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Adam Cole On His Nervousness On A Potential Main Roster Call Up

Former WWE star and a former NXT North American Champion Adam Cole who is currently working in the All Elite Wrestling as an Elite recently talked about a potential main roster call up during his time with WWE and his nervousness about it.

Adam Cole was a huge name in the independent circuit and other promotion before he joined WWE in 2017. What in All Around The independent circuit and other professional wrestling promotions till 2017. After that, he joined WWE and he started working in the NXT. He first formed a stable in the NXT which was famously known as the Undisputed Era.

Adam Cole
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Adam Cole On His Nervousness On A Potential Main Roster Call Up

He became extremely popular in the NXT. He was the inaugural NXT North American champion, he also won the NXT Championship one time. Apart from that he won the NXT Tag Team Championship. He spent a total of four years in the NXT. It seemed like main roster call up is very imminent.

But that never happened. Imported WWE decided not to give him a contract in extension. Fans were really unhappy when they got to know that WWE wanted to take part with Adam Cole. As soon as his contract expired, he made his AEW debut during the AEW pay per view event All Out. Surely he has an amazing future in his new promotion. But it is disappointing for WWE fans that they could never see him on the main roster.

Adam Cole
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Adam Cole who is currently working in the All Elite Wrestling as an Elite recently spoke to Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast where he talked about a potential main roster call up during his time with WWE and his nervousness about it. He said;

“For sure, but that’s not to say that I didn’t want to do that and experience it. I wanna be able to look back on my career and say that I accomplished or did everything I wanted to and again, even I had a really short stint where I was getting the chance to work on SmackDown and work on Raw and I got to do the match at Survivor Series and all of those were very positive experiences as well.

Adam Cole
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“It was all crazy and that’s a whole other story with the whole last-minute thing. That was bonkers. All of it was very positive. But yeah, there certainly was a fear and it’s not because of anything other than the fact that I feel like I had known so many people who had gotten upset or stressed out by situations they were thrown into, which again, I’m like that annoyingly optimistic person that finds the positive in everything.

“But yeah, that was a concern and it was something I was a little bit worried about because so far, in the 13-and-a-half years that I’ve been in the pro wrestling business, I have not gotten to a point yet where I’m like, ‘I hate this. I am not having fun.’ I’ve been very lucky, fingers crossed, the entire time.”

H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet Says NXT Rebranding Will Be A Good Change

WWE star Franky Monet who was previously known as Taya Valkyrie on the independent circuit, Impact wrestling and other promotions recently said that the change and rebranding of NXT will be a good thing and it will boost up NXT as well.

NXT had been a flagship show of WWE for quite a time. It is being used as the development territory, rather the third brand of WWE. NXT was started back in 2010. At first, it was more of a reality show for Talent Hunting. After two years WWE started to run it as as a brand like RAW and SmackDown. At first it was mostly used as the development Territory of WWE.

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet Says NXT Rebranding Will Be A Good Change

Slowly it became the third brand of WWE next to RAW and Smackdown. Big names from all around the world started to join the brand. The NXT Championship started to be treated as a worthy World Championship at a time. There are big names such as Adam Cole, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Robert Roode and many other big names held the Championship.

But the show could not progress much after it got competition from the newest rival promotion AEW. They were trying really hard to keep themselves in the competition, but they were feeling almost every week. From this week, Vince McMahon finally took charge of the brand and it looks like Triple H lost his control over it.

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet who was previously known as Taya Valkyrie on the independent circuit, Impact wrestling and other promotions recently spoke to where she said that the change and rebranding of NXT. She said;

“I am excited about this! I know that people don’t like change, but I feel that this will be a good change and we are going to see a new evolution on the NXT brand.

Franky Monet
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“We have a ton of talent that are working on the daily in order to be prepared to be in NXT TV, so I think that the change will be good for the brand.

“I love the new colors on the logo and everyone should be excited for this Tuesday. We will see a new era.”

