There’s a new stable in All Elite Wrestling and the group’s leader Adam Cole let everybody know what their name is.
At AEW Worlds End on December 30th, Maxwell Jacob Friedman lost the AEW World Title to Samoa Joe.
If that wasn’t heartbreaking enough for Friedman, after the match, MJF was attacked by four masked men. The lights went out and when they came back on, Adam Cole (bay bay) was seated in a chair where he let MJF that it was Cole who was The Devil that had been torturing MJF for several months.
On the first episode of AEW Dynamite in Newark, NJ, Adam Cole and his group did a promo to start the show. The others in the group are Roderick Strong, Wardlow and the ROH Tag Team Champions Matt Taven & Mike Bennett.
During his address to the crowd, Adam Cole seemed to take joy out of ripping out MJF’s heart.
“MJF is a narcissist. The only person that MJF cares about is MJF. And he’s had his claws hooked in AEW for far too long. And I think it’s time for a change. Someday most of that locker room will thank me. Hell, someday Tony Khan will thank me because MJF is gone and he’s never coming back.
“There’s a lot of reasons why I did what I did. MJF would have done the same to me, I just beat him to the punch. Adam Cole never needed MJF. MJF needed Adam Cole. I sacrificed everything for that friendship. That’s how I broke my ankle. I’m the one that lost something! Not him!”
“MJF needed Adam Cole. None of you would have been cheering for MJF without Adam Cole. Better Than You BayBay—that’s me. In the beginning, this was all about the AEW World Championship. But then it turned out to be something more. This is about ripping out a man’s heart and bringing him to his knees. MJF is dead!
As he continued, Cole officially announced that the group’s name in AEW is the Undisputed Kingdom. When Cole was in WWE NXT, he led a successful group called the Undisputed Era, so clearly the “Undisputed” name has remained with him. In Ring of Honor, Cole was part of a group known as The Kingdom, so those two names have been merged together to form one.
Adam Cole Outlines The Goals Of The Undisputed Kingdom
As he continued, Adam Cole spoke about the championship aspirations of the group.
“I’ll tell you who is very much alive. That is the Undisputed Kingdom. And aside from our disdain for the guy who doesn’t work here anymore, that is to win championship gold. We have the ROH World Tag Team Champions The Kingdom. My real best friend Roderick Strong, who is going to go after the International Championship. And Wardlow, finally with a group who respects him, he will go after the AEW World Championship. And when the time is right, Wardlow will forfeit the AEW World Championship and give it to me.
“And speaking of that, congratulations to Samoa Joe. It was a real pleasure doing business with you. It was a pleasure to take out Hangman Adam Page. And by the time Wardlow is ready, I hope you are not the AEW World Champion, because it would suck to hurt you as a friend. AEW needed change and we gave it to you. The Undisputed Kingdom starts a new era, and the devil is here to stay, baybay!”
After the promo from Cole, Jay White and The Gunns of Bullet Club Gold tried to attack due to Cole’s group attacking White in the past, but the Undisputed Kingdom fought back. When The Acclaimed ran out to the ring looking for payback on the UK group, Cole’s team ran away.