After MJF name-dropped Britt Baker on a recent episode of Dynamite, her partner Adam Cole has threatened to “knock him out” if he ever does it again.
The rivalry between MJF and CM Punk is quickly becoming one of the most heated feuds in wrestling today. While the pair are yet to go toe-to-toe in the ring, they’ve traded verbal pipe-bombs with an ever increasing intensity. So perhaps when such hardware is flying back and forth, it’s only natural to expect that someone might get caught in the crossfire.
That person, at least for the time being, appears to be AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker. In the first ‘promo battle’ between Punk and his rival, the former WWE Champion said that MJF had been replaced as one of the ‘pillars of AEW’ by Baker.
On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, MJF responded by suggesting that Punk only mentioned the Women’s Champion because he “wants to get in her pants.”
In addition to the name-drops and back and forth, Baker’s real-life partner Adam Cole is now also a part of AEW. Furthermore, he has unsurprisingly, not taken too kindly MJF’s recent comments. Appearing on Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker, Cole said that he only found out about the comments after the event, but promised that if MJF ever repeated the trick he’d “knock him out.”
“Funny enough, I actually didn’t hear it until afterward, I was doing something else right before and I had missed it. All I’m going to say is…everyone loves my girlfriend. What’s not to love? She’s the AEW Women’s World Champion, she’s one of the hottest wrestlers in the world, and people can’t help but talk about her. I can proudly say that I’m the one who stands by her side. She’s killing it.
I will say this if MJF ever brings her up again, I’m going to slap the taste out of his mouth. Not bothered by it, but if he does, I’m gonna hit him in the face. Not bothered at all. Proud of her. I’m gonna knock him out,”
Despite taking aim at MJF, Adam Cole dropped back out of character to praise the young star saying that it’s “miraculous” that’s he’s as as good as he as when he’s still only 25.
“I have closely followed MJF pretty much his entire career. I knew him when he was younger and first getting started. Watching him develop into the talent he’s become at the age that he is, is miraculous to me. If I was as good as he is at 25 years old, that would be unbelievable. He has done such a fantastic job in the ring, I don’t think he gets enough credit for how good he is in the ring, on the microphone, obviously, everyone knows how good he is on the microphone.
The thing that impresses me the most is his presence and confidence when he’s out there. You can’t teach that. From the way that he walks, dresses, delivers the stuff he says, he’s a fantastic performer,”
Adam Cole will be back in action on the December 8th episode of Dynamite when he backs up The Young Bucks when they take on Chuck Taylor and Rocky Romero.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.