Update On Adam Cole To NXT, WWE’s New Policy Regarding ROH-Indy Signings

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3-Time Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole

Following up on PWInsider’s report about Adam Cole signing with WWE, Sean Radican over at PWTorch has obtained new information regarding how Cole will be positioned when he joins NXT. Cole is expected to get a good push in NXT, but he won’t be the brand’s top heel any time soon.

According to the Torch, a new WWE policy is to scale back the early pushes of talent from Ring of Honor and the independent scene straight to main events in NXT.

Former ROH stars Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly both joined NXT recently and both lost to Aleister Black in their debuts. Following his return to NXT after a hot run on the independents, Kassius Ohno hasn’t had any memorable feuds to date.

That’s not to say Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Kassius Ohno won’t have successful runs in NXT – they all probably will. But it seems the current plan is to slowly build these signees instead of a mega push from the beginning.

Finally, Radican noted that Triple has a large amount of homegrown talent that he feels are ready for NXT and will be debuting on TV in the near future.