Adam Cole says, right now, he's better off alone.
Undisputed ERA has carried the load for NXT since their debut in 2017 but now, Adam Cole has dismantled the group following attacks on both Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly. Despite this, Cole says the group isn't finished until he says so.
Speaking with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Adam Cole commented on the possibility of adding new people to the group and creating a new version of Undisputed ERA. Ultimately, Adam says that he wants to spend some time as a solo act, feeling that is the best way to accomplish his goals right now.
“At the end of the day, Undisputed ERA was established to make Adam Cole the NXT Champion. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong, they might have different beliefs on what the group was all about. But at the end of the day, that is what Undisputed ERA was built on.”
He continued, “So if I can find people who I think are suitable, if I can find people who I think will help me accomplish what I want to accomplish, I mean, never say never. Especially in this job. But right now, I feel like it’s in my best interest to get what I want to get and do it by myself. But absolutely. I think that’s definitely a possibility.”
Also, Adam Cole has commented on the overall standing of the group, telling DAZN in a separate interview that when they were firing on all cylinders, there was no group better.
“I do think that when we were firing on all cylinders, I really do think we were special. Especially when you look at the relationship that all of us had, the backstory considering the fact that we had known each other for a really, really long time. I do. I feel like at one point when we had all the championships, we were having high-profile matches all over the card. When we were together, it truly was like a brotherhood. So I do absolutely stand by the fact that I think as far as the modern era of pro wrestling goes, I do think we were one of the greatest factions ever.”
Following Kyle O'Reilly returning on the March 10 episode of NXT, it appears the group is definitely finished, at least for now. Check out our live coverage of NXT here.