H/T to  Fightful

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet On Her Amazing Experience Of Roddy Piper And Lance Storm

Current WWE star Franky Monet who was previously known as Taya Valkyrie in the professional wrestling promotions in which she worked before recently talked about her experience on working with professional wrestling legends Paul Heyman and Roddy Piper. She addressed her experience working with them as “World of Hurt.”

Franky Monet made her debut against a trainee jobber named Cora Jade. In a short booking, Monet completely dominated her opponent. It looks like WWE has big plans for the indie sensation.

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet On Her Amazing Experience Of Roddy Piper And Lance Storm

Franky Monet went by the name of Taya Valkyrie in her previous run. She worked in the promotions like Lucha underground, AAA and Impact wrestling. She is one of the longest reigning TNA knockouts champion too.

Fans who know about her are extremely glad to see are in the biggest promotion in the world right now. Finally, she has made a mark. And by the way WWE made her promo packages and the way she got booked in her matches so far, it looks like WWE is planning a main event push for her.

Franky Monet
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Franky Monet who was previously known as Taya Valkyrie in the professional wrestling promotions in which she worked before recently spoke to Fightful where she recently talked about her experience on working with professional wrestling legends Paul Heyman and Roddy Piper. She said;

“The first season was with Lance Storm and I had literally been wrestling maybe three months when I did that. My debut was on television. Let’s not go back and look at the tape [laughs].

Franky Monet
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“It was on TV, a Canadian reality show with a school set up. Then season two, which was like six months later, was with Roddy Piper, which was incredible.

“It’s so crazy to think about all these people that I have gotten the opportunity to learn from. That was just one more of them.”

Kevin Owens
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Kevin Owens On The Importance Of His NXT Run

Former WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens who is also a former two time WWE Intercontinental Champion recently talked about his NXT run. He also talked about his importance of the NXT run during his previous days in WWE.

Kevin Owens started his professional wrestling career back in 2000 at the age of 16 only. He travelled all over the world of professional wrestling before joining WWE in 2014. You was one of the biggest stars in the history of Ring of Honor. He won almost all the possible championships in ROH.

Kevin Owens
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Kevin Owens On The Importance Of His NXT Run

He was instantly treated as a main event star in the NXT and he spent one year in the brand. In 2015 he joined the main roster and he instantly had a feud with John Cena. In his first match he defeated John Cena at the Elimination Chamber pay per view event of 2015 and his victory was clean which was a huge shocker to the fans.

He also won the WWE Universal Championship at one time by defeating Roman Reigns. He was portrayed as a constant main inventor in WWE at one point. Currently he is playing a mid card role in Friday night Smackdown and he is going pretty well. Hopefully he will be pushed to the main event status soon.

Kevin Owens
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Kevin Owens who is a former two time WWE Intercontinental Champion recently spoke with Darren, Daunic, and Chase where he talked about his NXT run. He also talked about his importance of the NXT run during his previous days in WWE. He said;

“It was really crucial because even though I was only there for a few months really – I was 15 years in when I got to NXT after signing with WWE, so I had a good bit of experience already.

Kevin Owens
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“But NXT and the Performance Center, where you start honing your craft and learn the WWE way of doing things, that building and NXT as a brand, it’s all about developing skills and talent and giving them a new level of skill. Guys like Dusty Rhodes, and Robbie Brookside, and Terry Taylor – there’s so many great coaches there.

“So even there I was only there for eight or nine months, I really benefited from being there and learning from those guys so once I showed up on RAW, I went toe to toe with John Cena immediately. Those few months there were crucial in getting ready for that. It was very important to my career.”

H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe Talks About Losing Passion

Former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Alexander Wolfe who is a former WWE star and a member of the disbanded stable Sanity recently talked about losing his passion due to the covid-19 pandemic and other issues.

Alexander Wolfe joined WWE back in 2015. He spent one year on the Independence circuit before he was signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment. As soon as he joined WWE, he was made a part of this famous NXT stable Sanity. Along with Eric Young Killian Dain and Nikki Cross, they rocked NXT for quite a while.

