Adam Cole hasn’t wrestled since AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door on June 26, 2022 in the Fatal 4 Way for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. Before that, he suffered a concussion in a match with Samoa Joe at Double or Nothing.
Cole returned to AEW television in January and will work his first match back next Wednesday on Dynamite, although his opponent has yet to be announced.
Speaking with Screen Rant, Cole was asked to describe what fans can expect when he returns to action. He vowed to give the fans the best version of himself going forward.
“Pro wrestling is something I love more than anything in the entire world. In April, it’ll be 15 years that I’ve been in the pro wrestling industry. The longest amount of time I was ever away, with the exception of this injury, was one month. So over a 15-year period, I was away from the ring and traveling and being on the road only for one month. Now I look at this entire recovery process, and I think about how long I was away and just how badly I couldn’t wait to get back to work again,” Cole said.
He continued, “There was a real scare there for a minute of whether I was even going to be able to come back in the first place. But when I knew that was possible, my excitement has gone through the roof. I’ve never lost my appreciation for this job, and how much I love doing what I do. But at the same time, in a lot of ways being given the second chance to go back and do what I love more than anything in the world has me incredibly excited. So I mean this wholeheartedly: On March 29th, the fans are gonna get the absolute best version of me that there’s ever been, and I really believe that the passion and the motivation and the excitement to get back into that ring is at an all-time high for me.”
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