As seen during the IWGP World Title match at the 2022 AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV, Adam Cole was injured leading up to the finish and was checked out by medical staff afterwards. According to Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com, Cole’s injury is “believed to be a concussion” but no other details were provided. While speaking to media after the PPV, AEW President Tony Khan commented on the injury…
“Yeah, I think Adam Cole will be okay. He was in the match. It was a very physical wrestling match and he was pinned in the match. The timing of it wasn’t [right]. It may not have looked when people expected it to happen but that’s when it happened. He’s gonna be okay long term, but probably if he couldn’t continue wrestling it made sense [to end the match]. I think if you can’t keep fighting there’s discretion is a better part of valor. I think long term he’ll be okay.” (quote courtesy of SEScoops.com)
Adam Cole’s injury believed to be a concussion, wishing all the best to him.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) June 27, 2022
Here is fan cam footage from the end of the match…
Not the best view since the camera men in the way, but what happened to Adam Cole? Jay White pinning him seem very abrupt to me. Everyone around me was shocked the match was over so fast.
— Christine (@ShiningPolaris) June 27, 2022