Adam Cole spoke with Sport Illustrated's Extra Mustard section on Kenny Omega / The Young Bucks, defending the NXT North American Championship, and NXT Pre-Show Panelist, Pat McAfee. Here are some of the highlights:
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks fitting into the Undisputed Era:
"Those guys would fit perfectly in the Undisputed Era. They're exactly what the Undisputed Era is all about: cutting-edge, going against the grain, doing what they want when they want. Obviously, a lot of people know my history with Kenny Omega, and I have a very long history with the Young Bucks, and those guys would fit perfectly. It's like two peas in a pod."
Going back and forth with NXT Pre-Show Panelist, Pat McAfee:
"Pat McAfee is real quick on his feet and he's real entertaining to listen to when he talks, but every time I speak to Pat, I make sure he knows that he's in my world. This isn't a football field, and I make sure he's very aware of that every time we exchange words. Pat got a taste of that again on NXT TakeOver: Chicago's pre-show panel. As long as Pat's running his mouth the way that he does, I guarantee I'll be there to back up every word that comes out of my mouth, as well."
Being the best in the world:
"I'm not just the best in NXT, I'm not just the best in the WWE, I'm the best on the freaking planet. Part of backing that statement up is competing outside of WWE, and the North American championship has given me the opportunity to do that. I can go to a company like EVOLVE and wrestle a talent as good, as big, and as strong as WALTER and defend my championship on a non-WWE show. That's the epitome of making the North American title a world championship, one I can defend all over the world."
Cole also discussed how he got into wrestling and his NXT debut. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.