Triple H on talent getting pulled from NXT to Raw or Smackdown


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Triple H on talent getting pulled from NXT to Raw or Smackdown

In WWE, Triple H gained industry fame after co-founding the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the "Attitude Era" in the 1990s. After winning his first WWF Championship in 1999, he became a fixture of the company's main event scene, and was widely regarded as the best wrestler in North America by the turn of the millennium.

Triple H has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, seven times. Triple H has also won a number of championships in his career, being a five-time Intercontinental Champion, a three-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team Championship reigns, and one Unified WWE Tag Team Championship reign), a two-time European Champion, and a fourteen-time world champion, making him the seventh Triple Crown Champion and the second Grand Slam Champion.

He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, and a King of the Ring tournament winner. Later in his career, Triple H gained notability for his behind-the-scenes work at WWE, founding the developmental branch NXT, and gaining praise for his business acumen in professional wrestling.

During the first episode of Corey Grave’s After the Bell, The Game commented on talent getting pulled from NXT to Raw or Smackdown: “That will change now. It was before where it was just like, ‘Hey this is what we need, this is the moment we needed it.’ You know, when Vince called and said, ‘I need –‘ Basically, ‘I need your entire women’s division from NXT.’ And I was like ‘Oh my god.

Like, the whole thing?’ And he was like, ‘Well not the whole thing.’ And he listed the talent, I’m like, ‘Well, that’s everyone!’. And what I had said then was, ‘Can you leave me Asuka? If you leave me Asuka, I can tentpole her and build the rest of it around her, and then no problem.’ But you know, all those women kind of went at the same time, and there was a plan for more to come right after that. So I was like, ‘Man that’s tough.' ”