Adam Cole is one of AEW’s latest signings, and he recently spoke about his contract negotiations with WWE. Adam Cole was a very popular NXT superstar, and he was well-known for his incredible run as the NXT Champion. He was present on Talk is Jericho to speak with Chris Jericho, who is also one of the top superstars in AEW right now.
Chris asked Adam whether being a part of the main roster was part of his WWE contract or not when he signed.
Adam Cole Speaks About His WWE Contract Negotiations
“That was the pitch from the gate,” Cole revealed.
“I did have a meeting with Vince that went really well. It was a 30-minute convo, which was cool. I’ve only talked to him for maybe two or three minutes prior to that. I got to work the Survivor Series event, and he wanted to talk to us afterwards.
He was really happy with the match but had no real conversation with him before. “That was the first time, but it was really cool. He was very complimentary, very nice, but yeah, the idea was for me to go to RAW or SmackDown and not stay in NXT just because I had been there for so long, and I think they knew, as much as I do love NXT, I was ready to, if I stayed in WWE, to take that step of going to RAW or SmackDown”.
According to Cole, he also wanted to keep his Twitch account active as part of his contract terms. There were also rumors about WWE wanting him to be Keith Lee’s manager. Adam admits he never heard about it. “It was funny because apparently, there were a lot of ideas, but they were very vague on what exactly they wanted to do,” Cole noted.
“This is interesting too because I remember when I first had the conversation, they had mentioned something about ‘maybe we’ll do a name change or maybe we’ll change your look a little bit.’ So that scared me a little bit just because I’d spent nearly 14 years as Adam Cole, and then our latest conversation, they were definitely more open to me being me and being myself and stuff like that. They could tell I was not too thrilled about the idea”.
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