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WATCH: Triple H on NXT Takeover: Toronto, Mickie James’ future, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe

Triple H spoke with Cathy Kelley following Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Toronto special. Triple H said that Tye Dillinger, who lost to Bobby Roode in a singles match, knew he had a breakout night, but it fell apart. He noted that Roode has a chip on his shoulder and just imagine the chip he has now following this special. He believes that Roode will be gunning for the NXT Title next, which is now held by Samoa Joe. Triple H said that Dillinger gets respect for the match, but he left with his tail between his legs and is now looking at what’s next for his career.

Switching gears, the Dusty Road Tag Team Classic was brought up by The Authors of Pain and TM-61. Triple H said it was an emotional night as the tournament is very personal to him. He isn’t sure if he has ever seen a tag team as dominat as The Authors of Pain since The Road Warriors, who were managed by Paul Ellering.

Triple H praised The Revival, who lost the NXT Tag Team Titles to Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa at the event, by saying that it’s hard to find a better technically-sound or on-the-same-page team on the WWE roster right now. Triple H said that DIY was the better tag team in the match and it has been a long time coming for them to win the titles. He is happy for them and noted that beating The Revival is no easy task.

Triple said that Asuka has been a dominant champion that has cleared out her division and he thinks that she believes that not a lot of people can put a dent on her. He also stated that he believes Mickie James, who lost to Asuka, earned Asuka’s respect and proved that she can still go in the ring. He says it’s up to Mickie if we see her back in a WWE ring in the future.

When asked about the main event that saw Joe defeat Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Title, “The Game” thought it was one of the most physical battles he has seen and said that Nakamura kicks harder than anyone else he’s ever seen sometimes. Triple H praised Joe for being a big dominate clubber and said that their match was impressive. He added that we hadn’t seen the end of Nakamura and it will be interesting to see where their rivalry goes from here now that Joe is NXT champion. Triple H says a third match between the two NXT Superstars would be a phenomenal match if it happened.

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