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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Adam Cole

On the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Adam Cole and Tony Schiavone call a 45-minute truce to give Adam a chance to tell the story of his debut at AEW ALL OUT! He talks about arriving incognito, holing up in a trailer all day, and the incredible “pop” from the crowd when he finally made his entrance. Adam runs through his first conversation with Tony Khan, the moment he made his decision to sign, his first AEW DYNAMITE match against Frankie Kazarian, and his love of the AEW locker room. He also recounts his resurrection on “Being The Elite,” reuniting with his old friends, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, the circumstances surrounding his loss to Negative1 (in an unsanctioned match), and the origin of “Adam Cole BayBay!” Plus, Adam talks all things video games including his favorite games and consoles, the first game he ever beat, the character he’d most like to hit with a Panama Sunrise, and how he became a video game collector! Check out the full episode below.

ADAM COLE QUOTES: 

Adam Cole on keeping his debut at AEW ALL OUT a secret:

“I flew into Milwaukee the night before and spent the night in a hotel, and then got picked up. We drove two hours to the venue while the show was going on.”

Adam Cole on Frankie Kazarian as his first opponent on AEW DYNAMITE:

“I really do think that match with him—where people who walked away said, ‘Man, I’m so excited to see Adam Cole in AEW,’—a big part of that was Frankie Kazarian, so I’m thankful he was my first match.”

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