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Triple H: NXT is becoming WWE’s third brand

Triple H recently appeared 98 FM Dublin to talk about WWE and more. Here are the highlights.

On Becky Lynch and Sheamus: "Well because they both have an amazing work ethic. I've known Sheamus for a long time, he's amazingly dedicated, just trains hard and is a sponge for the business. He wants to learn and constantly grow. Becky is the same thing. Becky, from the time I met her and we, brought her into the Performance Center, through her time at NXT. Her rate of change and how she's grown as a performer and a character, just captivated the crowd [with] her energy. I always say Becky's energy is infectious. You can't talk to her more than 5 minutes without feeling hyped up and jazzed up. I think that's what works for her, is her personality. But the thing that helps both of them, and I don't know if that's Dublin work ethic or what that is, they're just very hard workers and that's what it takes to get to the top of the game in WWE."

On NXT: “NXT has kind of become the fastest growing brand in the entire industry, and, from a WWE standpoint, it [has] gone from what was being kept at one point in time, considered our developmental brand, where we were just grooming stars for the future, to really becoming a third brand that tours globally along side of [WWE Monday Night] RAW and [WWE] SmackDown. NXT is no different. It’s a slightly different style, and I don’t mean by in-ring style, but [rather] the presentation is slightly different and it really tends to super-serve our passionate fanbase, the fanbase that kind of lives and breathes WWE and that lifestyle. And NXT on the WWE Network really captures the imagination of that group. The talent are maybe a little bit younger, a little bit more diverse, and they’re really hungry and they’re trying to sort of either make their name, or prove their point, or remake their name in some cases, and earn their spot as being at the top of the sports entertainment industry.”

On cutting his hair: “It’s in a case on Vince McMahon’s bookshelf. It’s one of those things. I had long hair for years when I was wrestling [full-time] and I loved having it. And then, I was coming into the office everyday and putting my hair in a ponytail and spending all this time doing all this stuff and wearing a suit. And I started thinking to myself, ‘why am I having this long hair?’ Now I can tell you right now that the process of getting ready in the morning without long hair is much faster, and I so enjoy it.”

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Triple H also talked about WWE's wellness policy, his career and more. Click here to listen to the interview.