Adam Cole talks fulfilling the prophecy.
When NXT goes live on USA on Sept. 18, Undisputed Era will have a chance to rule the brand as Roderick Strong challenges Velveteen Dream for the NXT North American Title. The quartet already holds the NXT Title (Adam Cole) and Tag Team Titles (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish), with only the North American Title missing from their collection. Speaking to Comic Book, NXT Champion Adam Cole discussed Strong's opportunity to fulfill the Undisputed prophecy.
"I think that was just something that I just said at one point where I talked about how I wanted Undisputed Era to have all the gold, and it was something that kind of just stuck, so it's something that we've gone with kind of ever since then," Cole said. "We've been adamant about saying, 'Undisputed Era needs to get all the championships,' and it just fits for our group. You know the tagline 'Shock the system?' Now, that's evolved into wanting to have all the championship gold. I just feel like it's a natural progression for the Undisputed Era and the next thing that we would say that we're going to do."
Undisputed Era started as a three man group with Cole, O'Reilly, and Fish coming together in August 2017. Strong was added to the group in April 2018 and the stable has run roughshod over NXT ever since.
"As far as I'm concerned, the original game plan was just myself, Bobby, and Kyle," Cole said. "As a matter of fact, they felt very strongly about making sure that no one else got added to the group, and then there came a time where the idea started getting thrown around about adding Roddy into the group.
"And I remember the three of us talking and saying, 'Gosh, if we're going to add one guy, it needs to be Roddy.' He just fits so incredibly well in the group. I feel like the group was good. The group was really good with the three of us, but I feel like it's perfect with Roderick in there, just the four of us, the way we play off each other. Many people know the four of us have known each other literally for 10 years. We're all incredibly close. We talk every single day. We're legitimate close friends. We travel all the time, so to have him added to the group I really feel like took the group of the Undisputed Era to the next level for sure, for sure."
While Cole doesn't sound keen on adding a fifth member right now, he is on record as saying the group would make room for Kevin Owens, should he want the spot. Owens was recently "fired" by Shane McMahon on SmackDown and teased showing up in NXT.