Adam Cole spoke with TalkSport about a wide range of topics including the Undisputed Era and the end of the group.
The group was the top faction in NXT for a few years with all of them holding gold several times. However, the faction came to an end after Finn Balor beat Pete Dunne at the NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day special. WWE had Undisputed Era make the save for Balor after he was attacked.
Kyle O’Reilly helped Balor up to his feet despite their recent feud, so Cole hit a superkick to Balor then to O’Reilly. Cole and O’Reilly have been feuding since then as they worked an unsanctioned match at the NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver special. Now, they’ll wrestle each other next Tuesday on NXT TV.
“It was conflicting emotions. I had been, literally, attached to the hip to Kyle, Bobby and then Roddy my entire run in NXT. The moment I debuted I was standing beside Kyle and Bobby. Everything I had known about my time in NXT was Undisputed Era. Going in a different direction was scary. Also, it happened so fast. It wasn’t this thing that we were preparing for, it was something that fell into our laps. We had very little time to process it or think about it, but looking at it now, I absolutely think it was the right call.
Cole continued, “It’s never going to feel – especially when you have the chemistry we had – it’s never going to feel like the perfect time. However, I do think development-wise for all of us individually, it’s been really, really important. I had the time of my life in the Undisputed Era – I really, really did – but I do think it was a good call.”
Cole also talked about Roderick Strong becoming the leader of Diamond Mine, his match at Great American Bash and more. Check out the full interview here.