Former ROH World Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole recently spoke with Rolling Stone about various topics. Here are the highlights.
On joining the Bullet Club: I was just ecstatic when I first heard. The Bullet Club is, by far, the most influential faction in pro wrestling in years. If for no other reason, you’re seeing in the influence in WWE. They were dominant in New Japan, and got more eyes on the New Japan product from America. Just look at who has been in the Bullet Club, and whose shoes I have to fill. I was intimidated, I was excited, but it’s going to be a really positive thing for my career going forward. I’m still stoked thinking about it.
On working in NJPW: I’m stoked. It’s the most exciting schedule that you can work in wrestling, the Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling schedule. I’m excited, it’s a new challenge for me. I’m thrilled with the idea. It’ll be something new and fresh for me. There’s so many fresh matchups for me over in Japan. The one-on-one with Okada. Going against Tanahashi. One with Shibata. There’s so many matches. I’m just thrilled about it.
On if he feels pressure by replacing AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson in the group: Definitely. Those guys are incredible. The cool thing about that though, is that it forces me to be different and find something different about my involvement with the Bullet Club so that I’m not just like them. Of course the people in the Bullet Club will have similarities, and always will, but finding what I can do as Adam Cole to be different is important. And I’ve noticed that it’s pretty much just me being myself, and I’m much different than AJ Styles. We bring what we bring to the table, so this will be a cool new chapter for the Bullet Club.
Cole also talked about Ring of Honor and more. You can read the entire interview here.