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ROH wrestler Adam Cole joined the Busted Open satellite radio show on Monday to discuss the recent ROH-New Japan tour, joining the Bullet Club, traveling to New Japan this summer, adding Adam Page to the Bullet Club, and other topics.
– Cole on what it means to join the Bullet Club: “I think it pretty much goes without saying that the Bullet Club has been the most influential wrestling faction in years. You see the influence, obviously, in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Now, more than ever, in Ring of Honor. Even as far as to say the WWE, with The Club and all the former members being in the WWE. It’s crazy. A lot of people are talking about the Bullet Club and I’m really happy to be a part of that group.”
– On whether he will be a Heavyweight or Junior Heavyweight in NJPW: “Actually, I think as of now, as far as I know, I’m going to be a heavyweight because the perception is the character that I’ve created here in Ring of Honor, being a main-eventer there – I think New Japan envisions the same thing for me. So I think that will be the case for me. Only time will tell. I think I’m scheduled to go over to New Japan in late summer this year. I’m really, really stoked about it. Being a part of New Japan Pro Wrestling has been a big goal of mine ever since the formation of Ring of Honor and New Japan being together. I got the chance to go over one time before. Then, injury really kind of derailed that for me. Now being a part of, once again, the hottest faction in pro wrestling, some really cool stuff should happen for me over in New Japan and I’m really excited about it.”
– On sharing the leadership role with Kenny Omega: “I’m a huge, huge -Kenny Omega fan. Me and him really enjoy each other. I like being around Kenny. I’ve wrestled Kenny before. Kenny has worked so hard to create the status that he has in Japan so if it comes across as me leading the charge in the U.S. and him leading the charge in Japan, that’s totally fine. The Bullet Club has actually been built on exactly that – being a foundation that gets along, sees things on the same page. So as far as focusing on who the leader is, man, I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
– On Adam Page becoming the newest member of the Bullet Club: “I think Adam Page is a young guy with a lot of talent who’s been waiting for someone to kind of throw him the ball and this is the ball. He’s being given a huge opportunity in joining the Bullet Club and I think he’s completely capable of filling this role. He’s so talented, he’s still so young, and, for a lot of guys who are young with a lot of talent, the thing that takes them over the edge is being given that real opportunity in that high-pressure situation. And this is a high-pressure situation for him. So as far as wondering if he will sink or swim, which I’m sure a lot of people have thought, I have full confidence that he will succeed and that he’ll do really well and I think he’s a great addition to the Club.”