WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

 

 

Full Recap of Triple H's Pre-NXT TakeOver 25 Conference Call

Posted By: WrestlingNewsSource.com on May 30, 2019

Full Recap of Triple H's Pre-NXT TakeOver 25 Conference Call

Below is a full recap of Triple H's conference call ahead of this weekend's NXT TakeOver in Bridgeport, CT. Courtesy of Dave Scherer of PWInsider.com.

Paul Levesque hosted a conference call with reporters today in advance of Saturday’s Takeover show. Adam Hopkins introduced HHH and we were off and running.

He said that NXT 25 is an exciting event for him. It’s hard to believe that we are there already. He hopes to make this show more memorable than others. He said that they have always worked to have great shows and he thinks the they will again on Saturday.

He’s happy to be in WWE’s backyard in Bridgeport, CT. He thinks it will be a spectacular show. He said that he’s really looking forward to Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai (as am I), as well as Johnny Gargano defending against Adam Cole.

The first question asked how it feels to have this show not being on the same weekend of a major WWE show. Paul says it’s a little quieter for him, since he only has to concern himself with the show, plus it’s right down the street. For the talent, there’s no difference. They are all young and hungry, wanting to prove something to the world. He referenced Tyler Breeze being back in NXT as well, as he is trying to reestablish himself.

He is asked about Breeze coming back to NXT. Is he a regular or just here for this show?

HHH said Breeze is in NXT right now and he’s thrilled to have him back. He thinks he is one of the best talents out there. He said that he and Dream have all the markings of being the sleeper that could steal the show. He thinks that they have the opportunity to tell a very unique story.

He is asked what the biggest lessons he learned from the first show until now.

HHH said that the biggest learning curve was making the brand have its own identity, making it a stand-alone brand. He said it was about learning who the players where and what their journeys were. They have all different stories. He talked about the differences between all of the people that have come in. Some have been lifetime fans, others were folks that chose wrestling after doing something else. It’s great to see those people grow and come to love the business. To HHH, he has learned from all of their perspectives and where the wrestlers have come from. He said that it’s been inspiring and meaningful for him. He loves going to the Performance Center because it gives him a shot of adrenaline. It’s awe inspiring.

He was asked about about the Tag Title Ladder match and why the Raiders vacated the Titles rather than putting the new team over.

HHH said it’s always a mix as to how you do it. He said that since they are the main roster, you have to decide whether you are going to do a match where the fans have a good idea what the finish will be, since they are on the main roster. With a ladder match with all of the talent, he doesn’t think anyone will complain. All of the players are worthy to win it.

He is asked about a six month plan for talents. It hasn’t happened. Why?

HHH said necessity takes precedence. If the main roster needs talent, that can throw plans out the window. He said when that happens and talents get called up, he’s excited for the talents. He would like to have a plan, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. He compared it to baseball, where talents get called up due to need and circumstance.

He was asked about taking jabs at AEW and them coming back. Are they good for business and will NXT do it?

HHH said that at the Hall of Fame Billy being there was the elephant in the room and DX does that kind of thing. That is all it was. For him, he doesn’t really think about AEW, he just wants to put out the best NXT product that he can. He is focused on this Saturday at Takeover 25, putting on the best show and growing the brand.

The next question asked about with Tyler Breeze coming in, how about bringing in Harper or Gable, or is that too many main roster guys.

HHH says he goes by feel. What’s enough, what’s too much, you have to feel it out so you aren’t overdoing it. If you do that, you make the brand something that it isn’t.

Going forward, is there a feel as to how long he wants people in NXT, like could guys be there for their career now?

HHH said that they are all options as the move forward. As they grow their brands, there will be the opportunity for talents to have good, lucrative careers without ever going to the main roster. He feels that is a very real possibility going forward. Moving around will add longevity to everyone.

The next question asks about why they chose Bridgeport.

HHH said that they were originally scheduled to go to San Jose, as he mentioned before, but then the Saudi show came up so they had to move it. He said that the dominoes fell so they had to change buildings. He has wanted to do something in CT with the brand for a while now, so it made sense when the building was available. The timing was right so they took it.

