Tonight is a huge night for NXT as WWE’s third brand is set to go live on USA Network. The show will also be going from 1 hour to 2 hours which is a huge change for the NXT brand.
With NXT going live on NXT network many people have wondered if Vince McMahon will be getting making changes to the brand.
During a recent appearance on the State of Combat podcast, Triple H was asked if he expects the product to change when NXT moves to USA Network and he noted that people don’t give Vince McMahon enough credit.
“As far as the product changing, I always want the product to change and get better from my point of view. Will it hopefully get better? Yes. Will Vince McMahon or anybody else’s involvement change the core? No. The intent is not for them to be involved. You know, one thing that people don’t give Vince McMahon credit for is that none of this would happen without him. The concept, the idea of it being an alternative brand doesn’t exist without him and that is part of what makes it great, is his ability to make us do that and his ability to step back and say, ‘This is what it is and I am not going to change that because it moves to a different platform, it is successful for a reason and I want that reason to continue to grow.'”
“Truth is, everything with WWE has his fingerprints on it, even NXT. I have sat under his learning tree for 25+ years and a lot of things that I do were taught directly from him. It definitely has his fingerprints, everything in the company has his fingerprints but we’re not looking to change NXT, he’s not looking to get involved; trust me, he’s got enough stuff going on. NXT is going to be what it is and what it has been as an alternative and much more for our core base; for those who are super passionate and really into what we do as opposed to being a casual fan. The people who are really into it, this is the brand for them. They are going to feel like this is home for them. If anything, we’ll just make it more of that.”
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