Adam Cole is excited about NXT going live on the USA Network.
Cole spoke with Newsweek to discuss NXT's upcoming move to being a live show every week on the USA Network. The current NXT Champion said it only made sense for NXT to get to this point given its progression and is ready to perform live on a weekly basis. Cole added that the feeling won't be totally new as NXT TakeOver shows are also live.
"It's awesome. I've said countless times that if more people got to see and experience NXT they would be fans for life. And now we have this whole new avenue and outlet. So many new people get to check out NXT, and I'm convinced that a lot of people will watch this show on USA and go "I have to watch this every week" just for the shows that we do deliver and put on. Going live on television is a lot more of a high pressure situation, but it's something our team is ready for. We've done the Takeover events, which are live. Feeling the energy of that crowd and knowing we have a weekly live show, I'm excited man. Of course there are nerves and pressure, but more than anything else I'm excited," Cole said.
The first few weeks of NXT on the USA Network will still take place at Full Sail University, which served as the host venue for most of NXT's weekly television show. Speaking about that, Cole said it only made sense for Full Sail to serve as the home of NXT's first USA Network broadcast this year, given their shared history.
"Full Sail has so much history with us. If you look at NXT television it was born and bred there. And so many of those fans have been so supportive all along and on team NXT before many people knew what NXT was. They've been as much a part of the growth as the wrestlers have. I'm so happy that we get to do the television tapings there, because those fans have stuck with us for so long and now they get to be a part of the celebration of NXT going on the USA network as well," Cole said.