WWE’s NXT UK brand is holding their debut TakeOver event today in Blackpool, England and among those on hand is Triple H. Triple also announced yesterday that WWE is opening their new UK Performance Center.
Triple H spoke to reporters for “News Australia” and he mentioned that in the next four to five years that Australia would have their own NXT brand.
Triple H added by saying that WWE has had their eyes on the wrestling scene in Australia and that they are looking into whether it would be the right decision for the company to expand down under.
When speaking about another potential NXT brand expansion, Triple H said:
“It depends on the passion as to where we go first.
The passion was so strong here in the UK and there was a massive base.
Australia has a good scene happening there right now. We’re obviously keeping an eye on it and working with it.
But, these are large commitments, so it’s about when we have the level of interest and the belief that there are enough people there for it to succeed.
We can train people anywhere. But once that boils up to enough passion, enough people and enough interest in the marketplace, then we will go there and reward that passion. Once that happens in Australia, we can start what we’re doing here — which is train 30-50 talents.
We get to put a brand on the ground. We get to put an NXT Australia there. We get to make that scene happen there. I do think that’s a strong possibility.”
Triple H then went on to expand on a potential timetable for when fans in Australia might expect to have their own NXT brand. He added that this time they hope to be able to expand into other areas of the world as well.
“We’re running the idea across the world, in a lot of different places at the same time, it just comes down to which place boils up first.
I’d love to do it everywhere now, but it just takes time, effort and people.
Our commitment is there and it’s just a matter of time. Hopefully in between four to five years we’re in Australia and a lot of places.”