Adam Cole has now confirmed that he’s sustained an ankle injury.
At AEW Dynamite Grand Slam earlier this month, Adam Cole seemingly sustained an ankle injury whilst jumping from the entrance ramp down to ringside during his ROH World Tag Team Championship partner MJF’s AEW World Championship defence against Samoa Joe. Cole had reportedly been seen on crutches following the show, and the nature of his injury has now been revealed by the man himself.
During this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, Cole revealed that he’d broken his ankle in three different places and torn multiple ligaments, adding that he’ll require surgery in the near future.
As a result, Cole is no longer able to compete at this Sunday’s WrestleDream PPV, where he and MJF were originally set to defend the ROH World Tag Team Championships against The Righteous. As Adam Cole seemingly prepared to vacate the titles, MJF intervened and revealed that he’s prepared to defend the gold in a handicap match.
Towards the end of the segment, MJF was left alone in the ring after Adam Cole left to tend to a wheelchair-bound Roderick Strong, leading to ‘Switchblade’ Jay White making his way to the ring and putting the champion on notice.
The show closed with an unknown group of masked attackers jumping the Bullet Club Gold leader, with the man seemingly behind the attack donning MJF’s devil mask. This led to intense speculation that Cole’s injury was actually a work and that he was the man behind the mask, however those rumours can now be put to rest.
Fightful Select have now confirmed that Cole’s injury is legitimate and that he’s heading for surgery, thus sidelining him for an indefinite period of time. Cole has reportedly been sighted requiring assistance while travelling, and so should the injury turn out to be a work after all, it would appear that “everyone else isn’t in on it.”
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Adam Cole’s injury status as soon as we hear more, and we wish him all the best in his recovery.