Adam Cole reportedly signed a one-month extension in NXT so that he can tie up one last loose end at TakeOver 36.
The only reason Adam Cole has reportedly stuck around a little longer in NXT is for the sake of Kyle O’Reilly.
Not for the first time, rumors are swirling that Adam Cole’s time in NXT might well be coming to an end. Apparently, the former leader of Undisputed Era’s contract expires after SummerSlam weekend. If true, at this moment in time it remains unclear whether Cole plans on signing a new deal or if he plans on trying his luck elsewhere.
The biggest indicator that Cole could well be done with the black and gold brand is the added detail that his contract actually expired in July. However, according to talkSPORT, the former NXT Champion wanted to sign a one-month extension for a very specific reason. So that he can wrestle a rubber match with Kyle O’Reilly at TakeOver 36.
O’Reilly and Cole have wrestled two singles matches in NXT since Undisputed Era broke up. O’Reilly won the first at TakeOver: Stand And Deliver. Cole then won the rematch three months later at Great American Bash. That leaves the series tied, something Cole is reportedly not okay with. It appears finishing that series and having a definitive winner is the one loose end Cole has to tie up.
Not only does the report claim Cole wants this match at TakeOver 36, but he wants to lose it. Further evidence that Cole might well be done with the company. That he wants to do the honors on the way out the door, and he wants to do them for someone who has likely become one of his closest friends during his time in NXT. It would possibly give O’Reilly the platform to become an NXT Champion for the first time sometime very soon.
If Cole is indeed nearing his contract’s end, it seems more likely that he would leave than stay. He has done everything there is to do in NXT, and then some, and probably doesn’t like what he sees when it comes to an NXT call-up of his size on Raw or SmackDown. He has friends in AEW, not to mention his girlfriend Britt Baker, and more potential dream matches than you can shake a stick at.
Source: The Sportster