Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
Hoping to become a more active touring company in 2016 so that NXT can finally become profitable, Triple H has booked his developmental crew for a tour of the midwest. In January, the promotion will be making their debuts in Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay. They will also be doing another stop in Pittsburgh. Names being advertised are Apollo Crews, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Bayley.
December 15, 2015
When the NXT tour of the United Kingdom began this week, a noticeable absence was Triple H, the man that is in charge of the developmental brand. The reason for that was because he was needed for WWE business in the United States. HHH will definitely be heading over to Europe whenever they do the big Takeover show in London. He will more than likely head back home afterwards.
December 12, 2015
Back when WWE was debating on whether or not to sign Kevin Owens to a developmental deal, there was a backstage vote taken by five members of the front office. Two thought that he was worth the risk, but there were also two that rejected the idea, stating that he has minimal chance of ever being a star. Triple H had the final vote, and he made the decision to hire Owens, which he is quite grateful for.
September 10, 2015
Since NXT has been growing exponentially, the belief is that the performers are being paid more. That is actually not the case. The developmental territory is running at a loss and requires financial help from WWE. Because of that, Triple H is not able to give out gate bonuses to the wrestlers that work the show. That might change soon once the promotion can survive on its own.
August 21, 2015
During a recent interview, Elijah Burke revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he has been in contact with Triple H, and the two of them have discussed the possibility of him making a return to WWE. That comes as a bit of a surprise as the front office has been focused on bringing in new guys and training them in the developmental program. For those that do not know, Burke has been busy filming a couple of movies.
April 19, 2015
Success has a funny way of changing up your plans. Now that Triple H has proven that his NXT stars can draw fans to live events, the company has scrapped the plans of having them do shows at small venues that WWE normally avoids. Management is now looking for medium sized venues for their developmental stars. Another idea being tossed around is to do these shows on a Saturday night in the same town of the pay per view.
April 3, 2015
To promote the brand that he is currently in charge of, Triple H noted that all but one match at Wrestlemania featured someone that trained at NXT. Antonio Cesaro, Luke Harper, Seth Rollins, Paige, Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and several WWE stars in the Andre the Giant battle royal all went through the developmental program. The only match that did not feature someone from there was the one between HHH and Sting.
March 31, 2015