Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole spoke with The Mirror to promote this weekend’s ROH Reach the Sky tour in the UK. During the interview, Cole was asked about joining the Bullet Club at the end of ROH Global Wars PPV in May. Cole said it has been huge for his career. “I think no doubt it’s been one of, if not the biggest things I’ve done in my wrestling career,” Cole said. Cole is glad that the live crowds have been very receptive to the group and the night he joined the group, it was the most social media interaction that he has ever had. More than winning the ROH Title or anything else for that matter. “Bullet Club was a huge thing, and it forced me even more so to step my game up, because when I’m surrounded by guys of the calibre of The Young Bucks, of Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, who is really making waves and making a name for himself right now, it’s a challenge,” Cole said. Cole thinks joining the group puts him in a position to try new things, play off of different characters and just continue to evolve his character. It has also opened the door to work in NJPW.
When asked about being among Austin Aries and Jay Briscoe as wrestlers who have won the ROH World Title twice, Cole said that it was a pretty surreal moment for him as he first won the title when he was 23-years old and didn’t enjoy that moment. But he did enjoy the moment when he won the title for the second time. “Then the reality sunk in of this pressure that I had of being the guy who kind of leads the charge in Ring of Honor, Cole said. Cole feels the pressure of being the top guy in the promotion and those who have held the title before him. “I know the position I’m being put in, and it’s something that not only am I looking forward to, I know for a fact I’m ready for,” Cole said.
You can read the entire interview here.