At the conclusion of NXT TakeOver: XXX this Saturday, Triple H conducted a media call and talked about the announcement made during the show that NXT UK was back on September 17. He confirmed that the planned October UK TakeOver event will probably be postponed again, but he also talked about WWE’s partnership with BT Sport. Originally scheduled on April 25, 2020, NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin was rescheduled last March and announced to take place on October 25.

“I don’t know that the T’s have been crossed and the I’s have been dotted on October yet, but I believe that will get postponed even further. And again, that might already be a done deal,” Triple H said. “And I just did, at this moment, get out of a call, but I look forward to the brand starting back up. Our partnership with BT Sport started before all of this happened with COVID, and they’ve been amazing partners. And they are just really engaged in the brand, and as this was going down and everybody got into the COVID world and things got into lockdown, I was starting to take a look at what is going to happen on the other side of this.

He continued, “We had started conversations before COVID hit around working closer with BT and using their studios in London. They’re right in the heart of London. They are truly London-based in a worldwide global city, and they have amazing studios there. That came back onto the table, and here we go. So we will be setting up there.”

Triple H also talked about the safety protocols that they will be taking because of Coronavirus. He said that there will be a team working on the ground in the UK as well as a team of himself and others working in the U.S. “One of the things that is awesome about it is we can take every safety protocol and every precaution that we can with talent there,” Triple H noted. “We’ll be working with minimal staff there, and we will be digitally, from here, engaging with everything over there. So all our teams there will be on the ground working together but in a restricted fashion and with all the safety protocols, and the rest of us will be here digitally working with them. I’m not the most tech guy in the world, but in a virtual standpoint, we will be here, Shawn Michaels will be here, I will be here with Matt Bloom and different coaches. We will have directors here, we will have producers and people working from here, working through their studios.

He added, “They will be able to see us live on giant video walls, and we will be able to see them and go through everything with them as if we were there in person. But we will be over here. That’s a little bit all outside of my technical wheelhouse, but everybody is using it. It will be amazing to see. It’s very futuristic, but I look forward to the experience into doing it and can’t say enough about our partners at BT, and I look forward to putting back out there the amazing product that is NXT UK. And I think that it’s only going to get better and better. The talent there are amazing. We’re going to continue to build that up.”

Triple H said that he hopes to have TakeOvers again in the UK. He also expressed the desire for fans to return, saying he misses them dearly. He hyped up everything about NXT UK, saying that it’s something that people won’t want to miss. “When we can, we’ll get back into TakeOvers and everything else that makes that brand everything it can be. And hopefully, when the time is right, we’ll be back over there too, because they’re some of my favourite fans in the world.”

Triple H confessed, “I can’t wait to get back there in person. So I will say that for this, across the board from a TakeOver standpoint, God, I miss fans. God, I miss them. I can’t state it enough. As hard as we’re all working to try to make this special, and something for them, and incredible and for them to watch at home, man, having them here, and that energy, and that drive, and blow the roof off the place. And there are just moments in time where you know something would just be epic and that it will blow the roof off of the place. It’s just not everything that it can be. Talent is killing it. I mean, giving every single thing they have to make this epic. The production crew are giving it every single thing they have. All of it – the writing team, everybody! And it is just a team effort, and everybody is doing every single thing they can to make this happen. But I’ll tell you, we cannot wait. I cannot wait to have you back in person.”

 

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