Over the last few years NXT has evolved in a major way, and the women’s division in WWE in general has done the same.
Recently it’s been rumored that NXT officials were considering dropping the “women’s” from the NXT Women’s Championship, and during the recent NXT TakeOver: Portland conference call Triple H addressed the speculation.
“There were conversation that were had. It was basically about not having to beat it into the ground when you say it, but it just got run with and once… when you have that many people working on a product, and something gets taken the wrong way, everybody in trying to do their job, just spreads it.”
Triple H went on to say that although there was never an edict to make the change, the idea is to not beat it into the ground that the belt is the women’s title.
“There was never an edict, there was never anything. It really was what it was, of just trying not to… if you’re showing a graphic, you don’t have to say, the title belt that says ‘Women’s’, the graphic that says ‘Women’s’, the announcers saying ‘Women’s’, so everybody is… but you get it. There are pictures of women there, you get what it is. You don’t have to beat it into the ground. It was more of, it just got run with and speculated on.”
Current NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Rhipley is currently set to defend her title against Bianca Belair at the NXT TakeOver: Portland PPV which will air live Sunday on the WWE Network.
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