Adam Cole: It Was A No-Brainer To Sign Short-Term Extension With WWE

Cole departed WWE in August

Adam Cole has opened up on the process behind discussing his future with WWE when his contract expired, saying it was a 'no-brainer' to sign a short-term extension with the company.

Cole's WWE deal shockingly expired in July but the former Undisputed Era leader penned a short-term extension until August, allowing the storyline in NXT between him and Kyle O'Reilly to come to a conclusion.

Cole would eventually decide to depart for All Elite Wrestling but says it was not a hard decision to stay with WWE for those extra weeks, because of how good the company had been to him and how much he wanted to bring the story to a rightful end.

When asked about telling WWE he would be signing with AEW, Cole told Chris Van Vliet: "I did make it very clear to them that I wanted to weigh my options and think about what I was going to do. They could not have been more professional. They could not have been cooler about it. They never pressured me. They were awesome the whole way through.

"I think what really helped is, during everything going on, there was a short extension that I ended up signing. To me, it was such a no-brainer. They didn't have to convince me, they didn't have to talk me into it. I was in the middle of a program with one of my best friends Kyle O'Reilly. It was really important to me that I got to finish that. Not just that, but because of how good they were to me that entire time. That was really helpful was far as the respect on both sides.

"Hypothetically, I could have ended up walking out and debuting on Dynamite a few days later, but there was no chance, no chance I would have ever done that. I made it very clear to them that I was going to think about what I was going to do. It was tough because I really had no idea. I couldn't communicate properly with AEW until my contract was up. At that point, I felt like it would have been foolish of me, from my own personal standpoint, to not at least wait and see what the options were. They understood that."

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