Q&A Session With Shawn Michaels & Triple H After Worlds Collide


Triple H and Shawn Michaels took part in a live Q&A with Cathy Kelley after tonight’s Worlds Collide event. Some highlights below:

Triple H on Seeing NXT vs. NXT UK for the First Time:

“To me this was one of those nights where I sort of feel like, when we went back to the beginning and that first arrival, that first arrival event that we did when it kind of launched NXT to another place; or we went to Blackpool and launched the UK brand, where when you get done you launch this franchise. It felt that way in the building here in Houston. There’s just a vibe here, it feels that way. The talent were hyped, the talent were excited. There was just a palpable buzz, and then it just carried through from match to match to match. Man, this thing just delivered.”

Shawn Michaels on Some of the Unknown Wrestlers Making Names for Themselves:

“You look at the origins of NXT, at first people didn’t know who [the talent] they were, and then all of a sudden it became a grassroots campaign, which is how the NXT brand is built. Dragunov came over here today and I think he made an impression. There are people that know about him, but they didn’t know worldwide; now they do. Moustache Mountain, again, very popular, everybody knew them, but once again, going on a stage like this and delivering like they did. With Imperium against UE, this is again, you get one chance to make a first impression and everyone took full advantage of that spotlight tonight.”

Triple H on Ilja Dragunov and NXT UK:

“It wasn’t like he blew the roof off the place, just because the NXT UK brand is still in its infancy still, and he’s brand new to that brand; so he’s just kinda getting rolling with it. But by the time he left, people were standing for him. The performance he put up against Finn Balor, he put himself on the map in a big way. The entirety of the UK, if you haven’t seen that before? You want to see it now.”

Triple H on Jordan Devlin Winning the Cruiserweight Title:

“I can tell you that when Jordan Devlin takes that NXT Cruiserweight Championship home , right, it’s gonna’ be a huge deal, and showing that off on BT Sports, and showing that off on a completely different platform? It’s gonna’ be a big deal for him.”

Triple H on Alexander Wolfe’s Injury:

“Alexander Wolfe got caught on the chin early by a combo of Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish, and just got knocked out. And our medical staff came out there and got him out of there, and Imperium had to go three-on-four against Undisputed Era.”

Please give a h/t to eWrestlingNews for the transcription.

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