Adam Cole is slated to become one of the top babyfaces on the WWE NXT brand. On Wednesday night’s episode of NXT, Adam Cole defeated Austin Theory in singles action. PWInsider reports that this was the beginning of Cole being shifted into a babyface role for the NXT brand.
WWE began slowly teasing Cole’s babyface turn shortly after his loss to Finn Balor for the vacant NXT Title at Super Tuesday II on September 9th. This was Cole’s first match since that loss to Balor. The current plan is for Kyle O’Reilly to also shift into a full-fledged babyface role on the NXT brand. O’Reilly is set to challenge Balor for the NXT Title at TakeOver 31 on Sunday.
Wednesday night’s show also featured multiple instances where Cole praised O’Reilly and predicted a title win for him at NXT TakeOver, adding that O’Reilly will shock the world against Balor. O’Reilly also gave some praise to Cole during his sit-down face-off with Balor, which was moderated by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.
The rest of The Undisputed Era, Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish are set to face Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, likely next week or the week after, in a match to determine the new #1 contenders to NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango.
What this means is, in all likelihood, is that the Undisputed Era will be splitting up. Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish are expected to remain as heels.