Adam Cole’s Ring of Honor (ROH) exit began when he was kicked out of Bullet Club during the War of the Worlds pay-per-view (PPV) on Friday night (May 12), but it continued on into the company’s television taping on Saturday night in Philadelphia.
In addition to working with Hangman Page of his old faction, Cole also did the job in a dark match, once again putting over his Bullet Club replacement, Marty Scurll. It was after that bout the Panama City native gave his official farewell to the ROH faithful - which you can see and read below courtesy of Michael Hottle and Wrestling Inc:
@AdamColePro @ringofhonor farewell! #ThankYouAdam #AdamColeBayBay #TooSweet #BulletClub #ROH #ROHWOTW #WatchROH #ROHTV #ROHPhilly (part 1) pic.twitter.com/UdI87gGb1J— Michael Hottle (@mychael616) May 15, 2017
@AdamColePro @ringofhonor farewell! #ThankYouAdam #AdamColeBayBay #TooSweet #BulletClub #ROH #ROHWOTW #WatchROH #ROHTV #ROHPhilly (part 2) pic.twitter.com/hmJso7PKyj— Michael Hottle (@mychael616) May 15, 2017
Who's ready for story time with Adam Cole?
I fell in love with pro wrestling at the young age of nine years old and I was infatuated with guys like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock and all the countless superstars that I saw. But what really made me decide that I wanted to be a professional wrestler was Ring of Honor.
I've said this countless times and it's the truth, this place - not just the locker room, not just the camera men, not just the referees, but all of you, we are one big, giant family. The love and respect that each and every one of you have shown me is the reason I can stand before you here today nine years a pro wrestler, three times a world champion traveling the globe because you guys thought I was good enough. No matter what happens going forward, I just want each and every one of you to know that I deeply love you and Ring of Honor will always be my home. And I'll end it with this, since she's here, Mom... Happy Mother's Day!
ADAM COLE BAYBAY!!!
Now, all attention turns to what’s next for Cole?
He’s been announced for International Wrestling Cartel (IWC)’s Super Indy 16 tournament on June 10 (in addition to already booked dates next week for NEW and AIW), which could dash hopes of his showing up at TakeOver: Chicago for NXT - but it also wouldn’t be the first time a guy showed up in WWE then was allowed to finish up his indie dates.