Triple H Hopes To Have Announcement For Next NXT UK Takeover ‘Soon’
We are days away from NXT Takeover: XXV but when asked about NXT and their potential future shows, WWE legend Triple H has stated that he's hoping to 'put out something soon' regarding the next UK Takeover.
Speaking in a conference call on Thursday afternoon, 'The King Of Kings' discussed the future of the NXT UK brand following its inaugural special in January of this year, with the weekly show on Wednesday evenings also impressing.
"I'm hoping we can put out something soon on that, we're just trying to finalise some things," the 49-year old said.
"When one piece moves the dominos fall so things have shifted down the line but we're hoping to have an announcement soon."
IN TWO WEEKS: Two of #NXTUK's BIGGEST factions will COLLIDE when #Imperium takes on #BritishStrongStyle! pic.twitter.com/gIDVq7AZWU
- WWE Network (@WWENetwork) May 29, 2019
On the topic of Saturday's show at the Webster Bank Arena in Connecticut, the former WWE Champion delved into the history of the Takeover events and their evolution in the last half decade, following their debut in 2014.
When asked about a 'learning curve' in this process, he explained: "When you start something, how do you make it have its own identity? Not make it a version of something else and try to make it standalone, that's been the learning curve for me.
"It's been a unique experience for me to learn from so many of these men and women who come into this system from all various walks of life, it's not about them all coming from the same place and having the same journey."
Away from the WWE, last weekend saw the first pay-per-view of All Elite Wrestling, with their Double Or Nothing show gaining critical acclaim in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
HHH himself referenced the company backed by the co-owner of Fulham Tony Khan at the WWE Hall Of Fame back in April, making a remark during DX's speech.
AEW talent Cody Rhodes responded to this in Vegas by destroying a throne with a sledgehammer, a trademark of HHH's in ring career.
Cody Rhodes's entrance is a Triple H diss #AEWDON #DoubeOrNothing pic.twitter.com/2i2pAkeTyT
- Wiggler (@DcalebX) May 26, 2019
Despite the potential for a war between the two companies atop the wrestling landscape, Triple H explained that his current focus remains on NXT.
"For me, I don't think about it to be honest," the 12-time world champion said.
"For me when it comes to this Takeover, I want to put out the best product possible. I'm not focused on anyone else or their creative, what they said or didn't say or anything else, to me, I'm focused on this Saturday and Takeover XXV."
The sole man who will have the honour of competing in the first Takeover as well as its silver jubilee is Tyler Breeze, who will be facing Velveteen Dream for the NXT North American Championship.
Per Triple H, Tyler Breeze is officially classified as an NXT talent again. Says upcoming match against Velveteen Dream has potential to steal the show. "They both want to prove something here." pic.twitter.com/hdwBezFA1h
- Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) May 30, 2019
Breeze has returned to NXT following a four-year stint on the WWE main roster, with his appearances becoming increasingly sporadic as time has gone by. On his return to the NXT roster, 'The Game' expressed that he is 'thrilled' about having one of his former talents return.
"For me, Tyler Breeze is in NXT right now. I'm thrilled to have him here and I think he's one of the greatest talents out there and I'm thrilled to have him back."