According to a new report, Adam Cole hasn’t re-signed with WWE and is currently a free agent.
Cole’s WWE contract reportedly ended in July with the former NXT Champion signing a short-term extension that was originally believed to take him to the end of SummerSlam weekend. At NXT TakeOver: 36 on the night after SummerSlam, Cole faced Kyle O’Reilly one more time in what was billed as ‘The Undisputed Finale.’
O’Reilly won the hard-fought Two Out Of Three Falls match, putting his singles record against Cole in huge NXT matches at 2-1.
Ahead of the match, Cole met with Vince McMahon at the August 6th episode of SmackDown. At the time it was reported that these talks went well, with Cole in demand on both RAW and SmackDown.
It was expected within WWE that Cole would re-sign with the company but his short-term deal expired on Friday August 27th without him putting pen to paper on a new contract.
A new report from Fightful Select has confirmed that Cole hasn’t resigned with WWE and is “100% a free agent.”
“WWE sources also indicated that Cole is expected to field offers, and that he was not at Smackdown last Friday, and was not meeting with Vince McMahon as many had suspected when he cancelled his stream.”
Adam Cole signed for WWE in 2017, joining NXT alongside Kyle O’Reilly and the now released Bobby Fish. The trio dubbed ‘The Undisputed Era’ quickly set about dominating the black and gold brand. The group won the NXT Tag Team Titles on three occasions while Cole also captured the North American and NXT Championship’s. Cole still holds the record as the longest reigning NXT Champion in history with a reign spanning over 400 days.