It has been speculated for the last couple of months that former ROH World Champion Adam Cole is set to join the WWE.
The recent issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has confirmed this rumour yet again and claimed that Cole is indeed “on his way” to the world ‘s biggest promotion.
However, it has been pointed out by stillrealtous.com that acquiring Cole’s services has not been a cakewalk for WWE and if it weren’t for ROH, Cole would have been listed on WWE’s roster page already.
For quite some time now it’s been believed that Adam Cole is WWE bound, but Cole has experienced some setbacks. WWE reportedly contacted the tag team War Machine earlier to let them know that they would have contract offers waiting for them when their ROH contracts expired, and WWE received legal threats from ROH.
Back in April when he was asked about signing with WWE, Adam Cole noted that he would like to work in NXT before going to the main roster.
“I would want to [start in NXT] because, first of all, I’m a fan of NXT,” Cole said. “I think the brand is cool. I think the Takeover shows are awesome. I think the fans are great. I love the roster of guys. I think it’s something that’s going to be looked at as a very special time in pro wrestling, so I want to be a part of it. Secondly, of course in a perfect world if I went to NXT, I wouldn’t want to be there forever; but I like the idea of going there and performing there and getting accustomed to the WWE audience and them getting accustomed to me and then eventually making the move to Raw or Smackdown. I think it’d be a lot of fun, and I think I would really enjoy working in front of that audience.”
Adam Cole is an exciting talent who possesses both, adept in-ring acumen and proficient mic skills. WWE would be very lucky to get their hands on the young wrestler as he has proved on multiple occasions that he is indeed capable of performing on the biggest stage.
One could argue that Cole is good enough to debut on the main-roster right away.