Adam Cole knew AEW was special before their first press conference concluded. Also, these are the top three matches likely for WWE Crown Jewel.
Adam Cole: AEW Was Special Before First Show
The beginning of 2019 was busy for AEW. January 1 saw them confirm AEW was forming and a week later, they had a press conference.
It came from the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, with Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Tony Khan present. Fans would learned other wrestles that signed like “Hangman” Adam Page, PAC, Britt Baker, Joey Janela, SCU and Chris Jericho
At the time, Adam Cole still had several years on his NXT contract. Although, he said on Talk Is Jericho that he knew AEW would be special after just one press conference.
“I was so excited because of my relationship with Matt & Nick [Jackson],” said Cole. “I knew how serious this was going to be and I knew, between the roster that started coming out with the big press conference and you [Chris Jericho] are there and PAC is there and the Bucks and Kenny, I knew this was going to be special.”
“You could feel the energy and the vibe, not just in person when the fans were there, but in this day and age with social media, it’s really important. The social media buzz around AEW was so strong.”
“When the first couple of shows started happening, I was like, ‘This is great.’ It was a real true alternative that was just knocking it out of the park every time.”
“I was actually, even before the first few shows, I was very confident it was going to do well. I don’t know if anyone expected it to blow up the way that it has.”
“It’s so cool to watch and it’s so awesome. Now that we’re here, I’m excited to see where AEW will be a year or two from now.”
Cole left WWE’s NXT brand as arguably their greatest wrestler. WWE pitched him a horrible main roster gimmick and he eventually signed with AEW.
He debuted at All Out and rejoined The Elite, while also reforming the SuperKliq. Cole & the Young Bucks have bene hinting at AEW Trio Championships.
Crown Jewel Card
Unfortunately, WWE is headed back to Saudi Arabia for another controversial show. So far, Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar is the only confirmed match.
WWE will be brining at least two more big matches. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer went over the likely big draws.
Edge vs Seth Rollins and Goldberg vs Bobby Lashley are in the works. And, both matches have history.
Edge and Rollins are tied at one win each. Goldberg wants revenge from SummerSlam, where Lashley attacked his son.
— Wrestling Resource – The Sportster (@WrestlingSheet) September 28, 2021
When WWE heads to Saudi Arabia, their government pays top dollar for high-profile names.
We will have to see who comes out on top in Saudi Arabia. Catch Crown Jewel on October 21 at 1 PM EST. It is currently the only pay per view listed for October.