‘Good Ol’ J.R, Jim Ross, has given his opinion on former NXT Champion, Adam Cole, after the pair met at a football game.
It’s shocking to think that Adam Cole and Jim Ross have never worked together in professional wrestling. Cole has never had the honour of mining Ross’ extensive knowledge and the AEW commentator has never had the privilege of calling one of the star’s matches.
The pair exist on different shows run by two different companies even though AEW fans have often opined their wish for the leader of the Undisputed ERA to join the Jacksonville promotion where his partner, Britt Baker, plies her trade.
However, the pair met for the first time on the weekend of December 5 when they attended a football game that saw the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Cleveland Browns. Tongues began to wag when the two were pictured together and speculation ran rife that Cole was negotiating a move away from NXT.
That could not be further from the truth with Cole attending the game with Baker, while Ross was with long time friend Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.
Now, Jim Ross has explained that day on the latest episode of his Grilling J.R Podcast, telling the story of his meeting with the former NXT Champion and his thoughts on the star’s ability:
“Britt Baker and Adam Cole are a couple and they’ve been a couple for a long time. She’s still working her dental practice and they still live in Orlando. She came up to the game and she said I’m bringing Austin, [Adam Cole’s] real name. So I’m thinking, you’re bringing Steve Austin to the game? That’s great. He’s a good kid, Adam Cole. He’s a good hand no doubt and a nice young man. He really is a nice young man and a credit to our business, but it had nothing to do with business. It was a football weekend, that’s all it was. They drove up, went to the game, and they went home.”
Adam Cole recently lead The Undisputed ERA to victory in WarGames against The Kings of NXT on December 6, after months of sneak attacks and taunts at the hands of Pat McAfee.
Credit for the interview: Grilling J.R Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.