Who will be on the pre-show panel?

They are still working through that. Wait and see.

The next question is about the the 24/7 or Women’s Tag Titles being defended in NXT?

He said that the possibility is there for both. Sasha and Bayley made an appearance. He said it’s something he would love but it comes down to scheduling. But who knows!

He was asked if NXT could be used on FOX?

He said they are looking at everything, there is interest in NXT. It’s also valuable to them on the Network. We will get there.

He is asked about talents creating their own content on social media. What does he think?

He thinks it’s great when talent steps out and creates their brand and enhances it. They encourage it and work with people at the Performance Center on how to do it. He said that they have a large team in place to keep track of it all. He himself can’t keep up with it all but they have a team that keeps up with everything. He referenced Drake Maverick making the Wanted posters on his own and said they thought it was great so they incorporated it into the show.

He was asked about how he handles things like UFC coming to Matt Riddle and trying to get him to fight?

He said they would talk to Matt and take it from there. Nothing is set in stone. Talents get offers to do things all the time. He said that there is an Indian worker who is a movie star in India. He gets parts and goes back, then returns and continues training. He said that he loves Riddle. If an offer came, he may not want it because he is having the time of his life wrestling. He may not even want to do it.

Next questions asks about the plethora of writers on the main roster, what is the process for a Takeover show?

He said it’s a different brand and feel. Raw and Smackdown are long TV shows. Takeovers are more simple. It’s wrestling matches. They have already built to it, it’s the culmination of what has already happened on TV. There’s a team with him, Shawn and others.

He was asked about an NXT Takeover announcement?

He is hoping he can put out something soon. They are trying to finalize thing. Dominoes move and change things. That happened here.

He is asked about bringing a different Takeover to San Jose later.

Yes, there is. They want to run there again due to the building having meaning to them as their first big show’s home. When? He can’t guess, but it’s on the radar.

Are there any challenges with running an event like this without the main roster also running a show?

He said that the level of attention of having the main roster there adds to the buzz for them but NXT has built its own reputation so he believes fans are aware of that and are excited to come. So yes, there are challenges it’s definitely doable and Bridgeport will light this weekend. He thinks the brand is enough to stand on its own. That is what they will do this weekend.

That wrapped up the call!

