Adam Cole was the longest reigning NXT champion in historical past earlier than dropping the belt to Keith Lee a fortnight in the past.
So what’s subsequent for the Undisputed Period star? With NXT TakeOver 30 taking place on August 22, one assumes that Cole shall be an enormous issue of their plans.
The 31-year-old did his first set of media since dropping his NXT title on the Nice American Bash this week as he paid a go to to Pat McAfee’s radio present.
McAfee had a stellar profession within the NFL earlier than retiring in 2017 following three knee surgical procedures in 4 years. Since then, he has moved into the media and been concerned as an analyst for NXT.
Throughout his position because the latter, McAfee has usually clashed with Cole and regardless of the perfect intentions right here, the identical factor was sure to occur.
As you may see from the video beneath, an intense however good natured forwards and backwards descended into rage as McAfee referenced Cole’s peak:
A typical thought in WWE historical past is that Vince McMahon likes large, bigger than life characters and that usually means they’re actually large, too.
Somebody like Cole many moons in the past wouldn’t have succeeded on the highest stage in WWE, however guys like Daniel Bryan, AJ Kinds and even Eddie Guerrero earlier than them have modified that notion.
Is that this reputable? It’s virtually definitely a ‘work’ – that means it’s staged – however even that tiny little bit of doubt has obtained the web speaking and assuming it’s a work, it’s very nicely executed.
It’s not like Cole to drop and F-bomb, neither is it like WWE to OK that.
Is that this resulting in a match between the 2? Presumably. McAfee had an unbiased match years in the past and it’s not out of the realm of believability to suppose he’s been coaching.
WWE has a protracted historical past of changing NFL stars into superstars as does the wrestling enterprise as an entire, however this would possibly simply be a method to present that Cole’s character is pissed off and he’s going in one other path.
McAfee would go on to disclose the direct messages he had despatched Cole previous to the previous champion’s look and the producer who obtained pushed additionally tweeted concerning the incident.
Cole has but to publicly remark.