It looks like Ring of Honor may be losing one of their top stars, as three time ROH World Champion Adam Cole is now a free agent. Cole’s ROH contract expired at midnight on 5/1. This means that Adam Cole is now a free agent, and he can work wherever he wants. Cole recently lost a match to Matt Taven over the weekend.

It’s been rumored for months that WWE is interested in signing Adam Cole, so it’s possible that we could see the former ROH World Champion sign with the company in the near future.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Adam Cole, but during a recent interview he noted that he would rather work in NXT before making the jump to the main roster.

“I would want to [start in NXT] because, first of all, I’m a fan of NXT,” Cole said. “I think the brand is cool. I think the Takeover shows are awesome. I think the fans are great. I love the roster of guys. I think it’s something that’s going to be looked at as a very special time in pro wrestling, so I want to be a part of it. Secondly, of course in a perfect world if I went to NXT, I wouldn’t want to be there forever; but I like the idea of going there and performing there and getting accustomed to the WWE audience and them getting accustomed to me and then eventually making the move to Raw or Smackdown. I think it’d be a lot of fun, and I think I would really enjoy working in front of that audience.”