• Adam Cole's contract is set to expire this week
  • The former NXT champion told his Twitch stream that he's keeping the channel 
  • WWE has banned most third-party affiliates except for UpUpDownDown's YouTube channel

Adam Cole may have dropped a nugget as to where he plans to sign soon.

The former NXT champion’s contract is set to expire this week.

Staying with WWE allows him to continue reigning as the undisputed face of NXT, but recent reports suggest that the company is planning to revert NXT back to its developmental roots.

Cole staying with that version of NXT would be a waste of his massive star power and skills.

A move to rising rival All Elite Wrestling (AEW) would most definitely play into Cole’s interests as he has former Bullet Club members The Young Bucks waiting for him, alongside longtime girlfriend Britt Baker.

To most observers, the move makes all the sense. Cole gets to reunite with his friends, perform at the highest levels and be an instant main event player thanks to his work in the independent circuit--something that the WWE has failed to do.

In a recent Twitch stream, Cole was talking to his viewers and his statement could be a massive hint as to which company he ends up with.

“I love y’all so much. I wish so bad that I could just stream for a few more hours, but it makes me so happy to even be able to stream for a little bit, and it’s why, when I say, no matter what, there is a zero chance that this channel is ever going away,” said Cole.

“That’s how important you are to me because you guys make me feel very important. So, again, there’s been a lot going on lately. I just want to make sure everyone knows that this is going nowhere. This is going absolutely nowhere.”

This is an important piece of evidence as WWE has been banning its performers from going on third-party affiliates like Twitch--Xavier Woods’ “UpUpDownDown” YouTube channel being the only exemption.

Going to AEW allows Cole the freedom to stream whenever he wants as the company is much looser on its restrictions when it comes to livestreaming.

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Adam Cole is the only three-time World Champion in Ring of Honor history. Ring of Honor

Then again, Zelina Vega was re-signed by WWE and it can be inferred that there is a provision there for livestreaming platforms like Twitch.

Vega has not appeared on her Twitch channel as Malakai Black (former Aleister Black in WWE) is the only one using the channel so far.

Should Cole opt to re-sign with the WWE, it is very much expected that he will fight tooth and nail to have that same privilege extended to him.

Cole is expected to make his decision before the week ends, but with his recent declaration of love for his Twitch followers, whichever company he goes to will need to factor it in his deal.