NXT recently went live on USA Network, and even though the brand is Triple H’s baby, with NXT going live on cable there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not Vince McMahon would be getting involved.
Triple H recently talked about what Vince McMahon wants from NXT during an interview with Sports Illustrated, and The Game said that Vince wants the brand to be different.
“Everything that happens within WWE has Vince’s fingerprints on it,” he said. “There is no NXT without Vince. It wouldn’t exist without him. He wants NXT to be different, something for the more passionate fan base. It’s a darker, grittier feel, it’s different. He totally understands that. But he has no desire to be in the day-to-day operations. Vince has a lot of other things on his plate.”
Tonight is a big night for NXT, as the brand will be going head to head with the debut episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
While speaking about NXT dealing with competition, Triple H noted that the challenge for the NXT roster is competing among themselves.
“To be truly great at something, you make the competition in and of yourself. For me, the competitive juices are always flowing, but the greats don’t just rise to the occasion. If you’re truly great, you deliver all the time. The competitive nature of it, for me, is internal. As NXT has grown in the past five years, we’ve been on Wednesday nights and we’ve been doing TakeOvers. The challenge is competing among ourselves.”
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