Triple H Says VAR Won't Be Making Its Way To WWE
Triple H says VAR won't be coming to WWE any time soon despite fans chanting for it during NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool on Sunday.
The technology, which sees officials in a room watching screen give the on-field referee help with decisions, has been brought into Premier League football this term and caused a real stir for fans due to inconsistencies and the constant delays for key calls such as penalties, handballs and offsides.
A rabid crowd at the Empress Ballroom chanted 'VAR' during when there was referee controversy inside the squared circle in during the opening bout between Trent Seven and Eddie Dennis and the main event as Walter defending his WWE United Kingdom Championship against Joe Coffey.
Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, acknowledged the chants and VAR signs but confirms it won't be making its way to sports entertainment.
Speaking at a media conference after the show, the 14-time world champion said: "If you can get away with it here, it's legal. I saw some comments from people on Twitter, people from the States being like, 'What the hell is VAR?'
"It gives the rest of the world some culture, to see that there's actually a world outside of their world. You're not going to see any Video Assistant Referees, the only replays we're going to give you are when you see something crazy and need to see it a second time to believe it happened - like Trent Seven getting 'Razors Edged' backwards over the top rope.
"That's when we'll give you a 'Video Assistant Reminder' of what just happened."
The latest NXT UK Takeover ended with the victorious Walter and his Imperium cohorts Marcel Barthel, Alexander Wolfe and Fabian Aichner were ambushed by Undisputed Era, the NXT faction who have destroyed just about everyone in recent months.
The crowd were sent into raptures over the surprise appearance, which sets up a monumental match between the two groups at the upcoming 'Worlds Collide' event.
On making that match happen, Triple H told SPORTbible: "I think it's epic. You look at the end of the show and while Imperium weren't successful in the ladder match, they still come across as dominant.
"If you were to talk about who the big, dominant faction is here, you'd say Imperium - especially when you put Walter into that equation.
"Then you have Undisputed Era, who have been arguably over the last two months, run rough-shot in everyone on Raw, Smackdown and NXT.
"For them to come here and destroy everybody, you know hell's coming and it's all going to pay off at Worlds Collide in a couple of weeks. I want to see it and at the point in time when you're starting to plan this stuff out, it starts with 'Oh, I'd like to see that!'.