Triple H says the UK was just the beginning.
WWE's global expansion has been making headlines in 2017. WWE held their WWE United Kingdom Tournament which led to a weekly show on the WWE Network for the talent from The United Kingdom. Since then WWE has held tryouts in other parts of the world. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Triple H talked about his gameplan for his world-wide talent search.
“We are now recruiting globally in a way we have never done before. I want to find the best talent from everywhere in the world. In the last few years, you’ve seen us much more aggressively recruiting internationally, whether that be Singapore or Malaysia, Germany or England, or Australia or Dubai. We’re creating pathways for talent to make it to the WWE,” said Triple H.
He says he will use the same structure that WWE has used in the past when dealing with The United Kingdom. Some of the talent brought in for the tournament are now being shown on NXT Takeover specials.
“That pathway in the U.K. is very easy to replicate globally. This allows fans of those talents to see talent evolve and grow into NXT and beyond, and that localizes content. So, no matter where your home is, there is now a clear pathway to get to the WWE. The world is a big place, and I can’t wait to get to every corner to find the best talent in the world," said Triple H.
Looking for talent all over the globe is a no-brainer for Triple H, he says it is all about bolstering the WWE brand.
“For me, why would I not want to recruit from the entire globe? There is a massive amount of skilled, dedicated, and passionate people out there, and we just need to give them the path. If we teach them how to get here, they will come. I am a big believer that WWE is the greatest form of entertainment in the world, and I want to show that to the world, but I also want there to be a way for people across the globe to get here,” said Triple H.
The interviewer asked Triple H about skepticism of the WWE Performance Center. He was asked about the idea WWE is producing cookie cutter wrestlers.
“The misconception is always the same, and it’s absolutely wrong.We are looking to make our talent as diverse as possible. People say everyone is wearing the same thing and training the same way. Yet they are not training the same way. We are grouping people together to work on building certain skills. The core of what we do is the same...Then we set you up with people to develop your characters. We want the talent to develop their character, and our job is to help harness the character. We want them, every single one of them, to be unique and have their own feel," said Triple H.
He went on to say the WWE Performance Center has created a climate for success and the family atmosphere is essential. Fightful Wrestling will cover any signings or new tryouts as WWE looks around the globe for new roster members.
The rest of the interview can be found at SI.com.