"I remember telling him on my first trip to Japan, 'I don't know if I'm good enough. I just feel like everyone expects me to be as good as you, and I'm worried about disappointing the fans.' Bret said, 'You know, Nattie, you're so different ...you just have to embrace that you're blazing your own trail' — and so those words have always been with me."
- WWE posted "5 things you need to know about NXT's newest Superstar, Adam Cole," including the number of current WWE Superstars he's wrestled in the past, being inspired by Bruce Lee and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and his catchphrase, "Bay Bay!" WWE also posted a gallery showing him working for ROH and other promotions. Cole made his NXT debut over the weekend at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, when he (along with Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish) took out the newly crowed NXT Champion, Drew McIntyre.