Adam Cole is one of the hottest free agents in professional wrestling right now. The former NXT champion made his shocking debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at the All Out pay-per-view, aligning himself with his old friends The Elite. Cole wasted no time making an impact in AEW, as he challenged the AEW World Champion MJF to a match on Dynamite.
However, before Cole could face MJF, he had to deal with another former WWE star who recently joined AEW: Karrion Kross. Kross, who was released by WWE in August, made a surprise appearance on Dynamite, interrupting Cole’s promo and confronting him in the ring. Kross claimed that he was the real top star in AEW and that Cole was nothing but a coward who ran away from NXT.
This is why MJF is the greatest talkers on the microphone & the best heel in the business.
He just absolutely roasted Adam Cole. #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/uvhX4NIC47
— #TeamJD (@EddieLordChief) June 8, 2023
Cole did not back down from Kross, as he reminded him of their history in NXT. Cole recalled how he cut a scathing promo on Kross in 2021 when they were feuding over the NXT title. Cole told Kross that he was not a main event star, that he needed a lot of smoke and mirrors to look cool, and that he would always be in his shadow. Cole then repeated his famous line to Kross: “You know what they do to make MJF look cool? They ring the freaking bell.”
Cole then challenged Kross to a match on Dynamite, saying that he would prove once and for all who was the better wrestler and who deserved to face MJF for the title. Kross accepted the challenge, saying that he would make Cole regret ever crossing paths with him. The two men then had a tense stare-down, as the crowd chanted “AEW” and “This is awesome”.
The match between Cole and Kross is set to take place next week on Dynamite, and it promises to be a hard-hitting and exciting encounter. Both men are former NXT champions who have a lot to prove in AEW. Cole wants to show that he is still one of the best wrestlers in the world and that he can lead The Elite to new heights. Kross wants to show that he is not a failure in WWE and that he can dominate AEW with his power and intensity.
Who will come out on top in this clash of former NXT stars? Will Cole or Kross earn the right to face MJF for the AEW World title? Tune in to AEW Dynamite next week to find out!