AEW superstar Adam Cole recently spoke with Stephanie Chase about his girlfriend and former women’s champion Britt Baker, and how he still gets nervous when watching the DMD wrestle because he cares about her safety. Cole also discusses how much he enjoys traveling with Baker, and hanging with her backstage at AEW events. Highlights from the interview are below.
How he gets nervous watching Baker wrestle because he loves her:
“This is a real thing — it’s interesting when you’re in there with someone that you love so much. You do worry about them more than normal. Like when Britt wrestles in a big match, like the cage match she had with Thunder Rosa. I get more nervous for that than my own stuff. I still get very nervous for my own performances. But when it’s someone that you care about and you worry about their safety and all stuff, I’m back there just pacing and watching the whole time.”
How much he enjoys traveling with Baker and hanging with her backstage:
“So being in there, in the ring with her, and watching her, like if something looks like it was a nasty fall or whatever, I try my best to stay in that Adam Cole zone of not thinking about anything else other than the match. So yeah, I’d say the biggest negative if you wanna call it one, is just I worry about her more. But other than that, it’s a positive across the board. We get to stay in the same hotel, we travel together, I get to hang out with her at TV all day. It’s great. It’s exactly what you would want if it’s someone that you really love to spend time with.”
Recalls Baker’s Lights Out Unsanctioned match from 2021:
“I think it was definitely harder not knowing. I was kind of waiting to hear how it went. Because I hadn’t even gotten to see it take place live because this was at a point where stuff was pre-taped because of the pandemic that we were in. So I was just waiting, I had my phone, and I’m just staring at it, just waiting to get the info. And fortunately a good friend of mine, Jeff Jones, immediately FaceTimed me to let me know that she was okay. But yeah fear of the unknown to me is always worse. I have a crazy imagination so being there was much easier than not being there.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)