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Adam Cole Hopes Johnny Gargano, Kyle O'Reilly & Others Can Shine On WWE NXT 2.0

Cole hopes they can still shine

NXT has undergone major changes since Adam Cole departed WWE and the developmental brand underwent a relaunch on September 14. The Tuesday night show will be known as NXT 2.0 going forward and the show relaunched with a new set and new purple and pink lighting. Several new talents like Bron Breakker, Von Wagner and Trick Williams were also showcased alongside NXT mainstays like Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and Roderick Strong. 

Adam Cole was a major part of NXT over the last four years and the 32-year-old was the longest-reigning NXT Champion in the brand's history. 

Speaking about the rebrand with Hollywood Life, Cole hopes the likes of Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong still have the platform to showcase their ability inside the squared circle.  

"When I look at that roster of guys, I see a lot of friends. I see some of those guys as some of the most talented pro wrestlers in the entire world. I don't know what is going to happen with this new version of NXT, but my only hope is that the people that I know and the people I got to work with - like Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong, all of my friends there - I hope they get the ability to showcase how good they are," Cole said. 

"I know they have had the chance to show that the last few years in NXT, and I hope this new version of NXT puts new eyes on the talent that those guys are because - besides the fact that they are some of my best friends - I really do believe that they are some of the most talented pro wrestlers in the world."

Cole now finds himself in All Elite Wrestling, having reunited with his former Bullet Club stablemates in The Elite at All Out. He squared off against Frankie Kazarian on this week's edition of Dynamite and he will team with The Young Bucks as the SuperKliq on September 24 against Christian Cage and Jurassic Express. 

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