Adam Cole Says He Never Really Dealt With Or Experienced The Change In NXT

Newly signed AEW Star Adam Cole recently appeared on an episode of Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, where he discussed how he never really dealt with or experienced the changes in NXT, but that he knew it was coming.

Adam Cole said:

“Honest to god, I never dealt with it. I never dealt with the shift.” “From the time I started there to my last match with Kyle O’Reilly at TakeOver 36, we had so much creative freedom. Again, the length of the matches were super long. The promo segments we were doing, we had so much input on. I really didn’t deal with much of a change.”

“I know now, with NXT 2.0 going on, there seems to be a massive, massive change, which is fine. But I seriously, honest to god, never dealt with any of it. I never did. We had heard rumblings about the change coming. But by the time I was gone, I had never experienced or dealt with the change whatsoever. So that’s what I mean when I say that my time in NXT was flawless. Because I really never dealt with any of that. I never did.”

Adam Cole then discussed how not having the same creative freedom on the WWE main roster was his main decision that contributed to him leaving the promotion, but that he did everything he wanted to do in the WWE and he accomplished everything he wanted to accomplish. Adam Cole also discussed how his work on RAW and SmackDown turned out to be very positive experiences.

Adam Cole said:

“For sure.” “But that’s not to say that I didn’t want to do that or experience that. I want to be able to look back on my career and say I accomplished and did everything that I wanted to. And again, even I had a really short stint getting the chance to work on RAW and SmackDown, and I got to do the match at Survivor Series. All those were very positive experiences, as well. It was all crazy, and that’s a whole other story with the whole last minute thing. That was bonkers.”

“But yeah, there certainly was a fear. And it’s not because of anything other than the fact that I feel that I had known so many people that had gotten upset or stressed out about situations they had been thrown into. I’m that annoyingly optimistic person that finds the positives in everything. But yeah, that was a concern and that was something I was a little bit worried about. So far, in the thirteen and a half years I’ve been in the wrestling business, I haven’t gotten to the point where I’m like ‘I hate this. I am not having fun.’ I’ve been very lucky, fingers crossed, the entire time.”