Adam Cole in meeting with Vince McMahon at Smackdown

Aug 7, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

The former leader of The Undisputed Era, Adam Cole, was backstage at Friday Night Smackdown last night for a meeting with Vince McMahon according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Wrestling.

Cole’s contract will be expiring after SummerSlam and it’s believed the meeting with McMahon was to work out a potential new deal.

His contract originally expired after the NXT episode of The Great American Bash but the former NXT champ extended his deal by a couple of months. The news of his contract expiring this quickly caught many by surprise and while WWE’s new mindset is not to throw big money at anyone anymore to stay, Cole is considered one of the leaders in NXT and is well-liked by the powers that be.

AEW President Tony Khan, through a tweet by Dave Meltzer of the Observer, said that the rumors that AEW offered Cole a contract are incorrect and there has not been a move made yet from AEW to bring him over.

At this point, Cole remains under a WWE deal, at least for the next two weeks or so, although his future could end up being anywhere.

2 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    At least the meeting wasn’t to let him go like other NXT talent. Wonder if Cole was told that they were freeing up some money to pay him more.

  2. art123guy says:

    @Brian–If I’m Cole, I’m thinking ‘WWE just cut a guy like Bronson Reed who has a ton of potential, how can I trust they won’t cut me in a year if I resign now?’.

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