Triple H has opened up about the possibility of WWE Superstars appearing on NWA’s all-women’s show EMPOWERRR, as announced by Mickie James, and the possibility of a sequel to Evolution.
Speaking on the NXT TakeOver: In Your House media call, Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, asked Triple H about recently released star Mickie James’ comments about wanting the best stars to appear at NWA regardless of contractual status and whether WWE will provide any – or have considered another all women’s show.
The Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE joked “Haven’t we already done one?” before adding that he doesn’t believe that’s equality.
“It’s a funny thing to me. I just don’t… So equality is equality. Equality is not, ‘I want my own show.’ Equality is not, ‘We have to have our own programme.’ If I told you that I was making an all-men’s program and I didn’t want women on it, it would be criticised, and I’m not saying that’s right or wrong.”
Mickie James had recently appeared on NWA POWERRR, and said they have a “real opportunity with real history” after stating she’d been “cut off” when previously attempting a similar feat. James also suggested that there are no limitations in terms of participants at the event, saying she wants the best women in the world, regardless of contractual status.
In response, Triple H took aim at the dismissal of “contractual status” and said the best women are in WWE.
“I do think it’s funny when people go, ‘I want the best in the world regardless of contractual status.’ I’m sorry. From a business person standpoint, then why do we have contractual status? Right? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Yeah, if you want to wrestle the best women in the world, come to the WWE. That’s where they are. If you want to go elsewhere and say that they are, that’s an opinion – and you can. But it is what it is.”
The Game added that another all-women’s pay-per-view might happen down the line, but isn’t necessary right now.
And while I’m all for it, I was one of the biggest drivers of it and will we do another all-women’s event down the line? Possibly. But it’s not the must-have at the moment.” I think we do an amazing job of displaying our female athletes and is it perfect? No. Will it always be in flux? Yes, but I think we do a pretty good job. And my opinion – again, my opinion – the best female performers in the world are in WWE. And then if they’re not, they want to be.”
NXT TakeOver: In Your House airs this Sunday, exclusively on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network globally.