Adam Cole Says Him Not Being NXT Champion Is An Outrage

Adam Cole recently spoke to TMZ Sports. Among other topics of discussion, he talked about the upcoming WWE NXT special Halftime Heat and him not being NXT Champion.

On the topic of Halftime Heat, Adam Cole said fans can look forward to an entertaining thirty minutes of action if they decide to tune in on Sunday. He also praises his fellow NXT superstars’ talents, passion in the ring and similar passion from the NXT fans that has made NXT become such an exciting product.

“Truth be told, people turn in to the Super Bowl for excitement. That’s why they watch the Super Bowl. Like me personally, I’m not a huge football guy but I do watch the Super Bowl every year and I get in to 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 this 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 standby the fact that you see some of the most innovative, hard-hitting, whatever you wanna call it – exciting is what I like to call it – pro wrestling, or sports entertainment on the planet. NXT is that.

“So to get the chance to do this on such a big platform, whether that be YouTube, Twitter, Facebook,, the WWE Network,” Cole continued, “there’s a chance for more people that have ever seen NXT before to see it. So I can promise you this, if you decide to change that channel or turn on the Network, or go to, that thirty minutes you spend will be the best thirty minutes you’ve spent because it’s going to be a wild ride. I promise.”

Adam Cole thinks it outrageous that he isn’t the NXT Champion. He believes that he should be given the first opportunity for a shot at the NXT title and that Sunday’s Halftime Heat will prove that all the more.

“I’ll tell you this much, the history between the six of us is a lot deeper than a lot of people think,” Cole said. “But when it comes down to it, I’m a guy who feels like I should be a champion in NXT. I think it’s an outrage that I am not. We have guys on the opposing team like Ricochet, Velveteen Dream, & Aleister Black who feel, 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’s not in the back of the line anywhere. So these three guys can sit there and say that they deserve to be champion but at halftime heat, I’m going to show them, along with Tomasso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano, who the real champions in NXTare. I can promise you that.”

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h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.