Triple H has laid bare his feelings on wrestling fans picking apart storylines and trying to second guess the product, saying they should simply watch it or don’t.
The Game was talking to the media on a conference call to promote the upcoming NXT TakeOver: In Your House event on Sunday, June 13th. Triple H was asked about the current lack of movement between the NXT brand to the main WWE roster, during his answer the WWE EVP had some critical words for wrestling fans.
Triple H began:
“It’s a funny thing to me sometimes that in our business, everybody is so worried about where people are going to go or land or ‘how is this going to play out long term in the future?’ How about watch it. Do you like it, or do you not like it? Do you have to say, ‘I like it, but I like this other thing more,’ or ‘I like it, but I don’t like it as much as I like that one?’ Just watch it or don’t and stop trying to figure out where everything goes.”
“The fans ruin their own stuff half the time trying to figure out where everything goes and why it’s going there and how and then trying to pick up their phone and go search for the thing to find out what it is that can ruin it for them so they’re not surprised when it happens. I don’t understand that. I’m thrilled with what the brand is. I’m happy with where it is. Do I want it to get better? Yes. Do I want it to grow? Yes. Do I want it to expand? Yes.”
Triple H then used a line familiar to wrestling fans for being used in the WWE’s statement after AEW’s debut edition of Dynamite defeated NXT in the now-shelved ‘Wednesday Night Wars.’
For the man who created NXT, it’s all about sustainable growth for the brand:
“But again, people will take this line, use it out of context. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. I’m not here to make a brand that’s around for a few years or a few minutes. I want it to be long-term, and how’s it going to be long-term? It’s going to morph and evolve. It shouldn’t be the same. If it’s the same three years from now or four years from now as it is right now, we made a mistake. It’s just like people, you grow. If you’re the same person four years from now, you didn’t grow.”
NXT TakeOver: In Your House airs live on Sunday, June 13th on the WWE Network/Peacock. The main event will see the NXT Championship defended in a Fatal Five-Way match between champion Karrion Kross, Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole, Pete Dunne, and Johnny Gargano.