Tony Khan Says People “Don’t Know The Half” Of Adam Cole’s Recovery

Adam Cole AEW

AEW owner Tony Khan has discussed Adam Cole’s recovery from serious injury and has given a hint as to when Cole might return to action.

Adam Cole has not wrestled since suffering another concussion at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view in June 2022. The former NXT Champion made his shock return to AEW television on the 11th of January declaring that he was back and that it was bad news for the rest of the AEW locker room.

Speaking on the In The Kliq podcast, Tony Khan discussed Adam Cole’s “challenging recovery” but says through it all he doesn’t think Cole ever ruled out making a return to the ring:

“Well, I don’t think he ever [ruled out returning to the ring]. Certainly, it was a very challenging recovery, and they were points where, I’m sure, he had to question if he was going to make it back or, you know, what he was putting himself through because, like he said, he didn’t leave the house to do anything but brain therapy,”

“He wanted it so bad. He wants so bad to come back to AEW, to get back in the ring and wrestle for the fans on Wednesdays on TBS, and Fridays on TNT. That’s his dream. For us, it’s a dream come true having Adam Cole be a part of the AEW roster. It’s very exciting that he’s getting closer and closer to making a comeback. It’s a really inspirational story, and people don’t even know the half of it yet. I’m excited for people to find out more about what Adam Cole has been through.”

Adam Cole was among those in the wrestling world paying tribute to ROH star Jay Briscoe after the 38-year-old was killed in a car accident.