Triple H only wrestles a handful of times a year, but if Adam Cole got the chance to retire him, he wouldn't pass up the opportunity.
Speaking to Steel Chair Magazine, Cole was asked about the possibility of retiring Triple H.
“Anybody on our roster would agree. We all idolized Triple H or Shawn Michaels as kids, and now we’ve grown up, we’re working together with them. We’re really getting to see their minds and not only how smart they are, but how much they absolutely love this job. I wouldn’t pass that up for the world, that absolutely is something that I would love to do. I know many NXT talents feel the same way, and I definitely know a bunch of fans would love it," he said.
As the founder of NXT, Triple H has heavy influence over the NXT product. By his side in most instances is his best friend and D Generation-X running mate Shawn Michaels.
When discussing Michaels' influence on the product, Cole stated, "He’s been incredibly influential. Shawn Michaels was a giant inspiration for me, not only as a young fan but as a young wrestler before I even met him. Getting to come to NXT and then working under him has been just an absolute dream come true to me. He is the greatest performer to ever do this, but he’s also one of the greatest minds, just listening to him in the way he thinks about wrestling. It kind of has restrained my thoughts in certain aspects of how I want to perform, how I want to wrestle, and things like that. The stuff I’ve learned from him has just been absolutely invaluable. I’ve said time and time again, he’s been one of my absolute favourite mentors and really helped me quite a bit. Shawn Michaels, I owe him a lot, especially for these past two years in NXT.”
Cole successfully defended his NXT Championship against Tommaso Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Portland on Sunday.
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