AEW confirmed that two of its injured stars are finally returning to television on next week's AEW Dynamite. The company announced just before the main event that The Undisputed Elite will be making its return to television, including Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly. The latter has been off TV since June to heal from a couple of nagging injuries, while Cole suffered a serious concussion during the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match at Forbidden Door and has been off TV ever since.
The announcement came right before Bryan Danielson's return to the ring for the first time since going down with an injury at Double or Nothing. Stay tuned for more updates on AEW's injury report as they become available!
Tony Khan mentioned Cole during his latest appearance on Busted Open Radio. Cole's name had been trending recently because of Paul Levesque taking over as WWE's Head of Creative, but Khan was qucik to point out he has Cole under contract on a five-year deal.
"I am a little amused that changes in the competition (McMahon leaving, Levesque taking over as WWE's booker), people think that it's going to magically change the landscape. ...Some of the narratives that I've seen (on Twitter) for the last week are really amusing me. I've got people signed here for five years and people think just because the CEO, the Chairman, the Head of Creative, those positions change in the competition, people that I have five-year contracts with are just going to magically switch teams? Good luck with that. Adam Cole is signed until about 2027 now. I wouldn't expect to see him go anywhere any time soon.
"...So just because these guys had some success under a previous administration, they're not going to magically be going anywhere else," Khan later added.