Adam Cole, the current reigning ROH World Champion, has had rumours swirl around him regarding a move to the WWE and was asked about it again in an interview on Sports Illustrated's website. Here is what he had to say:
"That question comes up all the time. To be honest, it's a question I've dealt with, pretty consistently, since 2012. A lot of people have entertained the idea of me leaving, or going to WWE or me leaving for NXT, so that question comes up quite a bit for me. I answer truthfully, as the fact of the matter is I am still under contract with Ring of Honor. For me, I focus so much on what I have in front of me, as opposed to my future. I don't know if that will hurt me or help me, but I can't think six months, nine months, or a year ahead from now. The challenges I have set in front of me currently are big challenges, and those are being the Ring of Honor world champion and starting a career in New Japan Pro Wrestling. I have so much to focus on that I'm not even thinking about going to WWE. I'm completely focused on what I have in front of me right now. People ask, 'Well, would you ever like to go?' Yes, some day. I would be lying to you if I said I didn't want to have my own 'WrestleMania moment.' Yet the goals that I have and the task I have in front of me are keeping me fully focused on taking care of business in ROH and New Japan."