NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09: Adam Cole speaks onstage during the All Elite Wrestling Invades New York Comic Con panel during Day 3 of New York Comic Con 2021 at Jacob Javits Center on October 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ReedPop)
There's Reportedly A Chance Adam Cole Will Never Wrestle Again
According to the latest edition of "Wrestling Observer Radio," AEW's Adam Cole is currently recovering from a nasty concussion and has yet to be cleared to return to action. The Observer's Dave Meltzer, who did not have a clear update on the situation at the time of writing, disclosed that the 33-year-old Cole could be cleared tomorrow, or it "could be never."
Cole last performed inside the ring at the AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view, where he participated in a fatal four-way match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. He was already dealing with a torn labrum heading into the event and suffered a concussion during the four-way bout, which saw a rushed finish as a result.
After the event, AEW CEO Tony Khan revealed that Cole was "cleared to wrestle" at the event but admitted that he would not want Cole wrestling again until he has completely healed. Cole debuted for AEW in September 2021, just two weeks after performing in his final match for WWE at "NXT" TakeOver 36 in a two-out-of-three falls match against Kyle O'Reilly.