Adam Cole recently appeared as a guest on the #Dork Podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During his appearance on the popular program, The Super Kliq member and AEW star spoke about the first time he did the “Adam Cole Bay-Bay” chant, how it caught fire with fans during his run in Ring Of Honor (ROH), the loudest one he’s ever heard and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On the first time he did the ‘Adam Cole … Bay-Bay!’ chant: “When I first did, ‘Adam Cole, Bay Bay,’ it was never intended to be like a catchphrase, or like a thing that people said. I was a heel in an independent promotion called Combat Zone Wrestling, which is like this super violent, deathmatch style wrestling, and I didn’t do any of that. I was the straight-laced regular wrestler, so I was trying to find different ways to get heat with that crowd. Again, aside from the Joey Matthews and Chris Jericho story, I used to just throw my fingers up in the air and yell, ‘Adam Cole Bay Bay.’ But, so many times during a match, it would be like 10, 11, 12 times during a match. People would just boo because it was just this arrogant heel tactic that I used.”
On how it caught fire during his time in ROH: “What happened was, I was in Ring Of Honor and I needed to take like four months off to get my shoulder, triceps, and elbow repaired. When I came back, again that beautiful thing about pro wrestling where if you’re gone for a bit, not too long, but just for a little bit, they have a chance to miss you. So when I came back, the fans were really excited and they knew that I did, ‘Adam Cole Bay Bay,’ so they started doing it then. For some reason, it has just completely caught on, and now, it’s like what I am known for in a lot of ways.”
On believing the one that happened at the AEW ALL OUT 2021 show was the loudest one ever: “I would say, probably All Out, is probably the loudest one. I don’t know if it’s because my sense were super heightened at that point because of the surprise aspect of it. But the genuine reaction, and excitement, and getting into the ring, doing it in Chicago. That one felt the loudest. But I feel like, every single week, every town that we go to with AEW, it gets louder, and louder, and louder. Arthur Ashe Stadium was unreal, that one was really loud. But, to me, the absolute loudest one was All Out in Chicago.”
Check out the complete interview at YouTube.com. H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.
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