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe Talks About Losing Passion

In 2018 Sanity was given the bigger boost as they were given a chance to sign on the main roster. Fans were really excited to see the Sanity on the main roster. But it did not work very well on the main roster. It was a big time failure which something fans did not expect at all.

In 2019, the stable was disbanded and their leader Eric Young was released from the promotion. After that, Alexander Wolfe was given another chance after he joined the newly formed NXT UK stable Imperium. He went on quite good for two long years then he was finally released from WWE contract last week.

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe who is also a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet where he talked about losing his passion. He said;

“Losing the passion is sometimes someone telling you something isn’t going to happen.  But it’s not necessarily their fault.  With Covid, they had big plans for everything, but then they had to switch plans.

“Right now we have to follow the protocols.  If someone gets tested positive, then we can’t do the story.  After 7 weeks, the story is not good anymore.  It’s a passion killer but nobody’s fault.  What I think is their fault is making empty promises, especially during my time at SmackDown.

Alexander Wolfe
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“They made a lot of unrealistic promises which never happened, but they always tried to keep you positive.  In Germany, we have a very honest way of doing things.  We don’t beat around the bush.  But it was a case of someone saying, ‘I was in a meeting, and somebody in that meeting said that you were sh*t.’

“Ok, now I have to follow the lead and best case, go to that guy.  But they don’t want to be honest with you because it’s not professional.  Also, things like, ‘Don’t worry, everything is fine.’  Like when we lost our debut match they said that and people will forget.  But it’s the internet.  No one forgets.”

H/T to WrestleNews.co for the transcription

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Chris Jericho Says AEW Was Never Obsessed With Beating NXT

Former WWE star Chris Jericho who is also the inaugural AEW World Champion recently said that AEW was never obsessed with beating WWE NXT in TV ratings. AEW which is the more successful show that the promotion right now is beating NXT in ratings almost every week.

Recently in the AEW All Out pay per view event, we have seen some of the excellent matches and some greatest debuts in professional wrestling history. Ruby Riott aka Ruby Soho made her AEW debut. On the main event segment of the night, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson also made their debuts. We were the biggest names in WWE who have decided to join their Rival promotion.

Chris Jericho
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Chris Jericho Says AEW Was Never Obsessed With Beating NXT

We have already seen the major ex wrestlers from WWE joining AEW. Tony Khan got everyone he could from WWE. The biggest shock had to be CM Punk joining the newly formed promotion. He is indeed one of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling, and him joining the promotion gives them a huge boost against WWE.

AEW has already launched in new weekly show called Rampage we should be telecasting against WWE Friday Night SmackDown. With the quality the show is offering, soon it will be a more superior show than SmackDown.

Chris Jericho
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It is quite confusing what is WWE trying to do right now. They are letting most of their big names go, der booking bad segment and matches. Sometimes it feels like they were intentionally losing to AEW.

Chris Jericho who is the inaugural AEW World Champion recently spoke on Busted Open Radio where he said that AEW was never obsessed with beating WWE NXT in WWE rating. He said;

“Obviously, it’s a victory, and it’s a huge victory. The difference is that we weren’t obsessed with winning, losing, whatever it was.

Chris Jericho
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“We were obsessed about was putting on the best show we could, and we couldn’t worry if WWE was gonna put NXT on or if NBC was going to resurrect the Beatles. Whatever you’re going to do, we can’t focus on that.

“We can’t worry about it because we’re too busy worrying about our own show. We’re too busy worrying about putting on great stories and great matches in the middle of a frickin pandemic so when we won the war and won handily, of course it was the end of NXT because that was kind of the whole idea was put them against us, build them as a huge third brand, and then move on.”

H/T and transcribed by Fightful

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe Reveals How NXT Coaches Inspired Him

Former WWE star Alexander Wolfe who is also a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently talked about his time in the NXT and he also said how much he got influenced by the coaches of the NXT.

Alexander Wolfe joined WWE back in 2015. He spent one year on the Independence circuit before he was signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment. As soon as he joined WWE, he was made a part of this famous NXT stable Sanity. Along with Eric Young Killian Dain and Nikki Cross, they rocked NXT for quite a while.

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe Reveals How NXT Coaches Inspired Him

In 2018 Sanity was given the bigger boost as they were given a chance to sign on the main roster. Fans were really excited to see the Sanity on the main roster. But it did not work very well on the main roster. It was a big time failure which something fans did not expect at all.

In 2019, the stable was disbanded and their leader Eric Young was released from the promotion. After that, Alexander Wolfe was given another chance after he joined the newly formed NXT UK stable Imperium. He went on quite good for two long years then he was finally released from WWE contract last week.

Alexander Wolfe
Alexander Wolfe. Image Credits: Twitter

Alexander Wolfe who is also a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet where he talked about his time in the NXT and he also said how much he got influenced by the coaches of the NXT. He said;

“Specifically for me, it’s not that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, but sometimes somebody telling me not to do something because it’s not right or not good. But the good part is you never stop learning.

Alexander Wolfe
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“When I watch back matches from 2015, I hate myself. You evolve as a performer and learn new techniques being around amazing coaches like Shawn Michaels, William Regal, Bobby Brookside, Fit Finlay, and Norman Smiley.

“Finlay is amazing. He is the guy to go to if you want to learn how to wrestle the proper way and learn the European style. Shawn teaches you the psychology and how to get people involved in the match, get it in the right order, and get the most out of the match. Being able to do that and not think about it too much.  I’m forever grateful.”

H/T to WrestleNews.co for the transcription

Tommaso Ciampa
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Tommaso Ciampa Is Excited For The Changes Coming To NXT

Former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa who is also a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently expressed his excitement for the changes coming to the NXT. It is rumored that Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard will start producing the yellow brand of WWE.

As it is known to all, Tommaso Ciampa is in the WWE NXT since 2015. But it is not known by many fans that he had a small run in WWE back from 2005 to 2007. He wrestled in some dark Matches and in a number of episodes of Velocity. He mostly worked as a jobber. He even appeared as the lawyer of Muhammed Hassan during the rivalry between Hassan and the Undertaker in 2005.

Tommaso Ciampa
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Tommaso Ciampa Is Excited For The Changes Coming To NXT

He was released by WWE in 2007 and he spent almost a decade on the independent circuit. During his spell on the independent circuit, he won a lot of Championship from different independent promotions. He was a very famous name on the Indies.

After coming to WWE in 2015, cheapest teamed up with Johnny Gargano. Together they were known as DIY. After working together for couple of years, Ciampa turned heel and started working alone. He won the NXT Championship one time during his singles run. Currently he is involved in the Tag Team division along with his Tag Team partner Timothy Thatcher.

Tommaso Ciampa
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Tommaso Ciampa who is also a former WWE NXT Champion recently spoke to Fightful where he expressed his excitement for the changes coming to the NXT. He said;

“It’s exciting. Change, sometimes, is for the best. Everyone has been keeping a tight lid on it and I don’t know what to expect. I believe the first live show will be (September 14) with whatever the new look and image is.

Tommaso Ciampa
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“The overall feeling seems to be excitement. It’s new, different, fresh, and at the same time, it’s the same. NXT is NXT. Same roster, same group of guys and girls in the back who will go out there and give their best.

“Same people behind the scenes. It’s hard to say right now, if it’s just a new paint job or what it is, but it’s exciting at the very least. Everything about it right now, it’s been exciting. Ever since I got to the company and started, it’s been an exciting journey.

“Not too much has changed for me. There is definitely a lot of noise out there, but for me and my life and day to day, I just do the work and let the chips fall where they fall.”

Sasha Banks
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Sasha Banks On His Classic Match With Bayley From NXT Takeover Brooklyn

WWE star Sasha Banks who is a former six time WWE Women’s champion recently talked about her classic match against Bayley from NXT Takeover Brooklyn pay per view event from 2015.

