Triple H was present last night for WWE’s NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool event. It was only a few days ago that WWE opened their new state-of-the-art NXT UK Performance Center. This was done during a London press conference.
In a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, Triple H revealed a unique insight into how he views WWE’s “perceived” hierarchy and what that could mean for NXT talent.
“There are some talent here, that you might see come from the UK, that might move straight to Raw or SmackDown,” Triple H said.
“I think, right now, there’s sort of this perceived system of where it’s kinda –  Raw,  SmackDown,  NXT,  NXT UK. I don’t believe that, I believe that talent are talent and I believe they will sit where they sit. I believe you’ll see talent over the next few years start coming up to Raw and SmackDown, and I think you’ll see them move back over into NXT, or come back into the NXT UK system. I think talent will begin to evolve and rotate through territories, so to speak.”
Triple H thinks that “there will be some talent that will be incredibly successful, will be global names, will be global household names, that will probably never leave the NXT system because that’s their home base and that’s where they fit, and they’ll have incredibly successful, meaningful careers. And probably, over those careers, they’ll gravitate through different locations within the globe, maybe without never being on Raw or SmackDown, but that not being any lesser to their careers.”
This is an interesting take on the WWE’s plans towards a global NXT developmental system. Trying to eliminate the hierarchy and create a level playing field for Superstars to freely jump between brands could lead to some interesting feuds and brand allegiances in the future.
What do you think? Is this level playing field approach realistic, or will Raw and SmackDown always rank higher than their NXT counterparts?