Adam Cole opens up about dealing with self-confidence issues

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He touched on what he loved about the heel character he portrayed on-screen. 

Adam Cole is two months into being back in in-ring competition for AEW. He is 3-0 since coming back and his latest win came at Double or Nothing where he defeated Chris Jericho in an Unsanctioned match via referee stoppage. 

For episode #62 of the Swerve City Podcast, Cole sat down with Swerve Strickland and Teasy to discuss getting back into the swing of things at AEW among other conversational topics. 

One of those topics that Cole dove into was sharing that he deals with self-confidence issues. He touched on the heel role he portrayed and how much he enjoyed that. He stated that it’s vastly different from who he is off-screen. 

For me, certainly, I think lots of times I battle with — and Shane (Swerve Strickland), I don’t know if you agree with this or not but I definitely have some self-confidence issues, even to this day, after doing it for 15 years. I think part of the Adam Cole character as a heel that I enjoyed so much is I was this cocky, brash, no one can touch me, I am the best in the world character that is so not who I am as a person. It’s like when I walk through that curtain, it was like I felt invincible for a second and then you walk back through and again, I think at the end of the day, it comes down to because I care and we care so much about this job that you wanna be perfect and you’re constantly chasing that perfection of whether it’d be matches or promos or what have you, you wanna be the best. You really, really do so I think I’m still growing and learning as time goes on but early on, it was such an internal battle constantly of being able to balance that act between always wanna better yourself and not absolutely tearing yourself apart for feeling like you’re not perfect if that makes sense.

On the May 31st episode of AEW Dynamite, Cole is going to be tagging with Britt Baker to take on Chris Jericho and Saraya. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Swerve City Podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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