Triple H talks about NXT’s position in WWE

NXT made a huge impression on this week’s Smackdown Live as they invaded the blue brand. Owing to most of the Smackdown roster being stuck in Saudi Arabia, this was the best course of action.



On After The Bell, Triple H went into detail regarding where NXT stands in WWE right now. Triple H is quite content with where they are. He also said NXT’s debut on the USA Network was “almost like a TakeOver.”

“I’m thrilled with where it is. There’s a lot of conversation about the Wednesday Night War, but it’s never been about that for me. I’ve been saying for a long time, the one thing I felt NXT could use was more time. We were at a point where we had a robust bench of talent, but in a one-hour show, you just don’t have the room to debut talent and get people opportunities as you’re trying to tell that episodic story. It became the curse of the one-hour. This has opened up that door to getting new characters and talent out there.”

“That 10/2 show was almost like a TakeOver. In the last week or so, we’ve come into the smooth transition of what NXT is. The storytelling, the characters, and building the long-range stories. I’m happy because I don’t feel like the product has changed or NXT has morphed into trying to be like Raw or SmackDown. It’s not about today. It’s about the long-range. We built this slowly over time. If you hot shot something and it gets over, it gets over. But it can die out as quickly as it picked up steam. When a talent gets over organically, and they’re over, they’re over.”

It will be interesting to see how they handle plans regarding Survivor Series, as all three brands are set to collide in the pay-per-view. NXT fired the first shot and we wonder how RAW and Smackdown Live will respond.

h/t to Fightful for the transcription.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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