Adam Cole Believed to Have Suffered Concussion at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

Adam Cole was hurt prior to the finish of the IWGP World Title bout at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV and was checked out by medical personnel. Cole’s injury is “believed to be a concussion,” according to Bryan Alvarez of, but no additional specifics were revealed. AEW President Tony Khan addressed the issue during a press conference following the PPV.

Khan said:

“Yeah, I think Adam Cole will be okay. He was in the match. It was a very physical wrestling match and he was pinned in the match. The timing of it wasn’t [right]. It may not have looked when people expected it to happen but that’s when it happened. He’s gonna be okay long term, but probably if he couldn’t continue wrestling it made sense [to end the match]. I think if you can’t keep fighting there’s discretion is a better part of valor. I think long term he’ll be okay.”

Here is fan cam footage from the end of the match:

(h/t to for quotes)