WWE NXT's Adam Cole Reveals He Studies Video Game Villains For Promo Inspiration
Taking inspiration wherever he can find it
Adam Cole has revealed how he will take inspiration for his promos from video game villains, naming Handsome Jack from the Borderlands game as one of the characters he's studied.
Cole is renowned for being one of the best promos in the game right now and, as a avid video game player, the former Undisputed Era leader often finds sparks of inspiration from the characters he sees on his screen.
Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, Cole said: "I can't tell you how many ideas I've gotten for promos or from literally video game villains. There's so much content out there with so much creative content, and just different stories being told you can do anything in a video game world.
"So like there's this character, Handsome Jack from Borderlands, who is like my all-time favourite. He's the most smarmy cocky, arrogant, video game villain of all time, and I got literally, it's crazy to say this because he's a video game character, but I've studied some of his stuff before it's just amazing. People who have seen it know what I'm talking about; he's amazing."
Cole noted that there was a lot of similarities and connections between video games and professional wrestling, highlighting how many wrestlers like himself enjoyed playing games while also recognising people who like one tend to like the othe as well.
He continued: "It's true, that connection is...it's crazy. Also, if you just look at the fan base for what it is. There are so many people who are into video games who like pro wrestling as well. And then so it makes sense like you said, there are a ton of pro wrestlers who are very into video games and not just from the content creator, producing video standpoint, but like, artistically."