Adam Cole Reflects On “Incredibly Scary” Concussion Issues

Adam Cole

Adam Cole has opened up about the concussion issues he has dealt with over the past year that kept him out of action for several months.

Things began to go wrong for Cole at Double Or Nothing in 2022 when he suffered a concussion in his match with Samoa Joe in the final of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Things went from bad to worse at Forbidden Door when a concussion struck again as he challenged for the IWGP World Championship in a four-way bout.

That kept the former NXT Champion out of action for nine months until he returned to the ring in March 2023 when he defeated Daniel Garcia.

Speaking on the Sports Guys Talk Wrestling podcast, Adam Cole opened up about his injury issues and say his time away were among the most challenging of his life:

“I know this is a very serious injury, and of course, time away was necessary, but it was tough to be away from the ring for so long. But aside from that, again, getting two back-to-back head injuries was scary not only because anytime you mess with anything head related, it’s incredibly scary. A shoulder can heal, a knee can heal, but you only have one brain, so that’s so important to make sure it’s protected and taken care of.

“But on top of that, the idea at 33 years old legitimately questioning whether or not I was going to be able to get back into the ring, after seeing doctors three and four times a week for months at a time was mentally and physically incredibly draining, again, aside from the side effects that I had with my sleep being terrible and feeling nauseous and dizzy.

“My emotions were all over the place. It was such a bizarre experience, on top of dealing with all of that, but then also having to try to mentally prepare for the possibility of not being able to wrestle again, it was the most challenging few months of my entire life for sure.”

Adam Cole looks to be on a collision course with Chris Jericho at 2023’s edition of Double Or Nothing which would be the first time the two stars have clashed in their careers.

h/t WrestlingNews.Co