Adam Cole Was Mentally Prepared To Retire From Wrestling, Shane McMahon/Mean Street Posse

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Adam Cole went through a challenging recovery process from the concussion he suffered last year, and he recently revealed what he had planned for his future in case he was forced to retire.

Appearing on the “Swerve City” podcast, Cole spoke about how he had mentally prepared himself to quit wrestling had he been unable to return.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On having mentally prepared for life after wrestling: “I’m not kidding, and I’m sorry because this sounds like such a standard answer, but I really do mean this. I was mentally preparing to have to start a new life without wrestling. That was so difficult for me. I’m thinking, maybe I’ll Twitch stream. Maybe I’ll do something in gaming. Maybe I’ll start a wrestling school. I was really, mentally trying to prepare myself for that happening.”

On his goals now that he’s back: “Being cleared and being able to come back and travel again and being on an airplane, walk out to the ring, and have a match; my goal going forward is just be able to continue to wrestle. When I was able to come back and wrestle Daniel Garcia, and be out there with Britt and the fans, and the confetti came down, it was my favorite moment of my career because of how much it meant to me and how for months and months, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to come back. At this point, of course I have goals like, I want to move up the ranks in AEW and challenge for and maybe someday be a world champion and travel and do more things and awesome stuff within wrestling. At this point, when I wake up, there is a whole new appreciation for this job. I never lost appreciation for wrestling, but now, after going through what I went through, I’m not kidding, every single week I show up at TV and I’m like, ‘I have the best job in the world. This is incredible.’ Wrestling week to week, that’s the main goal.”

The Mean Street Posse had Shane McMahon’s back during the Attitude Era, and Pete Gas recently recalled the group’s famous sweater vest and khaki attire in an interview with Barstool Rasslin’.

You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On wanting to switch up their look: “Yeah, after a while. We kind of wanted to change it up, and that was our signature thing. There were certain things they didn’t want us to change. One was, I wasn’t allowed facial hair. I wasn’t allowed tattoos. I had to be the clean-cut one. Rodney and Joey Abs got to do whatever they wanted. Rodney had a different haircut at all times. Shane wanted to have one clean-cut guy and that was me. No facial hair. I couldn’t grow a goatee back then. I would have had some kind of facial hair.”

On why they weren’t allowed to change it up: “That was Shane’s advice, he wanted to keep that consistent. We had khaki pants for the longest time. At one point, one of us was blowing out the crotch in those things every week. Someone on Raw would blow out their crotch in those Khakis, so we had to go to something substantial. We used Lucky Jeans.”

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