As NXT heads off to the USA Network for live, weekly television shows, NXT Champion Adam Cole is ready for the company's new chapter.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Cole talked about NXT being on television and said he is excited to be its champion, adding that he performs at his best in high-pressure scenarios, such as live television. Cole believes that NXT is going to be a hit on the USA Network, saying it will be "the most exciting show on television."
“We have a chance to put so many more eyes on us, and we already have a chip on our shoulder because we know how good we are. Now we want the entire world to recognize that. This is the exact moment I’ve dreamed of. I perform best in high-pressure situations. I want TakeOvers, live television, and that feeling of adrenaline and energy inside my stomach—I feed off that. I’ve worked in a television environment before, but obviously live on the USA Network for two hours is a different animal. Of course there is pressure, but I’m really excited to get started on the work," Cole said.
Cole also took time to thank the NXT fans for their support and is excited for people who had never heard of or seen NXT to finally get to experience it.
"NXT is like a rock concert rollercoaster ride. The energy at our events is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of, and I’ve been fortunate to wrestle in promotions across the world. The vibe in the locker room and the energy from the crowd is unparalleled. For the fans who’ve stuck with us, they know what NXT is all about. And those who don’t know are about to experience the best show on television," Cole said.