During the January 3rd 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite, Adam Cole and The Undisputed Kingdom came to the ring for a promo. Cole said the following about why he turned against MJF at the 2023 Worlds End PPV event…
“Listen, I find it so, so ironic that so many people were disgusted, appalled, shocked by what happened at World’s End. Which to me means two things. One, you’re all stupid. And two, you don’t understand right from wrong.
You think I’m the bad guy? You think we are the bad guys because I betrayed MJF. You know, MJF. The guy who has created more enemies in AEW than anyone, ever. The guy who for years, for years, has run his mouth about every single person in that locker room, and all of you.
But I’m the bad guy? Listen, if that makes me the devil, then buy me a first class ticket straight to hell.
MJF is a narcissist. The only person that MJF cares about is MJF. And MJF, he’s had his claws hooked into AEW for far too long. And I think it’s about damn time there was a change. Because someday a lot of them do now.
But most of that locker room will thank me.
Most of you someday will thank me. Hell, even Tony Khan will thank me. Because fact is, guys, MJF is gone and he’s never coming back.
‘How could you, Adam? How could you?’ Well, there’s a lot of reasons why I did what I did. First of all, the second, MJF felt like he didn’t need me anymore. He would have done the exact same thing to me.
I just beat him to the punch. That’s the key word, need. Because Adam Cole never needed MJF. MJF needed Adam Cole. I sacrificed everything within that friendship.
For God’s sakes, that’s how I broke my damn ankle. I’m the one who lost something, not him.
MJF needed Adam Cole. As a matter of fact, none of you would even be cheering or chanting for MJF without Adam Cole. Better than you BayBay made you fall in love with MJF. That’s me.
I saved MJF’s world championship reign. And I also ended it. Because in the beginning, this was all about the AEW World championship. But then it turned into something so much more. This is about destroying a man to his core.
This is about ripping out a man’s heart and bringing him to his knees. Because you can champ all that you want. But, boys and girls, MJF is dead.
But I’ll tell you who is very much alive. That is the Undisputed Kingdom.
And aside from our disdain of the guy who doesn’t work here anymore, we have one goal in common and that’s to win championship gold. We have Mike Bennett, Matt Taven, your Ring of Honor World tag team champions, my real best friend, Roderick Strong, who’s going to go after the AEW international Championship, and Wardlow, finally, with a group of people who actually respect him, Wardlow is going to go after the AEW World Championship. And when the time is right, and I’m 100% healed, Wardlow, I promise you he’s going to do the right thing. He’s going to forfeit the AEW World Championship and give it to me.
But speaking of the AEW World Championship, congratulations to Samoa Joe. Joe, it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you. It really, really was. It was no problem at all for us to take out hangman Adam page for you. But, Joe, I do sincerely mean this.
I really, really hope that by the time Wardlow moves up the ranks and gets ready to challenge for the AEW World Championship, I hope you are not the champion because it would really, really suck to hurt a friend.
Self esteem is built on action, and we took action. We were sick and we were tired of waiting for things to change because AEW needed change and we gave it to you. You’re welcome. The undisputed kingdom starts a new chapter here in AEW, and the devil’s here to stay BayBay.”
Adam Cole reveals his true colors against his so-called best friend MJF.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 4, 2024