A new report confirms that Adam Cole’s injury is not part of a storyline and whether or not he’ll be on upcoming episodes of AEW TV.
At AEW All In, Adam Cole and MJF successfully defeated Aussie Open to become the new ROH World Tag Team Champions. The duo went on to face off against one another in the main event of the show, and despite MJF retaining his AEW World Championship against Cole, the two have remained fast friends.
On September 20th, MJF defended his World Championship against Samoa Joe in the main event of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. Cole, who had been attending to Roderick Strong in the hospital, returned to the arena and ran to help his friend mid-match, but disaster struck when he took a bad landing after jumping off the ramp.
Adam Cole was visibly limping on his leg, and he was taken to the hospital to be evaluated after the show. He was reportedly using crutches when he left the hospital, leading fans to wonder if his and MJF’s tag team match against The Righteous at WrestleDream was in jeopardy.
On the September 27th episode of Dynamite, Cole revealed that his foot was indeed in bad shape. According to the star, he not only broke his foot in three places, but he also tore some ligaments and will require surgery. His partner Britt Baker also shared a photo of the injury on social media along with words of support.
This guy broke his ankle in 3 places on a freak accident. He still hobbled around on live tv because as we like to say “the show must go on”. @AdamColePro gives his entire heart and soul to pro wrestling. He’s one tough cookie and this is just a small bump in the road. He’ll be… pic.twitter.com/Aya1JWTTvF
— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) September 28, 2023
Because Adam Cole will be unable to compete at WrestleDream, MJF declared that he would face The Righteous in a handicap match.
Will Adam Cole Be On AEW TV After His Injury?
An update from Fightful Select addresses fan concerns that Adam Cole’s injury may be part of an elaborate storyline in All Elite Wrestling. According to the report, the belief backstage is that his injury is unfortunately very real and that he is scheduled for surgery, meaning he won’t be returning to action any time soon.
Fightful Select also notes that his leg was wrapped up backstage and that he was using crutches, and that he required help getting around while traveling.
There is currently no word on whether or not Adam Cole will continue to appear via vignettes on AEW television, but Fightful Select notes that fans shouldn’t expect to see him in a live capacity on AEW Dynamite or Collision for the foreseeable future.