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Triple H addresses the possibility of women headlining NXT TakeOver events

Triple H spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote Sunday’s NXT TakeOver: Portland event. 

During the interview, the question of female talent one day headlining these types of specials for NXT which are considered pay-per-view events for the yellow brand was brought up.

On the TakeOver card, there are two women matches – NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair and Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox in a Street Fight. 

On the main roster, there have been several times where women headline PPV main events. For Triple H, he makes the call on which match has the best story in order to fit the main event spot. Whether one day that story features women remains to be seen. 

“It’s a funny thing when people ask how I feel about the women headlining,” Levesque said. “When I look at the TakeOvers, I look at where it lays out from a storyline standpoint, that’s really all I look at. It’s about the overall card, but also what is causing the buzz in the moment.

“When you look at WrestleMania last year, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair were the main event because they were in a position where they had the most buzz. They got the most TV time and the most push only because that was the reaction of the crowd. We sort of are following [the crowd], not vice-versa, in the reactions.

“To me, it’s not a man, woman thing, not a tag team or singles title thing, not anything else. Whatever the biggest storyline and whatever has the most emotional connection is what I want to see in that last spot. You don’t put the biggest battle scene in the middle of the movie and then taper it off toward the end. You want to approach this that way.”


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