WWE COO Triple was recently interviewed by 98 FM Dublin recently to promote NXT's tour of the United Kingdom. He discussed a number of topics include how NXT has grown into WWE's third touring brand and also how he plans to find the next Steve Austin or The Rock:
"NXT has kind of become the fastest growing brand in the entire industry, and, from a WWE standpoint, it [has] gone from what was being kept at one point in time, considered our developmental brand, where we were just grooming stars for the future, to really becoming a third brand that tours globally along side of [WWE Monday Night] RAW and [WWE] SmackDown. NXT is no different. It's a slightly different style, and I don't mean by in-ring style, but [rather] the presentation is slightly different and it really tends to super-serve our passionate fanbase, the fanbase that kind of lives and breathes WWE and that lifestyle. And NXT on the WWE Network really captures the imagination of that group. The talent are maybe a little bit younger, a little bit more diverse, and they're really hungry and they're trying to sort of either make their name, or prove their point, or remake their name in some cases, and earn their spot as being at the top of the sports entertainment industry."
"Those talent make themselves in the biggest way. You train them, you teach them how to do this [and] you try to give them all the tools necessary. And that's really what we created a few years ago with the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. [It] is just the ultimate performance center, for lack of a better term, that gives them every tool that they could need to succeed in the WWE. And then, what they do with that is up to them. If they work as hard as possible and they're dedicated and passionate [about] it and work as hard as they can, then, the sky is the limit."
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This week's WWE Raw Fallout video features "Golden Truth" Tyler Breeze and R-Truth after Truth's win over Fandango. Truth says he didn't mean to knock Breeze off the apron. As noted, they will face "Goldango" Fandango and Goldust on this week's SmackDown.