Adam Cole Details The Importance Of ROH To Modern Pro Wrestling

Adam Cole on Ring of Honor

Ring of Honor might just be the most important promotion in the history of modern professional wrestling, according to Adam Cole. 

"I think Ring of Honor may be the most important company that has helped evolve what modern pro wrestling is today. Seriously, when you look at all the talent that came from Ring of Honor, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, The Briscoes, AJ Styles, The Young Bucks. I mean, the list goes on and on and on of these guys who have come through Ring of Honor in some capacity, and also the style of wrestling that kind of started to transcend and move forward a little bit into the casual wrestling audience and what they liked in wrestling matches was huge. Again, these were guys who not all of us are 6'4, 265 pounds, a lot of us had this certain style of pro wrestling that we really wanted to showcase. The athleticism was huge. The hard-hitting style was huge. The crazy passionate fan base was really important," Cole said on Superstar Crossover.

"So to this day, you know, I spent seven years in Ring of Honor and my first wrestling contract ever was with ROH. So there is no doubt in my mind, I would have not gone to NXT, I would have not gone to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, I might not be in AEW if it wasn't for my time in ROH. That's just for me personally. I think a bunch of guys can say the same thing. So ROH is incredibly important in the modern era of wrestling that we're in, and the history is incredibly important."

After making sporadic appearances for the promotion in 2009, Adam Cole signed with Ring of Honor in 2010 and established himself as one of the company's top stars, becoming a three-time ROH World Champion until he left to sign with WWE in 2017. 

Adam Cole now finds himself in All Elite Wrestling and he is currently featured in a programme with AEW World Champion MJF where the two men are teaming in the AEW Blind Eliminator Tournament.

H/T to Fightful

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