AEW's Adam Cole: WWE NXT Were Interested In Signing Britt Baker
Cole & Baker have been reunited in AEW
Adam Cole has confirmed there was interest from both WWE and AEW in reuniting him with Britt Baker on one promotion, saying NXT would ask him to let them know if she ever became available.
Cole and Baker finally find themselves working for the same promotion in All Elite Wrestling but the real-life couple were previously on opposite sides of the 'Wednesday Night Wars' as AEW Dynamite went up against WWE NXT until April 2021.
There was plenty of speculation as to if one of the duo would end up jumping to the other promotion, and who it would be, and Cole has now revealed there was interest in making that happen from both sides.
Speaking to Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Cole said: "Britt was in such an interesting spot where, because of AEW and because she's so talented, stuff blew up for her overnight. That's how it felt. She had been doing great on the Independents and had been doing well and formed relationships with other girls and other promoters and all of a sudden, here she is with this brand new company that is on fire and she's knocking it out of the park.
"I know for sure that NXT was interested in saying, 'Hey, if Britt is available please let us know,' and I know AEW was interested in me as well. It was an interesting back and forth of 'it'd be cool if you came here' or 'it'd be cool if I came there,' but we were both under contract.
"Not much we could do, but we did fantasize about those things."
While mixed tag-team matches have been rare in AEW, Cole is hopeful he and Baker can team together in the near future.
When asked when they'll be teaming together, Cole responded: "I hope as soon as possible. "We got to do a couple of mixed tags on the independents before I went to NXT. We had a blast. She's grown a lot as a wrestler. I've grown a lot as a wrestler. I'm all about it. I love it."