February 14, 2020
WWE News: NXT Champion Wants To Face Top Raw Superstar At 'WrestleMania'

It isn't often that WWE has brands mixing together, but there will come a time when NXT could again face off with the reds and blues of the main roster. The top guy on the yellow brand right now is NXT Champion Adam Cole, and he has been taking out all competitors who step in the ring with him. Now, he's revealed just who would be his dream opponent at WrestleMania, and it can be said that facing AJ Styles would be a dream match for all to witness.

Cole has waged wars with Tommaso Ciampa and many others in NXT, but it's hard to believe that he and the former WWE Champion could ever cross paths. The idea isn't out of the realm of possibilities, but it could involve some moving around of superstars, and that may prove difficult.

WrestleMania 36 is right around the corner as it will take place in Tampa in early April, and it's not yet known if NXT will have a presence on the show. There will be a TakeOver event the night before the big pay-per-view, but fans hope there will be more from the black-and-yellow brand that weekend.

As the biggest event of the year approaches, Adam Cole spoke with French-language YouTube channel FLO WWF regarding a number of topics, including his dream opponent. There is a lot of great talent in the company, but if Cole had his choice, he would step in the ring with Styles.

Adam Cole stands tall over a fallen Tommaso Ciampa.

As transcribed by Ringside News, Cole -- who has not yet performed at WrestleMania -- would want to take on the "Phenomenal One" as he's had past opportunities but never emerged victorious.

"So, if I could have a WrestleMania match with anybody right now in WWE, really in the world I would love to wrestle AJ Styles at WrestleMania. I've wrestled him a couple of times before. He's one of the absolute best I've ever faced before, but I've never beat him."
He went on to say that he believes Styles to be one of the top three performers in the entire world today.

Right now, Cole is preparing for a huge match this weekend as he will defend his title against Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Styles has been nursing an injury that happened at the Royal Rumble, but he's scheduled to be in a major six-man gauntlet match at WWE Super ShowDown later this month.