Sunday, March 3, 2024
Adam Cole

Adam Cole

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Austin Jenkins
Height & Weight:
210 Ib

Titles Won:

  • AEW Men’s Owen Hart Cup (2022)
  • AEW Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament (2023) – with MJF
  • NXT Championship
  • NXT North American Championship
  • NXT Tag Team Championship – with Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly
  • Second NXT Triple Crown Champion
  • ROH World Championship (3 times)
  • ROH World Television Championship
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – with MJF
  • Eighth ROH Triple Crown Champion

He was the leader of NXT stable The Undisputed Era, alongside Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, and Roderick Strong. The group split up at NXT Vengeance Day 2021, when Cole turned on Kyle O’Reilly.

In WWE, Cole is the first-ever NXT North American Champion and a former NXT Tag Team Champion; he held both titles concurrently in April 2018, making him the first double champion in NXT history. He is also the co-winner of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with O’Reilly. On June 1, Cole won the NXT Championship, where his reign became the longest in the promotion’s history at 403 days; winning the title also made Cole the second NXT Triple Crown Champion.

Before signing with WWE in 2017, he was mostly known for his eight-year tenure with Ring of Honor (ROH) where he became the first-ever three-time ROH World Champion. In addition, he is a one-time ROH World Television Champion, and the winner of the 2014 ROH Survival of the Fittest tournament.

Cole has also wrestled for several independent promotions, including Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he is a former CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he was a former PWG World Champion; he holds the records for longest reigns for both titles. He also worked in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he was part of the Bullet Club stable.

After losing to Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver 36, Cole disappeared from TV. He made his AEW debut at All Out 2021. After teasing a feud with The Elite, he showed his true colors by siding with his friends. He later suffered a near career ending injury that sidelined him for months.

Upon returning, he & MJF were paired together, despite his ambition to become the AEW World Champion. At the record breaking AEW All In 2023 PPV from London in Wembley Stadium, he won the ROH World Tag Team Championship with MJF, becoming a ROH Triple Crown Champion, but would then lose an AEW World title match to his partner in the main event.

Other Notable Achievements: CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship, CZW Best of the Best X (2011), DFE Openweight Championship/WWL Heavyweight Championship, EWA Cruiserweight Championship, Battle of Gettysburg (2009), MCW Rage Television Championship (2 times), Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup (2012), NHPW Art of Fighting Championship, PWX Heavyweight Championship, PCW Cruiserweight Championship, PWG World Championship, Battle of Los Angeles (2012)

ROH World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender Lottery Tournament (2011) – with Kyle O’Reilly, ROH World Championship Tournament (2013), Survival of the Fittest (2014), World-1 North American Championship, Shinya Hashimoto Memorial Cup (2010), RCW Cruiserweight Championship, RCW Tag Team Championship – with Devon Moore, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Rookie of the Year (2010), WXW C4 Hybrid Championship