Adam Cole On Triple H's Retirement: 'I Admire The Hell Out Of Him, I’m Glad He’s Alright'

Adam Cole says Triple H’s impact on the wrestling industry will never be forgotten.

For a long time, Adam Cole was the guy in WWE NXT. With the support of Triple H, as well as Shawn Michaels, Adam Cole was the longest-reigning WWE NXT champion in history and even had the support of both men when competing on Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, and WWE pay-per-view events.

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Though Adam Cole may be in AEW now, he still thinks the world of Shawn Michaels and Triple H and, in the wake of Triple H retiring from in-ring competition, Adam Cole says he's happy that Triple H is making the right decision for his family.

“I’ve made it very apparent and very clear for a very long time, both during my time in NXT and post-NXT, that I think the world of Triple H,” Adam Cole said in an exclusive interview with Sean Ross Sapp. “You brought up Shawn Michaels, I think the world of him, too. But I learned so much from him. He was a huge, huge mentor to me. So to get that news was really disheartening because I know how much professional wrestling means to a guy like Hunter. However, at the same time, his health is the most important thing. His family’s the most important thing.”

Like many in the wrestling industry, Adam Cole says Triple H’s contributions will never be forgotten and he is just happy that Triple H is healthy today.

“So I’m glad that he’s able to take care of himself and make sure he’s doing what he needs to do to get on that track. So, truth be told, with the way stuff has been going lately, I’m just happy he’s okay. Everything that he’s given to the wrestling industry and the wrestling business will never be forgotten, whether it be his in-ring career or, my God, the countless amount of people he’s influenced in NXT and the countless amount of people he’s taught within NXT. I really do, I love Triple H. I admire the hell out of him. I’m glad he’s alright,” said Adam.

Triple H officially left his boots in the ring at WrestleMania 38, surrounded by the love and support of his family. Learn more here.

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