Adam Cole has parted ways with the WWE as his final match was against Kyle O’Reilly in the Undisputed Finale 2 out of 3 Falls Match. Although his contract was up right after Summerslam, he was in NXT for a while on a verbal agreement, to finish off the feud he was involved in. His 4-year NXT run witnessed a lot of Championship Gold and top-tier matches made him the top star in the business. After his contract expiration, he took no time and signed with All Elite Wrestling, debuting in the ‘All Out’ pay per view.
Before signing up with AEW, Cole had a high-level meeting with Vince McMahon, and WWE’s creative department was also asked to prepare some creative ideas for him. As reported by Dave Meltzer, Adam Cole’s main roster run involved plans of being him as a heel manager for former NXT Champion Keith Lee.
“The idea would be kind of a Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley thing, where you have this little guy who’s a big talker, and he hides behind this big African American guy type of a thing, So that was kind of the dynamic they were looking for him, more as a manager than a wrestler.
AEW Fans not only witnessed Adam Cole but also the debut of Bryan Danielson fka Daniel Bryan, and Ruby Soho fka Ruby Riott at All Out. This sparked things up in the pro-wrestling scenario and fans are eager to witness what potential these stars have in the future.