Will there be an NXT Down Under in the future.
For those that don’t know NXT is the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) development brand and has seen the likes of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura come through their ranks. More recently, WWE has expanded its NXT brand to the UK signing UK and European stars to their rosters, such as Walter who made his presence known by showing up at NXT Takeover: Blackpool after the epic match between Pete Dunne and Joe Coffey, as well opening the first Performance Centre outside of Orlando.
When confronted by news.com.au, Triple H said it was only a matter of time before Australia would have its own breeding ground for local talent.
“It depends on the passion as to where we go first,” he told news.com.au.
“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.”
He also said it’s easier to sign local talent and train them up in Orlando or now in the Performance Centre in London. However, he expects could change in the next few years – opening the door for an NXT brand and Performance Centre based in Australia.
“We can train people anywhere,” he said. “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.
“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.”
Will this be a good thing for the local wrestling scene in Australia as we have seen that UK based talent are excluded from wrestling on local shows. But just how long till we get to see this dream become a reality is anyone’s question.
Thanks to news.com.au for the quotes