WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has noted the changes Triple H has made to the process of calling up NXT stars to WWE’s main roster.
Since Triple H founded NXT over a decade ago the purpose of the brand was to be a breeding ground for the WWE Superstars of tomorrow. The brand has seen the likes of Big E, Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins, Asuka, Roman Reigns, and dozens and dozens more go on to have successful careers on Raw and SmackDown.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast – courtesy of AdFreeShows – Road Dogg noted how Triple is giving NXT fair warning when looking to call up the brand’s stars, something that wasn’t always done under Vince McMahon’s leadership:
“Yeah. So all of the above to be quite honest with you because there’s not a strict streamlined process, especially now that Hunter is in charge of the creative. He understands much more about giving fair warning so you can write the person out or write the person off or however you’re going to do it. It gives you time to prepare creatively for that. I like a heads up.”
“So sometimes we got those and sometimes we didn’t. I think going forward, you’ll always, I’m speaking now from NXT creative experience, that we had time to prepare to send people off, but sometimes we got, ‘Hey, we’re taking this person because we got an idea for this and this’, and you could be in the middle of something with them or not, and there they went. So I don’t think it’ll be that way anymore because I think everybody understands at least let me beat him on the way out or let me do something to close the book on his character or whatever. Give us time to create something. I think that’ll happen a lot now.”