Adam Cole is also known for his tenure with Ring of Honor (ROH) where he became a three-time ROH World Champion and was the first wrestler to achieve this feat. In addition, he is a one-time ROH World Television Champion. Cole has also wrestled for several independent promotions, including Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he was a one-time and the longest-reigning CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he was a one-time PWG World Champion, holding the record for the longest reign in the title's history.
He is also known for his time in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) where he was part of the Bullet Club stable. In a recent interview with FOX News, Cole reflected on the growth of NXT: “NXT has grown so much. You know, before people have called it a developmental brand and now without question, it’s the third brand of WWE.
For me, even for the two years that I’ve been here it’s amazing the development of “NXT” the show and seeing how many more and more people are checking it out”. He also added: “You know, obviously with this event on Wednesday and the other promotion has an event on Wednesday, people are going to make comparisons [and] talk about both shows.
But I can tell you this — I don’t mean to speak for them, but I have a strong feeling this is how they feel because I know NXT. We’re solely focused on making sure that NXT is the best possible show that we possibly can.
And I’m sure those guys feel the exact same way. So in turn, of course, it’s exciting for the wrestling fans. They get to compare."