Adam Cole will have one of the biggest challenges of his life on August 27th when he main-events a show in front of over 80,000 fans.
As of August 19th, AEW All In has been reported to have surpassed the legitimate number of paid fans in attendance for WrestleMania 32, which was 80,709.
Given that the show-closing match is all but confirmed to be the AEW World Championship match between MJF and Adam Cole, those two wrestlers will have sky-high expectations forced upon them by everyone watching.
Some people might crack under such pressure. But not Adam Cole, who has found an interesting way of dealing with nerves as the big event draws ever closer.
Adam Cole looks back and where he was nine months ago as a mechanism to push forward ahead of AEW All In
In an interview with Under The Ring, Adam Cole explained that he sees this match as his big redemption arc, as his big fairytale moment after facing a dangerously uncertain future nine months ago when he was still sidelined following a serious concussion.
“So for me personally there’s so many different routes I could go with this, but overall, for it to be such an important event for professional wrestling and AEW as a whole, is very, very exciting.
It’s our first time over in the U.K. To see the outpouring of support and excitement for this show, I think the ticket sales kind of speak for themselves as far as how excited everybody is to have AEW here. It’s a giant step forward for AEW.
This means the world to me because nine months ago, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to wrestle again, let alone main-event one of the biggest professional wrestling shows of all time.
So I keep reminding myself, again, where I was, like, you know, six to nine months ago and wondering if I was ever going to be able to get back into the ring and now to have the biggest match of my life against a guy like MJF for the AEW World Championship, that’s the ultimate full-circle fairy tale moment for me.”
Both Adam Cole and MJF will be working double duty in Wembley Stadium since they will wrestle each other in the main-event and will also compete in a pre-show tag match together against Aussie Open for the ROH World Tag Team Championships.