Booker T Says He Would Have Adam Cole Stay In NXT A While Longer, Compares Him To Shawn Michaels

Booker T wants to see Adam Cole spend a little more time in NXT.

Speaking on his podcast, Booker T spoke on the former NXT Champion and his future with WWE's black and gold brand. The former WCW Champion and WWE Hall of Famer said if he was booking NXT, he would have Cole remain there for a little more in the wake of him losing the NXT Championship to Keith Lee at the Great American Bash.

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"If I had the book, if I had the pen, Adam Cole would stay in NXT a little while longer. Not saying that he's ready to go to the main roster or anything like that or that he's going to get lost in the shuffle, but I just think a little bit more time in NXT will only serve him a little bit better. I don't think it's going to hurt him staying in NXT... He's really a student of the game and he can teach those guys down there so much," Booker T said.

After talking about Cole's future with the brand, Booker T gave Cole glowing reviews and even compared him to fellow WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, saying that Cole could be someone that fits into that "Mr. WrestleMania" role. 

"I heard somebody say this and I agree: If Adam Cole was 6'3", he would be the Universal Champion right now. That's how good this kid is. Not to blow Shawn Michaels’ horn or anything like that, but this kid seems like he could be that next level Shawn Michaels-type guy who can go out there and be that ‘Mr. WrestleMania.’ Of course, I know it’s a different era now than it was back then, but I really look at Adam Cole and I say, ‘Man, this guy is really very talented.’ I’m going to tell you right now. I don’t say that about a lot of guys," Booker T said. 

You can check out Booker T's comments in the video at the top of the page.

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