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Paul Heyman Lavishes Praise On Triple H’s Creative Work + Updated NXT Stand & Deliver Card

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Following this week’s episode of WWE NXT, we now have the updated lineup for the NXT Stand & Deliver pay-per-view event, which takes place on April 6th and airs live on Peacock and the WWE Network:

You can check out the 2024 NXT Stand & Deliver card below:

NXT Championship Match:
Ilja Dragunov vs. Tony D’Angelo

NXT Women’s Championship Match:
Lyra Valkyria vs. Roxanne Perez

NXT Tag Team Championship Match:
The Wolfdogs vs. Axiom & Nathan Frazer

NXT North American Championship Match:
Oba Femi vs. Dijak vs. Josh Briggs

Trick Williams vs. Carmelo Hayes

Thea Hail, Fallon Henley & Kelani Jordon vs. Jacy Jayne, Kiana James & Izzi Dame

Joe Gacy vs. Shawn Spears (Countdown Show)

The Meta-Four to host

Paul Heyman is a big fan of Triple H’s approach to handling talents and creative in WWE these days.

Speaking during a recent interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Wiseman commented on Triple H’s ability to focus on talents’ strengths instead of making them conform to what a WWE Superstar “should” be. He said,

“For a long time, and this is something that Paul Levesque has truly addressed as the head of creative in WWE. For a long time, so many in this industry wanted the performers to conform to their vision instead of creative people looking at the performers and saying, ‘I can tap into that.’ If you were right handed and I’m envisioning your character as a leftie, then the way the business has been run for a while, I’d be sending you to the gym going, ‘You gotta work on your left hand,’ instead of, ‘I can make this guy the best right hander in the business’ because that’s what you are, a right hander.”

He continued, “Everyone in this business was trying to make characters and personas and people conformed to their vision instead of their vision being about what greatness the people themselves offered.”

And finally, Shayna Baszler will be appearing at Bloodsport X, and GCW President Brett Lauderdale recently appeared on the “Under the Ring” podcast to discuss a variety of topics, including GCW and WWE working together during WrestleMania 40 week.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On whether WWE’s change in regime was involved in the companies working together: “Of course. Even in regards to Bloodsport. This wasn’t the first year that we had discussed stuff with WWE. WWE has had their eyes on Bloodsport for many years. For people who remember, Bloodsport in 2019 in Jersey City at White Eagle Hall, in the balcony, William Regal, Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) and Canyon Ceman were perched up watching the entire show from start to finish. WWE has been aware of us and specifically aware of Bloodsport. There have been light discussions for years. Until there was a change at the very top, they were probably never going to become more than discussions.”

On WWE being more open to such things now: “Now that things have changed, it certainly seems like the WWE may be open to more allowing things that they’ve never allowed in the past. Bloodsport will be a good test to see how far they’re willing to go. It’s a wait and see. Maybe this goes great and it works out for everybody, as I think it will, and it could open up the door for more. I’m excited that we get to be that first bridge and I’m confident we will provide a good experience for the talent and the fans, which is most important.”

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