Former WWE star and a former NXT champion Adam Cole who is currently working on the rival promotion of WWE the All Elite Wrestling recently talked about the impact of AEW on WWE that they were forced to change the NXT.
Adam Cole had been one of the biggest names on the NXT for over four years. He was one of the fan favorites and indeed one of the biggest attractions of the NXT. He was a constant main event star in the third brand of WWE. Everyone was expecting him to be one of the biggest stars in WWE in the near future.
Adam Cole On If It Was AEW’s Impact On WWE That They Had To Change NXT
But that did not happen as WWE decided to release one of their biggest stars and not giving him a contract extension. The biggest rivals of WWE right now AEW did not hesitate to Grab one of the biggest professional wrestlers in the world of professional wrestling today. It is quite clear that Adam Cole will have a big push in his new promotion sooner or later.
But is it true that WWE had to change NXT because they’ve are feeling threatened by their newest rival? NXT was not doing very well lately. There were a lot of bindings for the previous in charge of the NXT, Triple H.
Vince McMahon has finally decided to take charge of the NXT and they are producing the show in a different way. They will be focusing more on home grown talent in the NXT from now on. There will be no more big stars from outside of WWE coming to NXT.
Adam Cole who is currently working on the rival promotion of WWE the All Elite Wrestling recently spoke to Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast where he talked about the impact of AEW on WWE that they were forced to change the NXT. He said;
“I think that’s definitely a possibility. At one phase prior to AEW, NXT really did feel cool. We would do a TakeOver, and it would be sold out, 14,000 people with the crowd rocking all night.
“It reminds me a lot of how AEW is. They’re there for every single match and every single false finish. Stuff changed obviously when AEW arrived, and AEW became the true alternative and things like that.
“Without question, the changes within NXT, or the changes in general within WWE, AEW has to play a factor to some extent.”
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