Adam Cole was the inaugural NXT North American Champion and the co-winner of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with O'Reilly; he was also recognized as NXT Tag Team Champion with Fish and O'Reilly, with WWE recognizing him at the time as the first ever double champion in NXT history.
After winning the NXT Championship, Cole became the second NXT Triple Crown Champion. 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.
In a recent interview with TalkSport, Cole explained WWE should have more factions: “Absolutely. I think, especially now, just seeing how attached audience members get to factions, they love when a group of guys are together and you can tell the camaraderie is there, the fun is there and they just love it.
I’ve been in factions my whole career. I was in The Kingdom in Ring of Honor, Bullet Club in New Japan and now Undisputed Era and it’s so much fun creatively for a performer, to be able to play off the guys in your group.
You don’t want too many, because then it loses its specialness. But, definitely, factions in wrestling can be a very beneficial thing”.