As mentioned above this Classic match took place at the NXT takeover Brooklyn pay-per-view event and it was aired in the year 2015. It was the time when NXT was trying to build himself as big as the main roster shows and there were not enough big names featured on the show as the only big name back then were Finn Balor Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

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Sasha Banks On His Classic Match With Bayley From NXT Takeover Brooklyn

Undoubtedly the match between Sasha Banks and Bayley was the best match of the event and this match between the duo is still considered as one of the best women’s matches in the history of NXT. Bayley defeated Sasha Banks to win her first NXT Championship in this event.

This is however not the only match that took place between these to former women’s champions. They faced each other so many times even on the main roster, maybe there were some better matches between the duo than this match as well, but this match will always remain special for so many reasons.

Sasha Banks who is a former six times WWE Women’s champion recently appeared on Rasslin with Brandon F. Walker where she talked about her classic match against Bayley from NXT Takeover Brooklyn pay per view event from 2015. She said;

Sasha Banks
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“That has to be, definitely one of my top five matches of all time. Because of what I wanted to leave on the table at the time. I wanted fans to be like ‘that was the greatest women’s match of all time.’

“I wanted people to talk about it, because I was being called up to the main roster. I was on the main roster for two months and I wanted to show not only WWE but the women that we can do it just like the men. No matter what, no limits to it. And it’s crazy that to this day, for that match, that’s the number one match where fans come up to me and say ‘thank you, that got me into wrestling. Thank you, now my mom wants to watch it. Thank you, now my daughter wants to be a wrestler.’

Sasha Banks
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“It’s just like ‘what?! I can make people feel that way from something I love and just from my work and the passion I put into it?’ It’s so cool. It’s definitely one of my top five. But in terms of recent memory, I think Hell In A Cell with Bayley was definitely one of my favorite matches.

“Just because what a brutal match (it was). I was so nervous going in just because the year before, that match destroyed me. And just like, me and Bayley’s chemistry is like no other. She is someone that I trust so much in that ring that we don’t even need to talk.

“Definitely don’t need to talk in something so dangerous like that type of match. I know that she has me no matter what, whatever type of match we have together.”

H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.

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Beth Phoenix Says She Loves To Put Over Young Talents On Commentary

Three times WWE Women’s Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix recently said that she loved to put over young talents on commentary. Phoenix is working as a full time commentator in the NXT for the last two years.

Beth Phoenix did not have a very long career in professional wrestling but in this short amount of time, she became extremely famous among the fans. She started her professional wrestling career back in 2001. After she completed her training, started working on the independent circuit.

Beth Phoenix
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Beth Phoenix Says She Loves To Put Over Young Talents On Commentary

She spent four years on the independent circuit. During her independent circuit run started training in WWE. She joined Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2004, it was the development Territory of WWE back then. After spending two years on the Ohio Valley Wrestling, she joined the main roster in 2006.

From the very first day of her main roster career, she had been portrayed as a very strong force. She worked on various storylines during her time in WWE. She only had a run of six years in the main roster of WWE, what in these six years, made a permanent mark for herself.

Beth Phoenix
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She left WWE in 2012 and did not work in ring since then. WWE inducted into the Hall Of Fame class of 2017. She is now working as a full time NXT commentator. She is doing her commentary role for last two years, and she is doing it excellently.

WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix recently appeared on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast where she said that she loved to put over young talents on commentary. She said;

Beth Phoenix
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“Every week, I can tell you how awesome Indi Hartwell is and tell you ‘look at Shotzi Blackheart’s improvements’ and help all the talent weekly on commentary. In that respect, I love commentary because I feel like I’m contributing in a positive way. The in-ring stuff, I don’t know what the future brings.

“I don’t write off anything or close any doors. If there were something that WWE is interested in doing, I would love to say goodbye and high-five somebody and give them an endorsement from a Hall of Famer. Who wants to retire a Hall of Famer?”

H/T and transcribed by Fightful

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