AEW’s Adam Cole Hails WWE NXT’s Shawn Michaels And Triple H
The former NXT Champion credits D-X for his improvement as a performer
Despite now being All Elite, Adam Cole has nothing but good things to say about his time in WWE NXT, reserving special praise for Shawn Michaels and Triple H.
Speaking with TV Insider, Cole mentioned how much of an influence the pair had on him before he became a professional wrestler, and how they helped him evolve as a performer when he arrived in NXT:
“I’ve been so open with how much of a relationship I formed with Shawn Michaels. He is an idol of mine. A guy I look at as the greatest professional wrestler of all-time. To have the chance to work under him was really cool. Triple H, as well, treated me with nothing but respect and is someone I learned so much from, whether it be things that may seem small but are a big deal in the ring or a work ethic. I feel like the pro wrestler I am today is a lot better than Adam Cole was four years ago. A lot of that is because of my time in NXT.”
Cole was part of NXT from 2017 until Summer 2021, where he became the second triple crown winner in NXT history.