Name: Adam Cole

Nicknames: "The Panama City Playboy", "The Money"(CZW)

Previous Affiliations:
Future Shock (w/  Kyle O'Reilly in ROH)

Kingdom (With Michael Bennett, Maria & Matt Taven in ROH)
DJ Hyde & Mia Yim (CZW)
Dojo Bros (With Roderick Strong & Eddie Edwards in PWX)

Mount Rushmore (With Kevin Steen & The Young Bucks in PWG)

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 210 lbs.

Hometown: Panama City, FL

Age: 23

Wrestling Debut: April 6, 2008

Florida Key (Straight Jacket German Suplex)
Top Rope Cross Body
Figure Four Leg Lock.
Corona Crash (Reverse DDT )
Panama Sunrise (Top Rope Flipping Pile-Driver)
Corona Kick
Wheel Barrel Back Stabber
German Suplex
Entrance Music: 
"Get off the Stoves" by The Stoves (ROH)
"Break Anotha" by Blake Lewis (CZW)
"Whatta Man" by Salt N Peppa

Tournaments Competed In:

  • 2009 MCW Rage Television Title Tournament
  • 2009 ​MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • 2009 ​GBW Battle Of Gettysburg (Winner)
  • 2010 ​TWA Tag Team Title Tournament
  • 2010 CZW Tag Team Title Tournament
  • CHIKARA Young Lions Cup VIII
  • World-1 5th Shinya Hashimoto Memorial Legacy Cup (Winner)
  • ​ROH 2010 Survival Of The Fittest
  • ROH 2011 Top Prospect Tournament
  • wXw 2011 16 Carat Gold Tournament
  • CZW 2011 Best Of The Best X (Winner)
  • 2011 15th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament
  • 2011 Super Indy X
  • ROH 2011 World Tag Team Title #1 Contendership Lottery Tournament (Winner, With Kyle O' Reilly)
  • Fight Club Pro 2011 Junior Heavyweight Invitational (Winner)
  • ROH 2011 Survival Of The Fittest
  • ROH 2012 March Mayhem
  • ​PWG 2012 DDT4 (With Kyle O' Reilly)
  • ​MCW 2012 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup (Winner)
  • PWG 2012 Battle Of Los Angeles (Winner)
  • ROH 2012 Survival Of The Fittest
  • PWG 2013 DDT4 (With Kyle O' Reilly)
  • WCA 2013 Race For The Ring
  • ​AIW 2013 JT Lightning Invitational Tournament
  • ​ROH 2013 ROH World Title Tournament (Winner)
  • MCW 2013 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • PWG 2014 DDT4 (With Kevin Steen)
  • wXw 2014 ​16 Carat Gold Tournament
  • ​Xcite 2014 Heavyweight Title Tournament
  • PWG 2014 Battle Of Los Angeles
  • ROH 2014 Survival Of The Fittest (Winner)

States Wrestled In:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illionis
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigin
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Viginia
  • West Viginia
  • Wisconsin

Countries Wrestled In:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • ​Mexico

Promotions Wrestled For:

  • ​Absoloute Intense Wrestling
  • All Star Wrestling
  • Big Japan Wrestling
  • Capital City Combat
  • Carolina Wrestling Federation
  • Combat Zone Wrestling
  • Connecticut Wrestling Entertainment
  • Dragon Gate USA
  • Dreams Project
  • East Coast Wrestling Association
  • Empire State Wrestling
  • Fight Club Pro
  • Fight The World Wrestling
  • Force 1
  • Future Of Wrestling
  • Great Championship Wrestling
  • Ground Breaking Wrestling
  • Horizon Wrestling Alliance
  • House Of Glory
  • Impact Championship Wrestling
  • Insanity Pro Wrestling
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • IPW: UK
  • IWA East Coast
  • IWA Mid South
  • Jersey All Pro Wrestling
  • Lucha Promotora Original Pro-Lucha
  • Maryland Championship Wrestling
  • Maven Bently Association
  • National Wrestling Superstars
  • New Horizon Pro Wrestling
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • North East Wrestling
  • NWA Ring Warriors
  • One Pro Wrestling
  • Premiere Wrestling Xperience
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
  • Pro Wrestling Syndicate
  • Progress Wrestling
  • Real Championship Wrestling
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Ring Of Honor
  • Squared Circle Wrestling
  • Tidal Championship Wrestling
  • Tri-State Wrestling Alliance
  • Xcite Wrestling
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
  • World Xtreme Wrestling C4
  • World-1
  • Wrestling Cares Association

Hello All,

I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about my childhood because to be honest, there isn't much to say. I was born on July 5, 1989, and I had a great upbringing with a very loving family and an awesome younger brother. My parents split before I was ten years old, but before that, I had my first exposure to the sport that I fell in love with...

I grew up right when wrestling, or more specifically the WWF, was beginning it's "Attitude Era." Needless to say, my parents didn't want me watching something that promoted sex and violence, so it was difficult for me to ever watch wrestling. As a matter of fact, the first time that I even saw wrestling was when I was 9 years old. I'll never forget it. 
My Mom was cooking dinner for us that summer evening, and my Dad, my brother and I were watching television. As he was flipping through the channels, my Dad came upon an episode of WCW Thunder. I watched as Mean Gene was interviewing The Giant, and my attention was immediately caught. 
I begged my Dad  to keep it on, and for some reason, he did. He went into the kitchen, and I continued to watch with my eyes glued to the screen. I remember Thunder going to  commercial, and coming back with a crusierweight tag match. As I was watching  the action, my Dad came back in and turned the TV off, saying it was time for dinner. I knew that I had lucked out, and the chances of me watching wrestling again anytime soon were slim to none. 
Little did I know that my life would  change drastically within the next couple months... 

