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Adam Cole on learning about his Royal Rumble appearance

Adam Cole spoke with Sam Roberts over WrestleMania weekend. The NXT North American Champion discussed his time in the WWE so far, highlighting his main roster moment at the Royal Rumble and his debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. (Credit to WrestlingInc for the transcription)

On his Royal Rumble appearance:

I found out last minute about the Royal Rumble. Second of all, the first pro wrestling show that I ever went to was in that building. The first WrestleMania I ever watched was in Philly [WrestleMania XV], I trained to be a pro wrestler in Philadelphia, so so many things mean that much to me coming out of Philadelphia, and to be able to make my Royal Rumble debut in Philadelphia… it’s like, okay. Great career, Adam. That’s it.

On his exciting debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

I definitely made sure that I enjoyed that for what it was. My favorite part was when the music hit and the people reacted and then when I came out they reacted because I was there, and then I stood there. I made sure to enjoy it as much as I could. I had the same feeling when I debuted at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III when I ran in and attacked Drew McIntyre.

I remember thinking, ‘God, I hope they care. God, I hope they react in any capacity.’ This was the end of the event so I was just hoping that they were really interested in what was going on. Both times they haven’t let me down. Both times have been great.

Adam Cole and the rest of the Undisputed Era have run rampant on NXT since their arrival last summer. The group, now joined by Roderick Strong, look to continue to dominate the brand throughout 2018.


  • Kristopher Robinson

    Dam, the first WM he watched was WM15? Dam I feel old