Back in 2021, Adam Cole caused a split between the Undisputed Era when he turned on Kyle O’Reilly.
Former WWE NXT writer Chris Dunn was a recent guest on the “Universal Wrestling Podcast” and revealed that he pitched a similar idea three years earlier and the split would have taken place at the NXT TakeOver: New Orleans 2018 event. He said,
“When that happened, it was before the TV taping going into TakeOver Mania. That was one of the longest meetings the night before a TV taping I had ever been in with NXT. The production meeting was canceled. I, at one point, pitched, ‘If Bobby is hurt, let’s have Adam turn on Kyle and go to a singles program.’ I really thought within the next year you would be on Raw or SmackDown. I had never pitched an idea that got so much anger towards me than that. Gabe (Sapolsky) was like, ‘You’re breaking up Undisputed ERA?’ and throwing up his hands. (Joe) Belcastro was like, ‘Chris, I love you, please don’t pitch that to Hunter.’”
(h/t – Fightful)