Adam Cole admits he did not expect the rise in popularity regarding his friendship with MJF.
The Cole and MJF bromance has quickly become one of the most wholesome series of segments on AEW, with many fans warming to the story of the reluctant partners eventually becoming brochachos after being forced to be partners in the Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament. The popularity has also been backed up numerically too, with the Better Than You Bay Bay T-shirt quickly becoming one of the top sellers of merchandise for All Elite Wrestling. The anticipation for the segments took many by surprise, including Cole himself.
Speaking with Under The Ring, Cole stated that he knew that people would be excited about the rivalry between himself and MJF, but did not expect such positive feedback for the best friends storyline:
“No. I was really hoping that people were going to be excited about it, I know quite a few people had talked about Adam Cole vs. MJF being something they wanted to see, so I was hoping that people were going to be invested and excited about it. But, the attachment to the team itself? Not in a million years did I think it was going to be this popular. Like I said, I thought people were going to have some fun with it but it’s wild. It’s taken on a life of its own and it’s been so much fun, so much fun.”
Will Adam Cole and MJF Still Be Friends After AEW All In?
The biggest test in friendship takes place on August 27th inside Wembley Stadium. With MJF warming to Cole after multiple bonding sessions over video games and double clotheslines, The Devil has granted his best friend one more opportunity at the World Championship at the All In pay-per-view.
The title looks to be the only thing that has caused cracks in the relationship, with both men making it very clear that they will do whatever it takes to end the show in possession of the Triple B. If the bromance comes to an end in the UK, Roderick Strong will be able to brag that he has been right all along about Cole not being able to trust his new best friend from the outset.
H/t to Fightful.