Triple H has progressively moved away from the ring in recent years, successfully dedicating himself to his executive role. The Game has personally contributed to the birth and rise of NXT, making the 'Black and Gold' brand a great alternative to the Raw and SmackDown shows.
The 14-time world champion underwent a delicate heart operation a few months ago, from which he is still recovering. HHH's choice to sign the best talents on the independent circuit proved to be spot on, having allowed athletes such as Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Adam Cole and Keith Lee to emerge.
The same concept applies to Kyle O'Reilly, who signed his first deal with WWE in 2017. During his time at NXT, the Canadian superstar certainly didn't go unnoticed. In a recent conversation with Renee Paquette on her podcast, former NXT Tag Team Champion spoke about her relationship with Triple H.
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"Triple H told me that NXT was like a Broadway show" - said O’Reilly. “It is in that context that true artists emerge. There they have the chance to cultivate their skills, as they can act, sing or dance without there being any special effects.
The same goes for NXT. In Raw and SmackDown there are special effects that hide your shortcomings”- he added. In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, Dutch Mantell commented on the evolution of NXT: “I think Vince McMahon and his executives have decided to go their own way.
They want to take creative control of NXT. Triple H is far away right now and his creature is totally different from how he left her. In addition to the product being reformed, several members of his team have been turned away.
It's as if Vince McMahon wants to start over”. The effects of the global pandemic have forced WWE to release many superstars over the past two years. The cuts also affected the NXT roster. Sheamus revealed that he had received a lot of hate from people because of the storyline involving Jeff Hardy.
The Celtic Warrior believes that it is a win for his character and he is thriving in that situation. While Sheamus is enjoying his current run in WWE, things weren't so smooth for him back in the day. As it turns out, his casual relationship with Triple H made everyone question his legitimacy on the roster as they would all label him with demeaning terms.