With three brands, WWE is always able to shift talent around to keep them fresh. Whether it's a brand-to-brand invitation, the wild card rule, expiring lottery picks, trades, or a superstar simply showing up on another program, WWE can repaint a character at any point.
"That definitely has changed that mindset, there is different protocols and procedures, 'hey, we'd like to move this talent, we'd like to do that,' and you'll see that coming up in the Draft later in the year," he said.
WWE has not officially confirmed a date for the 2020 Draft, but Fightful Select reported on August 1 that WWE had plans to run a 2020 Draft at the end of August before things changed.
Triple H continued, "You definitely have to think about it a lot more and think about those changes, but I think long-term, it's better for everybody. It's the opportunity where somebody has their run on SmackDown and Raw, they can come change gears on a brand that feels totally different with a different style in NXT. Maybe refresh, get a fresh coat of paint, maybe they're doing something that didn't work, maybe they want to try something completely different. When you see talent that has been in the same company -- I go back to early in my career when I would talk to Undertaker and he would talk about being in the company five or six years, that was unthinkable to me, unreal that someone could be in one place that long, with one company, and still be successful. It was hard to believe. Now, you have a lot of talent that has been in the company 10-15 years, they have that ability to refresh, put a fresh coat of paint on something, start over with a different character or a different take on who they are, that's important for everybody. This opens up the door for them to be able to do that because [each brand] has their own primetime and live spot, the brands all become important and you can't just take away from one to support the other, you have to support all of them.
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