Adam Cole Becomes Longest-Reigning NXT Champion In History

Adam Cole broke a major record as the NXT Champion this week.

Cole has broken the record for being the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history, surpassing Finn Balor and his 292-reign as champion, which was the previous record. Not only is Cole the record holder for the longest NXT Championship reign in NXT history, but also for most combined days as the NXT Champion.

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After already hailing himself as the greatest NXT Champion ever, Adam Cole has something else to brag about.

Cole now owns the longest reign in the history of the title after 293 days as champion. That passes the previous record of 292 set by Finn Bálor in 2016.

The leader of The Undisputed ERA became champion when he knocked off Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV on June 1, 2019. He has since fought off the likes of Johnny Wrestling, Bálor, Matt Riddle and Tommaso Ciampa to keep the gold around his waist.

But now that The Velveteen Dream has set his sights on the NXT Title, one must ask — how much longer will Cole’s reign continue?

Cole won the title by defeating Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV back in June 2019, avenging his loss to Gargano at NXT TakeOver: New York in April 2019.

Although Cole has had the longest reign as NXT Champion in history, Asuka has the record for the longest reign of any champion in NXT, having been the NXT Women's Champion for more than 500 days.

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