Triple H has taken steps to assure devotees of NXT that the current output of the brand’s TakeOver events will not change once the switch to Peacock occurs.
On February 1, WWE and NBCUniversal made the joint announcement that the award winning WWE Network would be moving to the latter’s streaming service on March 18 in a deal worth in excess on $1 billion. While current subscribers will have to put up with the snag of being unable to pause or rewind live events until they become available on-demand, the monthly rate will drop by half to only $4.99.
Once the announcement was made, questions began to circulate about the future of NXT on the WWE Network. Currently airing on USA Network in the United States, fans became concerned that the black and gold brand would have to be removed from the library and added over a month after a current episode airs as the company do with both Raw and SmackDown.
Now, Triple H has taken to the post-NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day media call to assure patrons that the brand is going nowhere and the amount of NXT TakeOver events will not diminish:
“That [same amount of TakeOvers] is the plan right now. Obviously, new partners and a platform but the content and delivery of content is a WWE product and WWE’s process. Will that change at some point? Will there be more or less? I mean, no different, we’re always going to evaluate, no different that than we would at any other point in time. So, that is the plan to keep going. The beautiful thing about Peacock is it’s a lot of eyeballs potentially you know?”
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day on February 14 saw Finn Balor retain the NXT Championship against Pete Dunne in a thriller, Io Shirai retain the NXT Women’s Championship against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez, MSK and Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez triumph in their respective Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament Finals and Johnny Gargano retain the NXT North American Championship against Kushida.
Credit for the interview: NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day Media Call