Tags: #wwe #triple h #nxt #nxttakeover
https://wrestlr.me/57828/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Jul 08
Lana Reveals That Her Mother Has Tested Positive for COVID-19, Currently in ICU
WWE Monday Night Raw Superstar Lana posted the following on Twitter: My mom tested positive for covid. She is in the ICU right now. She is asthmatic and is on oxygen. Thank you for all the [...]
Jul 08 - WWE Monday Night Raw Superstar Lana posted the following on Twitter: My mom tested positive for covid. She is in the ICU right now. She is asthmatic and is on oxygen. Thank you for all the [...]
Jul 08
AEW Fyter Fest (Night 2) Quick Results (7/8/20)
Below are quick results of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite: *Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page def. Private Party (with Matt Hardy) to retain t[...]
Jul 08 - Below are quick results of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite: *Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page def. Private Party (with Matt Hardy) to retain t[...]
Jul 08
WWE NXT Great American Bash (Night 2) Quick Results (7/8/20)
Below are quick results for Night 2 of the special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT: *Candice LeRae def. Mia Yim in a Street Fight. *Bronson Reed def. “The Premier Athlete&[...]
Jul 08 - Below are quick results for Night 2 of the special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT: *Candice LeRae def. Mia Yim in a Street Fight. *Bronson Reed def. “The Premier Athlete&[...]
Jul 08
WWE NXT Great American Bash (Night 2): Results Of Champion vs. Champion Winner Takes All Match
As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT, Adam Cole and Keith Lee went one-on-one in a special Champion vs. Champion Winner Takes All Match, i[...]
Jul 08 - As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT, Adam Cole and Keith Lee went one-on-one in a special Champion vs. Champion Winner Takes All Match, i[...]
Jul 08
AEW Fyter Fest (Night 2): Matches Announced For AEW Fight For The Fallen
As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, the following was announced for next week’s special “Fight for the Fallen” edition of [...]
Jul 08 - As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, the following was announced for next week’s special “Fight for the Fallen” edition of [...]
Jul 08
WWE NXT Great American Bash (Night 2): Championship Match Announced For Next Week
As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT, it was announced that on next week’s broadcast, the NXT Women’s Championship will be def[...]
Jul 08 - As part of Night 2 of tonight’s special “Great American Bash” edition of WWE NXT, it was announced that on next week’s broadcast, the NXT Women’s Championship will be def[...]
Jul 08
AEW Fyter Fest: Taz Revives FTW World Heavyweight Championship
As part of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, it was announced that Taz would have some sort of special announcement to make during the broadcast. That announcem[...]
Jul 08 - As part of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, it was announced that Taz would have some sort of special announcement to make during the broadcast. That announcem[...]
Jul 08
AEW Fyter Fest (Night 2): Results Of World Tag Team Championship Match
As part of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, the All Elite Wrestling World Tag Team Championship was defended for the second week in a row, as Kenny Omega and &l[...]
Jul 08 - As part of Night 2 of the special “Fyter Fest” edition of AEW Dynamite, the All Elite Wrestling World Tag Team Championship was defended for the second week in a row, as Kenny Omega and &l[...]
Jul 08
Matt Riddle Releases Video Denying Sexual Assault Allegations
Matt Riddle issued the following video statement denying accusations of sexual assault: “That includes Samantha Tavel, Candy Cartwright. I never sexually assaulted you. The story about that v[...]
Jul 08 - Matt Riddle issued the following video statement denying accusations of sexual assault: “That includes Samantha Tavel, Candy Cartwright. I never sexually assaulted you. The story about that v[...]
Jul 08
Vince McMahon Reportedly Enjoyed Matt Riddle's SmackDown Promo
As seen on last week's Friday Night SmackDown, Matt Riddle opened the show and told everyone why he wrestles barefoot. There have been reports there is heat on him since coming to the main roster due [...]
Jul 08 - As seen on last week's Friday Night SmackDown, Matt Riddle opened the show and told everyone why he wrestles barefoot. There have been reports there is heat on him since coming to the main roster due [...]
Jul 08
WWE Raw Viewership Draws Another Shockingly Low Number
The numbers are in for this week's WWE Raw viewership which averaged 1.687 million viewers, which is down from the 1.735 million last week. This the third consecutive week that the viewership has dro[...]
Jul 08 - The numbers are in for this week's WWE Raw viewership which averaged 1.687 million viewers, which is down from the 1.735 million last week. This the third consecutive week that the viewership has dro[...]
Jul 08
Trailer & Info Released For New WWE Battlegrounds Game
WWE issued the following: BRAWL WITHOUT LIMITS IN WWE® 2K BATTLEGROUNDS Arcade-style, competitive action and social play bring friends and families together to battle it out in the r[...]
Jul 08 - WWE issued the following: BRAWL WITHOUT LIMITS IN WWE® 2K BATTLEGROUNDS Arcade-style, competitive action and social play bring friends and families together to battle it out in the r[...]
Jul 08
Update On More New WWE Title Belt Designs
WWE recently unveiled a new United States Championship belt design on Monday's Raw. It would seem as if they also have plans at some stage to change up some more title belts. @BeltFanDan revealed on [...]
Jul 08 - WWE recently unveiled a new United States Championship belt design on Monday's Raw. It would seem as if they also have plans at some stage to change up some more title belts. @BeltFanDan revealed on [...]
Jul 08
Taz To Make Shocking Announcement On Tonight's AEW Fyter Fest
