AEW’s Adam Cole, an often interesting guest, spoke about the time spent at NXT “I cherished my time in NXT, and I would not change a thing about the way my career has gone. I think in a lot of ways, my time in NXT made me a better performer,” he said, as quoted by wrestlinginc.
“It put me in a position where I got to learn under guys that I idolized. Like Triple H was a guy that I really looked up to, and I formed a great relationship with him and he helped me a lot. “Shawn Michaels is my favorite wrestler of all time, in my opinion, just the greatest ever.
We still have a wonderful relationship, again, we still keep in touch, and we still talk and stuff like that. He helped me more than anybody, he was just so, so helpful on so many different levels. So, definitely do not regret at all my time in NXT, I loved my time there”.
He is happy with his career and the things that have happened. “My whole career, I don’t know how this has happened. But I feel like whether it be Ring Of Honor, or CZW where I started, or New Japan, I feel like I’ve gotten so lucky in so many different ways as far as the timing of stuff that has happened.
So, to me, NXT was peaking as I was coming in,” he said. “And then I got to work with all these guys that I have known for years, and years, and years, and ended up on television, which was really cool. Now with AEW, same thing.
I feel like I am at a point where AEW is just doing this (growing) right now, and I feel like they will for years”.
Both Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly are also at AEW, and he praised them. “So, I never knew exactly what Bobby and Kyle were going to do,” he said.
“Because again, I think so highly of them, that no matter where they go, I think they’ll be successful. But, absolutely when it became an option or a possibility that maybe all of us could work together again, I was 100 percent on board with that.
But those guys had a decision to make as far as what they wanted to do, where they wanted to go, and all that stuff. I know that Kyle and Bobby look back on the Undisputed Era very fondly, just like I do”.