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Triple H Speaks About AEW
On a weekend that noticed WWE and AEW placed on two of their greatest reveals of the yr, Triple H opened up about how a lot he retains a watch on what the competitors is doing.
In a BT Sport interview with Ariel Helwani (h/t Fernando Quiles Jr. of Wrestling Inc.), The Recreation was requested if he pays consideration to AEW.
“Do I watch it on a week-to-week foundation? No,” he replied. “Am I conscious of what is taking place there? To a level. I am not following every thing they do. There’s typically I am going to see anyone would say, ‘Oh, it is similar to what they do.’ I am like, ‘I had no concept.'”
Given how a lot is on Triple H’s plate as WWE’s chief content material officer, he would by no means have sufficient time to observe every thing AEW is doing.
However it’s affordable to consider that a number of folks on WWE’s inventive staff at the least preserve tabs on their competitors. That is simply good enterprise to glean issues from what is going on within the wrestling world.
When Triple H was answerable for the unique NXT, it was marketed as WWE’s developmental model the place the subsequent wave of main-roster superstars would come from. Whereas that was true in some regard, it was additionally the corporate’s try and attraction to followers of the non-WWE promotions on this planet.
Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Adam Cole, Samoa Joe and plenty of others have been already established names to the hardcore wrestling viewers lengthy earlier than they went to NXT. WWE was properly conscious of that when these stars have been signed to NXT.
If there are issues AEW is doing which might be resonating with followers, folks in WWE ought to preserve tabs on it to see how they may incorporate some facets of it with out instantly copying it.
Principle Nonetheless “Assured” Cena Match will Occur
Regardless of some teases of a match with Austin Principle taking place over the summer time, John Cena wound up not being part of SummerSlam.
In an interview with CBS Sports activities’ Shakiel Mahjouri (begins at 13:10 mark), Principle stated he’s “fairly assured” a bout with Cena will happen at WrestleMania 39.
The teases of a feud between Cena and Principle have been ongoing earlier this yr. The 13-time WWE champion responded to a snarky birthday tweet from the younger Famous person in April:
John Cena @JohnCena
Everybody understands that you’ve way more expertise, energy, and presents than I ever had. Don’t apologize for that. Ever. An apology ought to come 20 years from now should you fail to offer the EFFORT wanted to show your potential into your legacy. I hope that day by no means comes. 🥃 <a href=”https://t.co/3apKiTwgDw”>https://t.co/3apKiTwgDw</a>
After his surprise Money in the Bank win in July, Theory cut a promo for the stay crowd when the present was off the air saying “no one can contact me, not even John Cena.”
The 2 met face-to-face on Uncooked throughout the episode celebrating Cena’s 20-year anniversary in WWE.
In response to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Reside (h/t Angel Aramboles of WrestlingNews.co), Cena wasn’t obtainable to work SummerSlam on July 30 as a result of he was filming Season 2 of Peacemaker.
Relying on Cena’s schedule, WrestleMania could be an excellent stage if he will work one other match in WWE. The occasion is being held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Cena’s final televised match was a loss to Roman Reigns in the primary occasion of SummerSlam 2021 for the WWE common championship. He additionally labored a six-man tag match with Rey and Dominik Mysterio towards Reigns and the Usos in September 2021 that wasn’t on tv.
Principle is a rising star in WWE who has proven strong potential along with his first main push. A possible feud with Cena on the most important present of the yr may elevate him to a different stage if it finally ends up taking place.
Paul Heyman Nonetheless Promoting Lesnar Assault
It has been a couple of month since Paul Heyman was seen on tv after being attacked by Brock Lesnar.
Per Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Heyman was backstage serving to out throughout Conflict on the Fortress on Saturday, however he did not seem on the present to proceed promoting his accidents.
Heyman obtained laid out with an F-5 by way of the announce desk by the Beast within the SummerSlam major occasion.
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Lesnar wound up dropping to Reigns in a Final Man Standing Match after being attacked by the Usos and buried underneath a mountain of tables, ring steps, chairs and the rest that might be discovered at ringside.
That additionally marked the latest look for Lesnar on WWE tv.
Whereas Heyman’s presence has been missed due to what he can do on the microphone, it is good reserving to maintain him off TV for some time to recover from the severity of the accidents he suffered throughout the assault by Lesnar.
This additionally offers the inventive staff an opportunity to resolve potential subsequent steps for Heyman. It is potential he returns in his identical function as particular counsel to Reigns, however maybe Triple H and the remainder of the employees have a brand new concept for Heyman to attempt when he does return.
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