Adam Cole Has More Creative Control In AEW Than NXT

Adam Cole debuted at All Out 2021 to a massive reception from the AEW fans. He previously had wrestled for a long time in NXT, winning the NXT Championship and being the face of NXT for the Wednesday Night Wars. Since debuting in AEW, we have seen the best Adam Cole yet.

While speaking on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Cole explained the difference between his time in NXT and AEW:

“I’d say, by far the biggest difference is NXT had a very hands-on approach, which is wonderful. It’s a great learning experience when you look at guys like Shawn Michaels and Triple H, who have an exact vision of where they wanted it to go, how they wanted the promos to sound, what they wanted us to say. Then as time went on, I got more freedom, I guess you can call it. Whether it be with promos and matches, because they started to trust me.”

“With AEW, it was from the beginning. No one has ever handed me a script for a promo. No one has ever told me directly how they want my match to go. You get that creative process and that freedom to do as you please. Especially if you’re someone who’s trusted fortunately, but with AEW from the beginning, I’ve been trusted. I’d say, they definitely give you a lot more stuff to play with and using your own creative process to go about things how you want to.”

Adam Cole on SiriusXM

Cole seems happy regardless of what type of style he has to work under. It’s also nice to see someone who’s left WWE speak fondly of their time there rather than being bitter. Cole will face Dax Harwood in the opening round of the Owen Hart cup this Wednesday on Dynamite.

Where did you think Adam Cole excelled more? NXT or AEW? Let us know on our socials and our site comment section.

H/T To Wrestling Inc For Transcription

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