Triple H talks about reaction to RETRIBUTION, NXT/WWE Draft & more

Triple H took part in his usual pre-NXT TakeOver media conference call for the upcoming NXT TakeOver 31 event streaming on the WWE Network this Sunday, October 4, 2020.



Featured below are some of the highlights from the media call with Triple H, where he talks about the upcoming WWE Draft, the Raw debut of the new RETRIBUTION faction and how much input NXT talents have in their characters when moving to the WWE main roster.

On how NXT may or may not be involved in the upcoming WWE Draft:

“I wish I did, but I don’t. I don’t know. The Draft is coming. I’m insure, so you, like myself, will have to stay tuned, and wait and see. The Draft is always an exciting time because you can get new talent, fresh match-ups, and everything else. So, I, like you, will be sitting back, waiting to see the excitement unfold.”

On the reaction to the RETRIBUTION debut on Raw and how much input NXT talent has when moving to the WWE main roster:

“Wait a minute, you’re saying that some of the people in RETRIBUTION came from NXT? Geez, I’ve got to pay more attention to this stuff. We have conversations around who will go where, when. An example of, ‘Hey, this person, we have an interest in them. They reach out to us, we have an interest in them. Great, I can write them out of some stuff and get them to you by this period of time. Excellent,’ and we go from there.

“Where it goes from there, at this point in time, I don’t have any say on, or anything else. It really goes to those creative teams. I get the call, whether it’s from RAW, whether it’s from SmackDown, or whether it’s somebody that kind of has oversight of both, and we sit down, we have meetings around who goes where, when, and really that’s it. You know, sometimes those calls are reversed as well. That’s sort of the process, but the creative teams of those brands are controlling what happens to those talent. They might ask me, ‘Hey, can this person handle this or can they handle that?,’ Because they’re maybe not as familiar with them as I may be, but it really doesn’t go a whole lot further than that.”

NXT TakeOver 31 streams live via the WWE Network this Sunday, October 4, 2020 starting at approximately 6:30pm EST. / 3:30pm PST. with the Kickoff Show pre-show. Join us here at this Sunday night for LIVE NXT TakeOver 31 results coverage.

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Matt Boone has two decades of experience in wrestling and MMA journalism, dating back to and co-hosting Wrestle Zone Radio.

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