Adam Cole Paid Tribute To Iconic Gaming Villain At AEW All In
Adam Cole has revealed that his ring gear at AEW All In: London was inspired by, in his opinion, the greatest video game villain of all time.
Cole has never been afraid to hide his love for video games, most notably running his own Twitch channel named TheCHUGS where he streams a variety of games. Most recently, Cole has played games from iconic franchises like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy and The Witcher on his channel.
His passion for games has even extended to his wrestling persona at times, making its most notable appearance to date during the biggest match of the former NXT Champion’s career at Wembley Stadium this past weekend. Cole unveiled special ring gear for the event, the design of which paid tribute to one of his favorite gaming characters.
Taking to X following the event, Cole shared photos of his attire and revealed that the design was based on Handsome Jack, the infamous villain of 2012’s Borderlands 2.
On the biggest night of my career in front of 81k people at #AEWAllIn, I had to pay tribute to the greatest Video Game villain of all time. The “God Damn Hero.” #HandsomeJack @Borderlands pic.twitter.com/8aoAVNUw2B
— Adam Cole (@AdamColePro) August 29, 2023