Last night, Adam Cole defeated Steve Anthony Two Falls to One to go on to face Johnny Gargano in the Finals of the "Race For The Ring" Tournament on January 18th 2014.
Adam Cole recently went over for a tour of England, where he was only defeated once.
Here are the results. And Photos below.
TCW Tide Wave Tour: Night One - Bristol, England
Adam Cole defeated Marty Scurll
PROGRESS Chapter Ten: "Glory Follows Virtue As If It Were Its Shadows" - London, England
Adam Cole Defeated Mark Haskins
TCW Tide Wave Tour: Night Two - Darlington, County Durham, England
Colt Cabana Defeated Adam Cole
TCW Tide Wave Tour: Night Three - Leeds, England
Adam & Mark Haskins Defeated Project Ego
RPW "New Territory" - Castleford, England
Adam Cole Defeated Josh Bodom
This past weekend, Ring Of Honor presented "Pursuit" Nights One & Two.
Night One, on November 15th in Dearborn, Michigan , Adam defended his ROH World Title against Jimmy Jacobs.
There has been a giant misconception about me since I won the Ring of Honor World Championship in Philadelphia at Death Before Dishonor. People have said that I no longer have any respect for anyone but myself. That my actions are selfish and egotistical. Some people have even gone as far as to say I have no honor, and that my actions towards Jay Briscoe and Michael Elgin were so reprehensible, that I am not the true Ring of Honor World Champion. All of you, every one of you, who believe any of the statements I listed above literally make me laugh.
You see, I'm perfectly balanced. I have a chip on both shoulders. And those two chips are Michael Elgin and Jay Briscoe. What I did at Death Before Dishonor was a SERVICE to ROH. Michael Elgin and Jay Briscoe are the worst kind of athlete. They are the types of people that can't accept or realize the fact that they can not, and will not, be Number 1. They are cry babies. Instead of looking within themselves and saying "what can I do to be the best?", they point fingers and they blame. They blame others for their own failures. They blame me for being better than they are. That is why Final Battle will be the most glorious day in my entire wrestling career. After Final Battle is over I get to look at every doubter, every person who doesn't believe that I am what I say I am, and that's the best damn pro wrestler on the planet, and I get to shove it in their face. At Ring of Honor's biggest show of the year I prove to these two cry babies that Adam Cole is and always will be the true Ring of Honor World Champion.
I think back to that moment in Philadelphia, staring down at both Jay and Michael and thinking that even 6 months prior, I wouldn't have had the guts to stand up for myself the way I did. But a true champion is always learning, and fortunately for me, I have had a great mentor along the way.
In the past I have learned first hand from people like Eddie Edwards but there is one man whose opinion I value in the highest regard. A man who taught me that if I want to be the best, if I want to be the Ring of Honor World Champion, I have to take matters into my own hands. He is someone who has been all over the world and even though he never won the ROH World Title when he was an active competitor in ROH, without his advice and inspiration, I would not hold this title. He is someone who was treated unfairly by the system even though he is a real champion... he is a king. A hero to me and his extreme advice motivated me to back down from nobody.
Fortunately my friend has more time on his hands now and with Final Battle approaching, I can think of no better place for him to witness all of his teachings come to life. His return will blow the roof off of the Hammerstein Ballroom guaranteed. I invite him to come to NYC and watch with pride as I stand atop the wrestling world as THE man.
ROH World Champion
ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness announced at The Golden Dream this past Saturday that the winner of the main event between Kevin Steen and Jay Briscoe would be inserted into the ROH World Championship match at Final Battle. After multiple distractions from Cole himself, and from Maria Kanellis, Jay Briscoe defeated Kevin Steen with a Jay Driller. As promised by Nigel, Jay Briscoe will now receive his highly anticipated title match at Final Battle on Saturday December 14th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the heart of New York City.
The new Final Battle main event will see Adam Cole defend his ROH World Championship in a triple threat match against both Jay Briscoe and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin! All three men have legitimate claims to being the World Champion and they will finally clash in New York City!
Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness came to the ring to talk about ROH World Champion Adam Cole's recent concussion. Jay Briscoe and Kevin Steen confronted one another at this time prompting Nigel to add a stipulation to their match. The winner would be inserted into the ROH World Championship match at Final Battle against both Adam Cole and Michael Elgin.
ROH World Champion Adam Cole came to the ring to remind the competitors in the main event that they would be suspended if they tried to lay a hand on him. This was implemented by Nigel McGuinness due to Cole's recent concussion
Jay Briscoe defeated "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen to earn a shot at the ROH World Championship at Final Battle against Adam Cole and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin. After the match, an aggravated Kevin Steen delivered Package Piledrivers to everyone at ringside, including ROH officials.
The Golden Dream is this Saturday, the show originally was to be headlined by Adam Cole VS Kevin Steen for the ROH World Title, but Adam suffered a concussion via Top Rope Elgin bomb last weekend at GBHXII.
Adam has not been cleared to wrestle this weekend. ROH are coming up with a new main event.
Results From PWPonderings.
8-man Champions vs. All-Stars Tag Match
Team All Stars (Michael Elgin, Cedric Alexander, Caprice Coleman, Jay Lethal) def ROH Champions Adam Cole, (TV) Matt Taven, (Tag)reDRagon -
Adam Cole eliminated Cedric Alexander -
In the melee on the outside, Bobby Fish sustained a very serious laceration on the right side of his head, by his ear.
Jay Lethal went through a table
While the All-Stars were down Adam Cole & Matt Taven argue on who eliminates Caprice Coleman. Cole wins out & eliminates him
Michael Elgin was left in the ring. Nigel went over to check on Jay who tried to get back into the ring but feel back and it seemed as if Nigel made the gesture that he couldn’t continue.
Michael Elgin eliminates Kyle O’Reilly with a short-arm clothesline
Lethal came back out after being escorted to the back for the hot tag and cleaned house
Adam Cole eliminates his 3rd opponent, hitting a brainbuster on his knee to Jay Lethal
Michael Elgin eliminates Taven with the crossface
Michael Elgin eliminates Bobby Fish with a Rolling backfist, powerbomb to the turnbuckle, and 360 sitdown powerbomb combo.
Bobby Fish hits Elgin with a chair
Michael Elgin eliminated Adam Cole with a diving power bomb
Match went about One hour, 13 minutes
Jay Briscoe came down post match and argued with Elgin about who gets the next title shot.
He had a sack with him and hit Cole and Elgin with it.
Jay pulls a customized ROH title from the sack.
From NEW (New Elite Wrestling) "History In The Making" 07/10/2009.
Adam Cole takes on CORE.