Tony Khan has announced that Taz and Brian Cage will be interviewed by Tony Schiavone during Night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest on TNT. Khan revealed that Taz's will make an announcement that will send shockw[...]
Jul 08 - Tony Khan has announced that Taz and Brian Cage will be interviewed by Tony Schiavone during Night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest on TNT. Khan revealed that Taz's will make an announcement that will send shockw[...]
Jul 08
Triple H Comments On The Great American Bash Competing With AEW
Triple H discussed WWE using the Great American Bash event name for the recent episode of NXT to compete with AEW's Fyter Fest last week. Here is what he told SI.com: “It absolutely is part [...]
Jul 08 - Triple H discussed WWE using the Great American Bash event name for the recent episode of NXT to compete with AEW's Fyter Fest last week. Here is what he told SI.com: “It absolutely is part [...]
Jul 08
More Details On The New WWE United States Title Design
@BeltFanDan on Twitter, who revealed the WWE U.S. Title was getting a new design back last year has tweeted some more interesting information regarding the design of the new belt. He tweeted: "Mor[...]
Jul 08 - @BeltFanDan on Twitter, who revealed the WWE U.S. Title was getting a new design back last year has tweeted some more interesting information regarding the design of the new belt. He tweeted: "Mor[...]
Jul 08
Top NJPW Wrestler Didn't Know Who Vince McMahon Was, Kenny Omega Responds
Dave Meltzer shared a story on Twitter of NJPW wrestler Kota Ibushi attending NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016, when he went backstage he reportedly met Vince McMahon but had no idea who he was. "The f[...]
Jul 08 - Dave Meltzer shared a story on Twitter of NJPW wrestler Kota Ibushi attending NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016, when he went backstage he reportedly met Vince McMahon but had no idea who he was. "The f[...]
Jul 07
Jay Lethal Issues Statement Denying Sexual Harassment Allegations
Jay Lethal then issued the following statement on recent allegations made against him by Kelly Klein, who claims he has sexually harassed multiple women while in ROH. “It has always been my c[...]
Jul 07 - Jay Lethal then issued the following statement on recent allegations made against him by Kelly Klein, who claims he has sexually harassed multiple women while in ROH. “It has always been my c[...]
Jul 07
Vince McMahon Remembers His Father On His Birthday
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has taken to Twitter to remember his father the late great Vince McMahon Sr., on what would have been his 106th birthday. McMahon Sr. died aged 69 on May 24, 1984. &ldqu[...]
Jul 07 - WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has taken to Twitter to remember his father the late great Vince McMahon Sr., on what would have been his 106th birthday. McMahon Sr. died aged 69 on May 24, 1984. &ldqu[...]
Jul 07
WWE Hires New Chief Financial Officer
WWE issued the following: STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2020 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Kristina Salen as Chief Financial Officer reporting directly to W[...]
Jul 07 - WWE issued the following: STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2020 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Kristina Salen as Chief Financial Officer reporting directly to W[...]
Jul 06
WWE Monday Night Raw Results (07/06/2020)
The following are the results of the July 6, 2020 edition of Monday Night Raw: 1. Dolph Ziggler and former WWE Superstar Heath Slater confronted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Slater cut an emoti[...]
Jul 06 - The following are the results of the July 6, 2020 edition of Monday Night Raw: 1. Dolph Ziggler and former WWE Superstar Heath Slater confronted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Slater cut an emoti[...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: MVP Introduces a New United States Championship Belt
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former two-time WWE United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter introduced a new belt design for the United States Championship, proclaiming himself [...]
Jul 06 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former two-time WWE United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter introduced a new belt design for the United States Championship, proclaiming himself [...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: Eye for an Eye at Extreme Rules
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio teamed up with Kevin Owens to take on the team of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy, with the winning team having the right to name the stipulat[...]
Jul 06 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio teamed up with Kevin Owens to take on the team of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy, with the winning team having the right to name the stipulat[...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: The One-Man Band Returns
In the opening segment of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was confronted by his former 3MB stablemate Heath Slater after Slater was introduced by Dolph Ziggler, [...]
Jul 06 - In the opening segment of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was confronted by his former 3MB stablemate Heath Slater after Slater was introduced by Dolph Ziggler, [...]
Jul 06
Recently Released WWE Superstars Appearing On Tonight's Raw
Heath Slater, who was released from the company back in April will be appearing on tonight's episode of WWE, according to PWInsider. Despite his release, Slater is still under WWE contract as he is s[...]
Jul 06 - Heath Slater, who was released from the company back in April will be appearing on tonight's episode of WWE, according to PWInsider. Despite his release, Slater is still under WWE contract as he is s[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π