If he ends up in WWE, Adam Cole says he wants to start in NXT.
Adam Cole is approaching the end of his exclusive contract with RIng of Honor. In an interview with ESPN, Adam Cole gave insight to his mentality as he enters free agency. He talked about being the first to sign an exclusive contract wth Ring of Honor and how he views the landscape of professional wrestling. Cole said he does not know what he will do yet.
"For me, which a lot of people ask this, I still haven't made a decision on what I'm doing. This is the first time I'm going to check and see the interests of other companies and see where everyone else stands. Since 2010, I've been just in Ring of Honor this entire time and never even considered the options of anything else. I'm gonna kind of look out and see what everyone else has going on and what else is out there and then kind of play it from there. We'll see as far as negotiating any type of contracts, whether that be with Ring of Honor or with another company," said Cole.
He was asked if he wanted to start in NXT if he signed to WWE. Other wrestlers from the independents have started in NXT like Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Neville.
"I would want to (start in NXT) because, first of all, I'm a fan of NXT,...I think the brand is cool. I think the Takeover shows are awesome. I think the fans are great. I love the roster of guys. I think it's something that's going to be looked at as a very special time in pro wrestling, so I want to be a part of it. Secondly, of course in a perfect world if I went to NXT, I wouldn't want to be there forever; but I like the idea of going there and performing there and getting accustomed to the WWE audience and them getting accustomed to me and then eventually making the move to Raw or Smackdown. I think it'd be a lot of fun, and I think I would really enjoy working in front of that audience," said Cole.
He also talked about his Bullet Club co-members The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, including his dream matches with Omega, who he has never wrestled. Cole ended the interview by saying professional wrestling in 2017 is "crazy" in regards to wrestlers changing companies in unexpected ways.
The rest of Cole's interview can be found at ESPN.com.