As previously noted, WWE NXT star Adam Cole reportedly had a “high level meeting” with Vince McMahon backstage at the August 6th 2021 Smackdown event in regards to his future with company. It was reported by Fightful.com that the meeting went “well” and Vince was said to have taken a liking to Cole on a personal level.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast backed up the initial report about the meeting going well…
They want to keep him. I heard the meeting went well on Friday
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) August 10, 2021
However, Steve Carrier of RingsideNews.com wrote that there isn’t a “huge” push to keep Cole…
When asking about Adam Cole's current situation with WWE, we were told that there is "no huge push" to keep Adam Cole in the company.
We were also informed that fans "shouldn't get their hopes up" about plans if he does agree to stay.
— Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) August 10, 2021