Triple H Talks Vince McMahon’s WWE NXT Involvement


Triple H is a believer in the current model of NXT

Triple H continues to speak out on the potential involvement of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon with the WWE NXT product. 

He did it again when he appeared on CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast to promote WWE NXT moving to the USA Network starting Wednesday night. 

Many people think McMahon will get involved due to NXT now airing on network television and going up against AEW on TNT starting in October. 

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He noted that he always wants the product to change and get better, which is something that he’s hopeful to see.

“Will Vince McMahon or anybody else’s involvement change the core? No. The intent is not for them to be involved. You know, one thing that people don’t give Vince McMahon credit for is that none of this would happen without him.”

Triple H continued by noting that the idea of it being an alternative brand doesn’t exist without McMahon, which is part of what makes it great. He praised McMahon for his ability to make them do that and take a step back without his involvement.

He thinks McMahon understands there’s a reason for NXT’s success and wouldn’t want to change the formula. 

“Truth is, everything with WWE has his fingerprints on it, even NXT. I have sat under his learning tree for 25+ years and a lot of things that I do were taught directly from him.”

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Triple H stated that the company isn’t looking to change NXT and McMahon isn’t looking to get involved because he’s got enough stuff going on. Triple H reassured that NXT is going to be what it is and what it has been as an alternative. 

He understands that fans of NXT are super passionate and really into what the company does compare to a casual fan. 

H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription