Triple H talks NXT.
NXT is now established on USA every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. And though viewership has continued to decline and AEW Dynamite has been victorious every week in the Wednesday Night Ratings War, NXT founder Triple H is happy with how NXT has progressed.
"I'm thrilled with where it is," Triple H told Corey Graves on After The Bell. "There's a lot of conversation about the Wednesday Night War, but it's never been about that for me. I've been saying for a long time, the one thing I felt NXT could use was more time. We were at a point where we had a robust bench of talent, but in a one-hour show, you just don't have the room to debut talent and get people opportunities as you're trying to tell that episodic story. It became the curse of the one-hour. This has opened up that door to getting new characters and talent out there."
Triple H continued, "That 10/2 show was almost like a TakeOver. In the last week or so, we've come into the smooth transition of what NXT is. The storytelling, the characters, and building the long-range stories. I'm happy because I don't feel like the product has changed or NXT has morphed into trying to be like Raw or SmackDown. It's not about today. It's about the long-range. We built this slowly over time. If you hot shot something and it gets over, it gets over. But it can die out as quickly as it picked up steam. When a talent gets over organically, and they're over, they're over."
NXT has made some big moves in recent weeks with Finn Balor turning heel and the announcement of the first-ever women's War Games match. The brand also invaded SmackDown on Friday and will be part of WWE Survivor Series.
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