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Tony Khan responds to reports of AEW offering Adam Cole a deal

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AEW President Tony Khan has responded to reports that he recently offered WWE NXT Superstar Adam Cole a deal to join the company.

It was reported by WrestlingINC over the past week that Adam Cole was extremely close to finishing his deal with the company and maybe looking elsewhere.

Cole reportedly saw his deal with WWE lapse, before signing an extension keeping him with the company until after SummerSlam weekend, which also sees NXT Takeover 36 take place.

Tony Khan on Adam Cole

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Tony Khan had reached out to Cole upon knowledge of his contract coming up for renewal:

“Those close to the situation have said that he is negotiating a new deal with NXT but that AEW had made an offer as well and he had not agreed to either offer as of midweek”


Tony Khan himself reached out to Meltzer to confirm that the story was in fact not true and that All Elite had not offered Cole anything at the time of writing.

AEW will be heading to Pittsburgh for next week’s episodes of Dynamite and the world premiere of AEW Rampage. The following has been announced for the shows on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th:

AEW Dynamite ’“ Wednesday 11th August 2021:

  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) vs Evil Uno and Stu Grayson of The Dark Order
  • Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kris Statlander w/Orange Cassidy
  • The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 4 ’“ Chris Jericho vs Wardlow w/MJF

AEW Rampage ’“ Friday 13th August 2021:

  • AEW Women’s Championship Match ’“ Dr Britt Baker D.M.D w/Rebel vs Red Velvet

All Elite Wrestling Dynamite is available to watch every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here

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