Since WWE transitioned NXT from being a television show on Syfy to an actual developmental brand, Triple H has been considered the father of NXT as it was his idea to have an in-house training facility instead of outsourcing it to the likes of OVW or FCW.
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray did an interview with TalkSport to discuss a wide range of topics.
This is where she was asked about Triple H and Shawn Michaels. According to Ray, she thinks Michaels is the father of NXT UK just like Triple H serves that same role to NXT in America.
“It still sounds weird when you say it back to me [that Triple H and Shawn Michaels are fans of her]. At the tapings, Shawn was the voice of god with his voice over the monitor. For a moment, you forgot like oh my god, they’re watching us. But then you do something and you hear them [laughs]. To be trusted and be put in the position I am is incredible.
It still doesn’t really hit home that Shawn Michaels is the dad of NXT UK really. It means a lot. When I first started watching wrestling, how could I not get drawn in by DX and everything they did? Shawn Michaels was one of my favorites from the very beginning so now that I have him say ‘you did a good job’ it’s still a bit unbelievable.”
On Saturday, it was reported that NXT UK is looking to expand its roster and is close to signing several independent wrestlers.