WWE has made a big change to the iconic War Games match.
During the NXT Takeover: War Games conference call, Triple H noted that the WarGames match would be two rings with a cage, but there won't be a roof.
The Game stated that he feels the competitors will be able to do more creatively in the match without a roof and that the sports entertainment company made small tweaks to the match.
He believes the changes will work better for today's generation. He also noted that the basic concept would remain the same.
Triple H recently spoke with NBC Sports and during the interview, he spoke about why it was the perfect time for the sports entertainment company to bring back this match concept. Here is what he had to say:
"For me WarGames has always been a very viable concept. It wasn't just a name, it was a branding of a match that was meaningful in WCW. It's something I've always had interest in. I've always liked the concept as a fan. As we move forward with NXT, it's really started to become its own brand.
We've had opportunities to do different things, whether that is ladder matches, or cage matches. But there was an opportunity that came along, given the weekend with Survivor Series and given the position [NXT] is in to brand something out and create something that NXT could own.
"It seemed like the perfect time to bring it out, so I dusted it off. Throughout the years, I was aware of Vince's feelings about it. There were some things about that match that he liked and there were some things about the concept that he didn't necessarily think worked, especially in today's world.
So I brought it back up to him and we walked through the process and I said here's the way I think we can make this match work for us and he liked it, agreed with it, thought it worked great for NXT and was real happy to do it. So here we are.
"When you do this, the goal is not to go backwards. My goal isn't to make people go, 'oh is this as good as it was back then?' I want to put a slightly different spin on it, so that it begins again and takes a life of its own because it can't be what it was.
I grew up watching it in the Dusty [Rhodes], [Ric] Flair, Four Horseman vs. the world sort of iteration of it and this cannot be that. It has to be today's version of it. Hopefully it'll be something that our fan base really enjoys. I think the NXT fans are going to love it. I know the talent is very excited about it. When we announced the match and word began to spread on the Internet, a bunch of main roster talent came to me and said, 'oh my God, you're doing WarGames? Anyway I can do something in that?'
"For me, it's also a cool nod to Dream ['The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes]. It's cool that his vision is able to continue."
The NXT Takeover: War Games event takes place on Saturday, November 18th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will air on the WWE Network. Here is the updated card:
--- War Games Match: Sanity vs. Undisputed Era vs. Authors Of Pain & Roderick Strong
--- NXT Title Match: Drew McIntyre © vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
--- Fatal 4-Way NXT Women’s Title Match: Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon vs. Nikki Cross
--- Singles Match: Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan
--- Singles Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black
--- WWE UK Title Match (Dark): Pete Dunne © vs. Johnny Gargano
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