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Triple H On A New Women’s Title In NXT – “Definitely A Thought In Mind”

Triple H and NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai

Triple H has discussed the possibility of adding another women’s championship for the women of NXT to compete for.

Discussing many things on a media call before NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day which takes place on Sunday 14th of February. Triple H was asked if he felt if there should be a new women’s championship in NXT to support the swelling ranks of the women’s division on the brand. Triple H confirmed that conversations around that subject have happened but he’s not a fan of having too many championships.

‘The Game’ explained:

“I think those conversations happen. I think you’re always looking to make it everything that it can be. You also wanna make sure that you don’t water things down. So I’m not a big believer in having, like, 38 titles in organisations that are just like – everybody’s just constantly, like, making their way to a different title at any given time. I don’t believe that it’s always about those championships, there’s a lot of different storytelling. But yeah, that’s definitely a thought that’s in mind and we’ll see where it goes. I think especially as the women’s division has increased in size. People were talking about that a few years ago but I don’t believe that the depth and the size of it was there to warrant it. It’s getting to that point now certainly where it could handle it. So, yeah, those are conversations that I’ve had a lot.”

Currently, the NXT Women’s Championship is exclusive to the black and gold brand. Champion, Io Shirai will defend it in a triple threat match against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships are not brand exclusive but have only been defended on NXT twice. First in October 2019 when The Kabuki Warriors defended successfully against Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox. In June 2020, Tegan Nox would team, this time, with Shotzi Blackheart in a losing effort against Bayley and Sasha Banks.

The NXT UK Women’s Championship, held by Kay Lee Ray is defended almost exclusively on the NXT UK brand. It was defended at WWE Worlds Collide when then champion Toni Storm defended the title in a triple threat match. Her challengers were 2021 women’s Royal Rumble winner, Bianca Belair, and Nikki Cross.