Shortly before AEW Dynamite premiered back in 2019, NXT went live on USA Network and it wasn’t long before the Wednesday Night Wars kicked off. Things have certainly changed a lot over the last few years, and fans have seen a number of talents who were once at the forefront of NXT part ways with WWE and join AEW.
Triple H has been a huge part of NXT which has allowed him to work with a variety of talents. During a recent interview with The Atlantic, The Game talked about talents moving from NXT to AEW, and he noted that he still keeps in touch with almost all of them.
“I like all those guys. They helped us get where we needed to get, and I’m thankful for it. The truth is there was a period of time where we were trying to build NXT. We built NXT. Then we were trying to build a brand that could get a television show and sustain it. All those names helped us get there. Whether anybody believed or not they fit on “Raw” or “SmackDown,” those aren’t necessarily my decisions solely, and they’re Vince’s (McMahon) decisions and fans’ decisions; and then, can we continue to do business with them? If they have great gigs, I’m happy for them.
I stay in touch with almost all of them. I like to think they came into us here, we taught them a lot, got them to (a higher level) where they learned how to do television, how to be professionals and all that to be successful there. At some point, they might come back with us, or they might never because they don’t fit our brand as well, but that’s OK. They got us to certain places, and I’m thankful for that, and they’re thankful for that, and they’re off to different things. But that doesn’t stop the train. People leave football teams, move to different teams all the time, and it’s great.”