Why, Adam Cole, why?
That’s what fans, and more importantly Kyle O’Reilly, wanted to know after Cole superkicked O’Reilly and NXT champion Finn Bálor at TakeOver: Vengeance Day... then followed up by dropping O’Reilly headfirst on the ring steps and superkicking Bálor again last Wednesday.
Cole closed the Feb. 24 NXT with what was supposed to be an answer. But after seeing the footage of his attack on Kyle, he had no answer. Seeing what he’d done made him sick to his stomach. He wanted to apologize, and make it right.
His Undisputed ERA partner Roderick Strong wasn’t buying it, and neither was Bálor. But when the Prince charged the ring to get revenge, Roddy stuck by his brother - even after he again laid Finn out with a kick to the head.
In Strong’s defense, he was lured in by Cole’s tears. But heel turn 101 should have told him those were the crocodile kind. And sure enough, just after Roddy told Adam he loved him and would help make it right...
Are @roderickstrong & @AdamColePro still friends? #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/rCvxrKksE7— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 25, 2021
...there was the nut shot.
Super-villain status was secured when Cole ripped the ERA dog tags from Strong’s neck, called him “stupid” and superkicked him while he was on his knees.
No, they are not. #WWENXT @AdamColePro @roderickstrong pic.twitter.com/tprIqDt0LN— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 25, 2021
#PatWasRight, but McAfee is going to have to get in line if he wants revenge on Cole, BAY BAY.
Just a terrible terrible terrible human— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 25, 2021
What a POS https://t.co/10E1AtWATH— Kyle O'Reilly (@KORcombat) February 25, 2021
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