscape of professional wrestling and sports entertainment anytime soon, because it doesn’t appear like it will be in WWE. Did this Adam Cole ’emergency’ piece of Vince McMahon news recently leaked?
Cole’s contract for the company recently ran out and is now officially a free agent. In a new development according to PW Insider, WWE recently released an internal memo stating that the former Undisputed Era leader is no longer part of the company.
“WWE issued an internal memo this morning via email, advising that Adam Cole was no longer with the company.”
In other news regarding Adam Cole, during a recent edition of the Hall of Fame podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about Adam Cole’s future in the world of Sports Entertainment and professional wrestling also discussing what would happen if Cole joined AEW. Credit to Wrestling Inc for the below transcription.
“I don’t look at it like a single situation, I look at it from a unit perspective,” Booker mentioned. “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.
Adam Cole ‘rejected’ an offer from this top company. Booker continued: “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.”
Booker also said: “It will be a hell of an addition, it really will,” Booker said. “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 6’3’’ 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.”