By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
NXT Champion Adam Cole spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and was asked when he found out he will defend his title at Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series. “I found out about the match at Survivor Series officially when it got announced,” Cole said. For a minute, when I was playing through stuff in my head, I’m thinking as NXT is invading Raw and Smackdown, maybe I’ll be on Team NXT if they have a Raw versus Smackdown versus NXT match. And then to seeing the teams form, (I thought to myself), ‘Okay, maybe I’m not involved in this.’ Then hearing some rumblings that maybe I’m defending the championship because the Universal title and the WWE title are on the line. So, finding that out had me even more excited.
“As much as I would have loved to be on Team NXT and as exciting as that is, the fact that the NXT championship is right there with the Universal title and the WWE title as far as being defended on that show is perfect. And it again solidifies the NXT championship as one of the most prestigious in WWE today. Very, very excited for this.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Cole also spoke about battling a cold, life after a ladder match, being rushed to Smackdown when the crew was stranded in Saudi Arabia, and being surprised while on the set when CM Punk appeared on WWE Backstage.