Adam Cole will have a busy weekend with two big matches on his personal calendar, however it's interesting to note that even he didn't find out about the second, more significant match until the rest of the WWE Universe did.
The Undisputed ERA member will be pulling double-duty this weekend in a big way, as he is scheduled to headline the vicious War Games main event at the NXT TakeOver: War Games 2019 live special on the WWE Network tonight, only to turn around and defend his NXT World Championship on the elevated stage of WWE Survivor Series 2019.
During an interview this week with Brian Fritz of Sporting News, the top dog on the black-and-gold brand in WWE spoke about finding out about that he is going to be defending his NXT World Championship at the WWE main roster Survivor Series pay-per-view just 24 hours after competing inside the dangerous "WarGames" match.
"I found out about the match at Survivor Series officially when it got announced," Cole told Fritz earlier this week. "For a minute, when I was playing through stuff in my head, I'm thinking as NXT is invading Raw and SmackDown, maybe I'll be on Team NXT if they have a Raw versus SmackDown versus NXT match. And then to seeing the teams form, (I thought to myself), 'Okay, maybe I'm not involved in this.' Then hearing some rumblings that maybe I'm defending the championship because the Universal title and the WWE title are on the line. So, finding that out had me even more excited."
The NXT World Champion claimed he is happy to get the opportunity to prove that the title he holds is on the same level as the WWE Universal Championship and the WWE Championship by performing on the same stage when all three are defended this Sunday night at Survivor Series at All State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
"As much as I would have loved to be on Team NXT and as exciting as that is, the fact that the NXT Championship is right there with the [WWE] Universal title and the WWE title as far as being defended on that show is perfect," Cole said. "And it again solidifies the NXT Championship as one of the most prestigious in WWE today."
He concluded, "[I'm] very, very excited for this."
Check out the complete Adam Cole interview at SportingNews.com.