Adam Cole is rumored to be WWE-bound in the future, and if Cole had his way, he would start off at NXT.
Cole recently appeared on the Steve Austin Show and laid out the groundwork for how he would go to WWE, if he were to go to WWE. Cole's latest reign as ring of Honor World Champion lasted about two months, which further fueled rumors about Cole going to WWE once his contract with Ring of Honor expires.
“Yeah, hypothetically, if I were to go to WWE, I would like to go to NXT first; the reason being is I think, first of all, that entire system looks like a blast to me: the fans, the entire adjusting to that style, that product, continuing to find myself in the actual WWE system, and I think on top of that, the comfortability of starting in a place like NXT and potentially succeeding in a place like NXT would give me a lot of confidence if I were to go to RAW or SmackDown," Cole said. "I think the perfect idea, obviously, NXT is not the place I’d want to be my entire career. I’d of course want to get on the main roster, but the idea of starting in NXT, developing Adam Cole in WWE NXT, and then, going to a RAW or SmackDown, would be my ideal scenario.”
He said that, ultimately, he would love to have a WrestleMania moment and be with WWE.
"If I were to sit here, Steve, and tell you that I don’t want to have a WrestleMania moment someday, I’d be lying to you," Cole said. "I fell in love with pro wrestling because of WWE, so, of course, someday, if I have a chance to go, whatever that timing may be, I think that’s something I’d definitely like to do in my career. So yeah, if I had to pick where I’d like to end up, strictly based on what made me a fan of pro wrestling, and where I’d eventually like to end up, it’s WWE for me.”