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Adam Cole on NXT being called developmental – “it bothers me”

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WWE NXT Superstar Adam Cole recently appeared on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves. The former leader of Undisputed Era discussed a number of topics during the show, including fans and critics calling the NXT brand ‘developmental.’

‘It bothers me a lot, to some extent” Adam Cole began. “I try to be glass half full in a lot of ways. Of course, there is an aspect to NXT and the Performance Center where there is developmental.”

“There are people who get hired with wrestling experience or no wrestling experience, and there is that process of hopefully getting to the point where they end up on NXT” Cole continued.

“To say that the roster of people who are on NXT every single week as far as developmental goes, I really do believe we’re on the same level as the guys on Raw and SmackDown” Adam Cole revealed.

“The process of development is something that happens all the time. I’ve been wrestling for over 13 years, and I’m constantly developing. I don’t ever want to get out of developmental. It’s so cool for me to be around guys like Shawn Michaels or Triple H or Matt Bloom”


“I’ve always kept that mentality and thought process that, if I’m not getting better every year and every match, I’ve got to get out of it. I’m proudly developing, in that sense’ the former NXT Champion concluded.

Adam Cole is set to face Kyle O’Reilly at the Great American Bash episode of NXT on USA Network next week.

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