Adam Cole appeared on Renee Paquette’s “Oral Sessions” podcast to talk about her time at AEW, her decision to leave WWE, her UpUpDownDown relationship with DaParty, the meaning of “Chuggs”, her romance with Britt Baker and more.
Here are some highlights:
Cole explaining his decision to go to AEW:
“I feel like I’m on top of the world. The last few weeks have been the best. Everyone who knows me, I’ve been very open to watching AEW since its debut and following it closely, and seeing the fans, seeing the locker room and seeing how happy everyone is. , it was really something that opened my eyes so far as my decision, and how easy it was. There were a lot of people that I had known while they were somewhere else or doing other things and then seeing these people at AEW, seeing how much fun they were and how happy they were. I was like, ‘Oh my god. It’s really, really awesome.
I don’t know if I really jumped in, but I’ll never forget it was a few days before All Out where I was still making my decision. It had gotten to a point where we were pretty close. Don’t get me wrong, I was pretty sure from the gate that AEW was where I wanted to go, but it was still, like I was 9, I fell in love with pro wrestling because of WWE. It was like, ‘Oh, what am I doing ?.’ I remember it was like one in the morning. Britt was sleeping soundly right next to me. I’m lying there awake. I’m a night owl, so I normally get up much later than she, and I get up much later than her. I was lying there, my eyes were closed and I was just thinking about appearing in AEW. I had this giddy feeling of 9 years thinking about it. So I was like, ‘That’s it.’ I have always followed my instincts and I have always followed my heart. The thought of coming here made me so excited and made me feel like a kid again. The last few weeks have been proof that I have made the right choice. I couldn’t be more excited right now. I am so excited.
Cole opened up about his time on NXT and his relationship with Hunter and Shawn Michaels:
“My relationship with him and my relationship with Shawn Michaels is so positive, to this day, positive. I formed a bond with Hunter and Shawn that I would like to think about, and they also made me realize that this is a relationship that we’re always going to keep because I love working with these guys. He knew what my goals were and the things I wanted to accomplish. I think one of the main reasons I loved NXT so much was, again. times, that we had that freedom and that ability to fight super cool, longer matches, and show ourselves artistically in that sense, NXT was kind of built on that mentality.
I came in at the right time, at least for what I love about pro wrestling. He understood that I wanted to keep doing stuff like that. He knew my Twitch was very important to me, and I know that’s a big no-no in WWE, which is unfortunate. I was very open and very honest with him to the point that when I was still thinking about what to do even when my contract was over, he knew it. When the decision was made, he knew it, and Shawn knew it. I have always been open and honest with them from the start because they have always been open and honest with me. I like Hunter. I love Shawn. They were nothing but amazing to me. They made me better as a performer. I don’t think I would be where I am in AEW right now without these two. I really mean it seriously. When I think of the performer I was with in Ring of Honor, as much as I’ve learned and so many great people I’ve had the opportunity to work with, spending those four years with them didn’t of price. It is absolutely priceless.
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– Renée Paquette (@ReneePaquette) September 23, 2021