Triple H has provided an update on the status of two NXT personalities, Velveteen Dream and Pat McAfee, and what their future is on the black and gold brand.
Speaking to the media regarding NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. The WWE EVP was asked about the two Superstars given their recent absences. Triple H provided this update, first, on Velveteen Dream.
“There’s really nothing to add with Velveteen Dream. We’ve gone over it a million times, status update, he’s still training. He had a little bit of a physical thing here for a bit but [he’s] still there, still with us, still at the PC, still training, still on the roster.”
Triple H then discussed McAfee who set the wrestling world abuzz with his contributions to his feud with Adam Cole. That led to the WarGames match that saw McAfee’s team with Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch. That foursome would lose to Cole’s Undisputed Era.
Triple H said of McAfee:
“As far as Pat McAfee goes, you know, Pat’s limitations are – he’s a busy guy. Pat is one of the most successful – I hate to put a title on what he does because I feel like it’s limiting to him. Podcaster, media personality, sport’s world personality. Almost every weekend that I look online during football season, Pat seems to be trending on the weekends with his coverage of football, his association with Fan Duel, just everything that he does. This, as you can imagine, going into the [NFL] Playoffs and into the Superbowl was a very busy time for him.”
“Pat’s a busy dude and we had been talking about it and he said ‘look give me a moment to breathe when the Superbowl is over.’ He just got married not that long ago and he’s like if I don’t take a breath for a minute after this Superbowl I might not be married for much longer – my words, not his. I think he just needed to take a breather and if we can engage here back again.”
“He loves it and that’s the one thing I love about Pat.”
NXT: Vengeance Day saw two winners of the men and women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic crowned. Full results can be found here.