WWE EVP of Talent & Live Events, Triple H (Paul Levesque), was recently interviewed by TV Insider. During the interview, Triple H discussed his passion project, NXT, and how he wants the black and gold brand to supersede RAW and Smackdown in some areas.
Triple H on Not Wanting to Make NXT Like Raw and SmackDown:
“If I wanted to make it Raw and SmackDown, I would have already done it. But there is no intent in doing that, and there is no benefit in doing that. I feel in some way we are that band that signs with a major record label, but we’re not going to change what we do.”
Triple H on What it Means for Talent When They Don’t Make The Cut for A TakeOver:
“That means a lot of talent will debut and be a part of this brand on a weekly basis but may not be on TakeOver events. You prove yourself in these storylines, you get to the bigger storylines. You go to TakeOver. This will be the brand where there will be no participation medals. You earn your spot and grow into your spot. We’re not going to make TkaeOver events longer because we have the bigger bandwidth for storylines. It’s keeping the product for what it is but making more opportunities.”
Triple H on NXT Ratings on USA: