As noted, WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque took part in a media scrum with reporters while the WWE was in the U.K. recently to film their two-day WWE U.K. Championship Tournament special, which premieres on the WWE Network on June 25th and June 26th.
Featured below are some additional highlights of Triple H’s media scrum. In the following excerpts, “The Game” talks about Vince McMahon’s awareness level of the NXT and U.K. brands.
On how aware Vince McMahon is of the NXT and U.K. brands since they are primarily Triple H’s projects: “He’s well aware of all of it. It’s a funny thing, some people think he’s not aware of things in his own company. [Laughs] He’s well aware of all of it. He’s all for all of it. There’s a lot of things going on. We grow as a brand every single day and that growing and that expanding, and all of it is an important part of WWE. It doesn’t take away from any of the things we were in the past, but our intent is not to stay what we were, our intent is to be what we can become. Our vision of WWE is massive compared to what it is right now. His vision of what WWE will become is massive and you have to remember this is a guy who envisioned it going from little smoke-filled bars to 100,000 people in a stadium and being seen all around the world with one global brand. That vision is amazing, so he has a vision for all of it, but he’s well aware of all of it, trust me.”
On the fans who say the NXT and U.K. brands are putting out a better product than WWE: “Everybody has opinions. I’m sure you’ve heard that quote before. Yeah, everybody has opinions. Look, you just try to put out the best product you can put out. For me, it’s a different reach and a different vibe. If you’re a fan of a certain genre of music, you just like that music better. If you go to that concert, you like that concert better. It’s a big world, lot of fans. WWE has almost a billion followers on social media, number one channel for sports, number two channel overall on YouTube. We got a lot of people watching. Some of them like different things. It’s just funny people believe what they believe is the answer. It certainly doesn’t seem to be hurting business, there’s enough product to go around for everybody.”
Check out more from the Triple H media scrum in the U.K. via the video embedded above.