Adam Cole Celebrates 365 Days as NXT Champion

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2020

Credit: WWE.com

Adam Cole and his fellow members of Undisputed Era rang in the first full year of his reign as NXT champion.

Cole defeated Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV on June 1, 2019. Since then, he has fought all challengers. His most recent title defense came on the May 6 edition of WWE NXT, when he defeated Velveteen Dream.

Through a series of tweets, Undisputed Era reflected on the past year:

Adam Cole @AdamColePro

@WWE @WWENXT @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish I freakin did it boys...WE did it. 365 days as NXT Champion. The GREATEST NXT Champ of all time. Party hats and champagne galore 😎 @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish https://t.co/xaLDBSkICN

Adam Cole @AdamColePro

@WWE @WWENXT @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish Man remember when a bunch of people said we were just all talk? Now for years we’ve been literally running the entire brand? Remember when they said the “prophecy” was one big joke? I just show them this pic 😛 @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish https://t.co/o6euxDiBSD

Roderick Strong @roderickstrong

@KORcombat @AdamColePro @WWE @WWENXT @theBobbyFish I really am missing our self care days together fellas... I mean mani, pedi, massage, sauna, fresh seafood, wake boarding just to name a few! Oh that UE brand ED is going to be a huuuuge hit!

Kyle O'Reilly @KORcombat

@AdamColePro @WWE @WWENXT @roderickstrong @theBobbyFish Guys ‘member doing the Survivor Series less than 24 hours after the NXT Takeover: WarGames: the Match beyond featuring the Undisputed ERA: saviors of NXT

Roderick Strong @roderickstrong

@KORcombat @AdamColePro @WWE @WWENXT @theBobbyFish Remember the celebration after survivor series... 😉

Kyle O'Reilly @KORcombat

@AdamColePro @WWE @WWENXT @roderickstrong @theBobbyFish Smackdown and Raw were pretty sick I guess. But I’m partial to closing the very first episode of NXT on USA fulfilling the Undisputed prophecy. What an Afternoon we had!

Bobby Fish @theBobbyFish

The boys Taken Over! It is what we do! @AdamColePro is living, breathing proof of that! 365 and soon to be counting. #NXTTakeover in the crosshairs and we @roderickstrong @KORcombat are just getting started! https://t.co/o6JP19X7Us

Adam Cole @AdamColePro

@WWE @WWENXT @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish Well guys, the fact is that this run is gonna go on forever. And I’m not joking. Just wait until June 7th at Takeover when I put an end to that charade Velveteen Dream! I love you guys, enjoy your Sunday Funday 😎 @roderickstrong @KORcombat @theBobbyFish https://t.co/zoPqa6l8aV

Cole and his cohorts shouldn't get too cocky, though. Cole already moved ahead of Finn Balor as the longest-reigning NXT champion. Balor's mark stood at 292 days, from July 2015 to April 2016.

Another matchup with Velveteen Dream beckons at NXT TakeOver: In Your House on June 7, though. Cole might be opening June as the champ, but that may not remain the case when the month draws to a close.