Triple H made an appearance on After The Bell with Corey Graves where he spoke about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, Triple H talked about expanding into the UK market with their NXT UK brand that was launched in 2016 and now has a performance center.
While WWE works with independent wrestling promotions in the UK such as Progress and ICW, the company has put restrictions in the contracts that they have with UK talent.
This has caused some talent not to work with promotions that WWE doesn’t have a working relationship with such as WrestleCircus, Defiant and Pro Wrestling Chaos, which have shut down.
This is something that Triple H talked about, which was the feeder system being misunderstood and what they were trying to accomplish in the UK.
“Yes, some of these indies are going to go away. The ones that are gonna go away are the ones that were paying you $25 when they promised you $75.
The ones that didn’t have a ring that would hold up, the ones that didn’t have medical there, the ones that didn’t care about you they were just booking you because they were hoping to sell some tickets and you had a little bit of buzz so they were hoping to sell some tickets and they could care less what you do when you do it.”
We want to work with the ones that were cultivating talent, encouraging them to become better, working on promos.”
He would then talk about having the proper equipment and medical care at the show itself, so a talent wouldn’t have to worry about the promoter trying to figure out if they could get an ambulance or an Uber should a talent get hurt.
Triple H ended by talking about how the promotions that they don’t allow their wrestlers to work for are the ones who didn’t follow the guidelines that he mentioned. He also talked about how he’s heard that changes have been made by promotions to comply.
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below (UK quotes around 19-minute mark):