TMZ caught up with Adam Cole recently to ask what can be expected from this Sunday’s Halftime Heat bout taking place during the break of the Rams versus Patriots Superbowl game. Cole begins by talking about the NXT as a whole, and how passionate the brand has grown over the last few years, while promising that if fans tune in on Sunday, they won’t be disappointed.
Truth be told…people tune into the Superbowl for excitement. That’s why they watch the Superbowl. Me personally…I’m not a huge football guy, but I do watch the Superbowl every year and I get into it because it’s exciting. All I’ll say on that is that I think NXT brings more excitement than anything else in the world. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…NXT is like a rock-concert roller-coaster ride. This brand, the passion that the wrestlers have, the passion that the fans have, the style that we bring to the table…I stand by the fact that you see some of the most innovative, hard-hitting, whatever you want to call it, pro-wrestling or sports entertainment on the planet. I can promise you this…if you decide to change that channel, or turn on the network, or go on WWE.COM, that 30 minutes you spend will be the best 30 minutes you’ve spent because it’s going to be a wild ride.
Cole then goes on to talk about the history between all the men competing in the match, and believes it is an outrage that he is not NXT champion.
I’ll tell you this much. The history between the six of us is a lot deeper than a lot of people think. When it comes down to it…I’m a guy who feels like I should be a champion in NXT. I think that it’s an outrage that I’m not. We have guys on the opposing team like Ricochet, Velveteen Dream, and Aleister Black who feel that for some reason they’re in the front of the line. I’m very aware that Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano have championships in NXT, but when it comes to the front of the line that’s all Adam Cole. Adam Cole is not in the back of the line anywhere.
Check out Cole’s full interview below.