NXT TakeOver: WarGames Media Call w/ Triple H Recap


Triple H took part in a media call to build NXT TakeOver: WarGames. There’s also a lot of Survivor Series discussion.

Below are some highlights:

  • Triple H says you’ll see main roster stars you wouldn’t expect on tonight’s NXT
  • Calls Johnny Gargano’s status “day-to-day,” says he’s gutted for him that he has to miss TakeOver.
  • Triple H says the collaboration between RAW, SmackDown, and NXT has been fun. Says you can’t build Wednesday until the dust settles from Monday.
  • Triple H calls the talents’ transition to live TV “pleasantly surprising.”
  • Triple H praised Imperium’s brief time on Raw & SmackDown.
  • Hunter says Shawn’s taken “a chief role in NXT UK.”
  • Hunter calls Ilja Dragunov “amazing.” Says he can’t wait to work with him more.
  • Re: Hunter wrestling at Survivor Series – He says he has “zero interest” in that. “NXT is about youth, NXT is about the future.”
  • Hunter says Team Ciampa’s last team member for WarGames will be revealed “day of.”
  • Re: Release requests – Hunter says he “doesn’t get” the social media airing of grievances. Feels some do it for clickbait. He says it’s like a long-term relationship where people say things in the heat of the moment but then take it back. Also says people should be more professional.
  • Triple H praises the medical team in WWE. Says schedules are flexible depending on the situations and talents needs and desires.
  • Re: No World Title 3-way at Survivor Series – Those conversations took place early-on. Says the Lesnar-Rey match needed to take place. Also says “The Fiend” being who he is, its almost “cleaner” to do a singles title match with him.
  • Hunter can’t say enough good things about Adam Cole. “Consummate pro.”
  • Hunter says FOX called Adam Cole a star.
  • Triple H says cross-promotion between NXT and NXT UK all depends on what’s best for the specific talent.
  • Hunter gushes over Rhea Ripley and Pete Dunne, also calls them “consummate pros.”
  • Triple H wants to expand NXT into India and more places globally. Says there’ll (hopefully) be some announcements in the short-term.

Credit to Fightful for the video.

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