Adam Cole: Title Match Vs Balor Will “Decide Greatest NXT Champion Ever”

Adam Cole has been quick to show credit to his opponent tonight in his quest for the NXT Championship, and has also discussed who is the bigger heel in the Cole/Baker household.

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Tonight’s NXT has a stacked line-up, with Finn Balor defending the NXT Championship against Adam Cole.

Cole has spoken to DAZN ahead of the match, and sees this as the rubber match to decide the great holder of all time for the belt.

He also believes it’s been a slow build between the pair, but now it’s really stepped up a gear.

We’ve had hints of having issues or matches and stuff like that. In the past, it’s been this very slow build towards who is the greatest NXT champion of all time because, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s always been about.

When we had our first match together, and I was the NXT champion, I beat Finn Balor. Then we wrestled each other again, and Finn Balor wins the NXT championship, and he beats me. Now we’re coming into this match, and it’s technically the rubber match to see truly who is the greatest NXT champion of all time.

I stand by the fact that Finn is one of the greatest guys ever to hold the NXT Championship. I think he was before I got there and had my record-breaking 403 day run as NXT champion. But absolutely, I think even the way this match has been promoted, people have been calling it megastar versus megastar. I do truly believe that many people view us as the one and two or 1A and 1B as far as NXT champions go.

This is just another step in the perceived ‘Wednesday Night Wars’, which may soon come to an end if NXT moves to a Tuesday.

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Cole has far more of an interest in this, given the fact his partner Dr Britt Baker (D. M. D., don’t you know) is on the AEW Dynamite side.

He discussed how they’re both pleased for the other’s success, and tune in on a Wednesday to see how the other is doing.

It’s so much excitement, especially within this household. I am her number one fan. I’m so proud of her. I am so impressed at her growth, her development, and how serious she takes this job. I intently watch everything that she does and vice versa. She’s the same with me. She can’t wait to watch Wednesday. She can’t wait to see the big championship match. She can’t wait to see what I have going on. I’m proud of her. She’s proud of me. There’s just so much support going on because a bunch of really exciting stuff is going on for both of us. 

But the big question is – who’s the better heel in the house?

This may be a two-parter. On the screen, I think it’s debatable. I think it depends. Britt does a heck of a job. At the house, Britt takes the cake. She’s wonderful. I’m sure she would say the exact same thing about me if roles were reversed. I think she takes the cake here. You don’t want to mess with her. Don’t ever want to mess with her. You never want to mess with a good woman.

Both have big weeks, with Baker involved in a six-woman tag on Dynamite along with all the other fallout from Revolution this past weekend.

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Whatever happens on both sides, it won’t be a slow news day tomorrow!

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