In the interview, Cole talked about how much Punk influenced him as a wrestler.
“Everyone who has followed me knows that CM Punk has been a major influence of mine, especially on the independent scene. He was a guy I looked up to and studied, and someone I really, really enjoyed watching. It was so cool to be there and see him on Backstage, and I had no idea that was going to happen.”
Cole was also asked about the possibility of Punk joining the Undisputed Era (Cole, Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly) should the former WWE Champion want to wrestle again and the odd chance of him going to WWE NXT.
Perhaps, WWE could surround Punk with the group on the main roster. Here is what Cole said:
“The Undisputed Era, the four that we are, couldn’t get any better. We’re the flag-bearers of the NXT brand, and we are perfect the way we are. I wouldn’t add a male, I wouldn’t add a female, and we won’t add CM Punk.”