Former Ring of Honor Wrestling World Champion and World Television Champion Adam Cole recently appeared on The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast.
Cole on wanting to tour with NJPW: “Now that I’m back from injury, completely back in full force, I would love to get some serious tours of New Japan [Pro Wrestling] in this year. That would be my number one goal for this year for sure.” Cole said, “if I can retire and say, ‘yeah, I did everything I’d like to do in wrestling’, that would be awesome, but those goals obviously include a lot more tours of Japan, main eventing a WrestleMania, [and] being a WWE Champion, so I have a long way to go when it comes to that.”
Cole on how he would be prepared for the environment in WWE: “I’ve definitely been in a lot of scenarios where stuff is planned and stuff gets changed, whether it be a week before, a day before, or an hour before. That’s just part of wrestling, so I think I’d be prepared with that. Creatively, would it be frustrating? Maybe, but it’s all circumstantial.” Cole added, “they’re job is to create the outline for the painting and we’re going to paint it in with the best colors that we can to make it work, so we’re not the bookers or the producers or we’re not creative. Our job is to do what they tell us to do and add our own spice to it, but make it work for them, so they go, ‘okay, this is exactly where I want this story to go’.”