Like I mentioned earlier. my parents had split up, so I was going back and forth between visiting my Dad and Mom. Within this time frame, I started taking Karate. I had played football the year before, but when I tried to sign up again for the  following year, I had signed up too late, so I couldn't play that year. I needed to do something that kept me physically active, and I loved watching  Bruce Lee movies with my Dad, so Karate was my next option. I really enjoyed it, and it taught me dicipline from a young age. 
I used to arrive early to go over technique, and I would always stay late to work on things that I was lacking in. One day, I had arrived early and my instructor was running on the treadmill, but he was watching something. He had taped WWF Monday Night RAW from the night before, and he and I watched 
as Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kane put Paul Bearer in a sewer.
He then asked me if I watched wrestling, and I responded with "All  the time!" In reality, the only time I had watched it was that 15 minutes of WCW Thunder, and to be honest, I just wanted to fit in with my instructor. He was someone I really looked up to, and if there was anyway I could look "cool" in  front of him, I would do it. 
He then asked me if I wanted to borrow that years WrestleMania 15 from Philadelphia, because he had taped the PPV. I said absolutely, but he told me I needed a note from my parents first. 

I went home and BEGGED my Mom to let me watch the tape, and she figured 
that if my Karate instructor was watching it, wrestling couldn't be that bad. I 
got the tape, and  the rest is history. Initially, I wanted to borrow the tape to fit in, but after  watching the show, specifically Stone Cold vs. The Rock in the main event for  the WWF title, I was hooked. I became a huge WWF fan, buying all the magazines,  the action figures, the VHS tapes. I got to go to a couple WWF house shows in  Hershey, PA which was a blast. I just couldn't get enough of the WWF. But it wasn't until Rock vs. Austin 2, that things REALLY got serious...

People had always talked to me about how they got goosebumps when they really liked a song, or a scene in a movie. I never understood what they ment. To me, it was stupid to get goosebumps when you watched something, you weren't tough. 

I was just a know it all kid who didn't know what he was talking about. I had bought the WrestleMania X-Seven VHS tape the day it came out, because I wanted to see The Rock vs. Stone Cold one more time. I watched the entire show, and then came the main event. The awesome music video hyping the match featuring Limp Bizkit's "My Way" played, and I couldn't have been more excited. "What? No disqualification when was that, when was that added?" JR said through the headset. When Stone Cold's glass broke, and 67,000 plus exploded, I had goosebumps shoot up my spine. I get goosebumps writing this. At that very moment, I said to myself, "I need to become a professional wrestler."

All through school, I knew that I wanted to be a pro wrestler. Fast forward to high school, and it was time to get ready for graduation. When everyone was deciding what college to go to or what job to get, I was worried about what wrestling school to go to. I had been going to WWE events for years at this point, and in high school, I really got into independent and international wrestling. I have so many memories and so many moments that I had experienced, so deciding where to go was a big deal for me. I had entertained the idea of going to many different schools, but when I went to CZW's Best of the Best 7, the decision was  practically made for me. This was the first CZW show that I went to, and I was hanging out behind The Arena hoping to get to meet some of the wrestlers after a great show. In that timeframe, I met DJ Hyde, who ran the CZW Wrestling Academy.  

DJ was very friendly, so I built up the courage to let him know that I wanted to  train to be a wrestler. He told me that I should come to  the school that Wednesday for a tryout. I had explained to DJ that I was still in school (a  senior in high school), and I didn't think I would be able to drive 2 hours to  Philadelphia everyday during the week, let alone pay the fee for training while  I was still in school and barely making any money at my  part-time job. DJ, to his credit, told me that if I wanted, I only had to come down once a week, and he would work with me financially. At that point, I was sold. I wanted to get in  a ring so bad, and CZW was that opening for me. 

So on November 14,  2007, I became an official member of the CZW Wrestling Academy, and my training went underway. DJ Hyde and Jon Dahmer trained me at the CZW Academy, and they were both very helpful in all their teachings. Training was very tough, as it should be. It taught me the respect that needs to be given to pro wrestling, and it made me appreciate every opportunity that I got. DJ was very instrumental in me meeting many different promoters, because anytime he had a show, I was invited along to help set up the  ring and meet many different people. I knew right from the beginning that I wanted to do all that I could to become the best wrestler I could be, and DJ saw that too. So he did all that he could to make sure that I got all the experience  that I could. I had my first match in The Arena in Philadelphia, PA on April 6,  2008 in a Battle Royal at an MBA show, and it was a complete dream come true for me...

Since then, I have been fortunate enough to wrestle over 250 matches in my 3 year career. I am currently under contract with Ring of Honor Wrestling, I have traveled overseas, and wrestled on National Television and Pay Per View. I even had an apperance on WWE TV! 

I have fulfilled more dreams in this short amount of time than I ever imagined, and I know this is just the start. Hopefully in due time, this bio will be filled with lots more exciting news and stories, but until then, I sincerely appreciate any and all support from you fans. 

This has been the time of my life, and we are just getting started. 
May 2010

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