The opportunity to work with Ted DiBiase is priceless.
Triple H joined McKenzie Mitchell and Alicia Taylor to preview NXT TakeOver: In Your House and commented on the importance of Ted DiBiase bringing the Million Dollar Championship to NXT. He said the following:
"He'll say the Million Dollar Championship is priceless. This opportunity is priceless. Ted, you know, one of the largest, most prolific, just one of the biggest characters of his generation. I think that in many ways, Ted exemplifies, and we talked about this a lot when he was coming in here to do this, sort of exemplifies what today sort of is. You have to be able to go bell-to-bell in NXT. You have to be able to go in that ring, so it's not just about the gimmick or the shtick. Having him here, it just exemplifies the ring prowess. Ted was so great in-ring and then when he got to the WWE and he became The Million Dollar Man is when he became a household name. Really, that's what this is. It's taking somebody great ring-to-ring, whether it's LA Knight, Cameron Grimes and putting a little bit of dab of The Million Dollar Man on them and letting them go to that next level."
DiBiase first began appearing on NXT TV a couple of months ago, one-upping Cameron Grimes at every turn. On June 8, he brought the Million Dollar Championship to NXT and announced that Grimes and LA Knight would fight over it in a ladder match at TakeOver: In Your House. The two men have been embroiled in a conflict over who should have the honor of carrying on the Million Dollar legacy of Ted DiBiase’s.
Triple H shared how everyone backstage was excited to see and touch the title, essentially turning them all back into fans. Furthermore, he highlighted the significance of having DiBiase there in person and the talent being able to pick his brain.
"To be able to carry the Million Dollar Belt, I can tell you this from experience of being here when we brought the title in for the first time and almost everybody that's seen it -- When I brought it from Stamford that day, flew it down with me and brought it here and opened the case up, everybody that was backstage was like, 'Oh my God, is that the legit one,' and coming over and, 'Can I touch it and see that?' Even the other night, Cameron Grimes and LA Knight had both seen it for a few seconds earlier in the day, but live on TV when Ted opened that case I could see them going back to being fans. It was real. That's the magic of this business is to go through and have those moments. Someone like Ted DiBiase with his experience and knowledge and everything else, to be here, not only within this moment but to be here when he is here and have everyone that's back here with him be able to pick his brain and ask him questions and get his thoughts on things. He knows more about this business than just about anybody, so having that experience and being able to pick his brain is awesome," Triple H said.
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