WWE news: Triple H highlights difference between main roster and NXT production

31 May

Triple H says ‘simplicity’ is a major difference in the production of main roster and NXT shows.

The Game has been praised for the way he runs and produces NXT’s weekly tapings and TakeOver events.

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Meanwhile, WWE chairman Vince McMahon has come under-fire from fans following poor TV ratings for Raw and SmackDown Live.

When asked by talkSPORT how big the difference is between producing main roster and NXT shows, Triple H said: “The truth is when you talk about writers and producers, all of that, a lot of that comes down to, for Raw or for SmackDown, being a three-hour and two-hour show versus what NXT is.

“When you get into the TakeOvers, I don’t want to undersell it, but the simplicity of what we do is the superstars in the ring, letting them do what they do.

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“This [TakeOver] is the culmination, this is the epic fight scene in the movies, right? But the writing and the build of the characters and everything else that goes into making that epic fight scene mean something, it’s what takes place prior to that, and those are [in] the one-hour shows.

“So it’s a bit different. There’s a team, I’m part of that team, Shawn [Michaels] is part of that.

“There are various people that are part of that team and we all contribute together and work with the talent and hopefully put on the best product we can.”

NXT UK Live comes to Download Festival at Donington Park in Derby on June 14.

NXT UK champion Pete Dunne and NXT UK Women’s champion Toni Storm are just some of the superstars who will be fighting on the card.

Triple H hopes to make an announcement about future NXT UK plans soon.

He added: “I’m hoping we’re going to be able to put out something soon on that. We’re just trying to finalise some things.

“In the US, when one piece moves, the dominoes fall. It kind of changes things.

“As the dominoes fell, it shifted down the line. But hopefully we’ll have an announcement soon.”