A wrestling legend didn’t think that AEW did a great job in terms of “The Devil” reveal to end the Worlds End PPV.
In the main event of the AEW Worlds End PPV in Long Island, NY, Samoa Joe defeated an injured Maxwell Jacob Friedman to become the new AEW World Champion. Joe’s win put an end to the longest AEW World Title reign in company history.
After the match, MJF’s “best friend” Adam Cole revealed himself as The Devil character that taunted and attacked MJF for several months. Cole was joined by his new group called the Undisputed Kingdom with Roderick Strong, Wardlow and ROH Tag Team Champions Mike Bennett & Matt Taven. Cole’s group beat up MJF and stood over the former champion to end the show.
Kevin Sullivan is a wrestling legend who was most known for his career in WCW where he was a wrestler and also a booker that was one of the key decision-makers in the company for several years.
While speaking on his “Tuesday with the Taskmaster” podcast, Sullivan spoke sarcastically about how it was obvious that Cole was “The Devil” in the storyline.
“I was so shocked! If you couldn’t see that coming, even a blind man could see that one.”
As he continued, Sullivan suggested that AEW could have gone a different direction with the storyline.
“The whole time, he’s giving signals that it’s him, but at the end of the night he rolls in to save on a dead leg and gets killed too, and someone else is the devil, you just made … a big babyface.”
Sullivan also criticized the attack on MJF before the lights went out and Cole was revealed as The Devil.
“The shots when MJF is selling, Adam Cole is cheerleading like a Dallas Cheerleader. I mean, come on, it’s too over the op. I like subtle things. ‘It’s that guy, I know it’s him’ and then it turns out it’s the other one.”
Adam Cole Explains His Actions On AEW Dynamite
On the first episode of AEW Dynamite after Worlds End in Newark, NJ, Adam Cole did a promo explaining why he turned on his friend MJF.
“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!
It’s not known when MJF will return to AEW television as he does his best to recover from a torn labrum left shoulder injury.