Triple H comments on some NXT stars failing to succeed on WWE's main roster

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For every Kevin Owens, Charlotte Flair and The Shield, we have Tye Dillinger, Emma and The Ascension.

Sadly, not every NXT star ends up finding massive success on either Monday Night RAW or SmackDown LIVE, as the fanbase is incredibly different and more difficult to crack.


Some of the best NXT stars have failed on the main roster, while some of the non-existent talents are now more over than most of the roster - just look at Elias.

Every time a popular NXT star seems to be buried on the main roster, we quickly see reports emerging of what Triple H feels, especially since the majority of fingers point towards Vince McMahon.

In the end, it is Vince's call on the main roster.

So, if The Game is ever annoyed, his feelings are understandable.

However, when speaking after the recent NXT TakeOver: Chicago II event, Triple H revealed what he really thinks about all of his NXT creations that end up failing on the main roster.

While Triple H would be forgiven for being upset, he's revealed that he doesn't set unrealistic expectations about the NXT stars - he knows some will thrive and others will fail.


According to IW Nerd, he said: "I think that comes down to anything right? You try to prep them, you try to give them the tools, you try to give them everything you can so they can succeed on the main roster.

"But the truth is, if you believe that everyone who gets called up will become ‘the guy’ or ‘the girl’ or the next big thing - it’s kind of an unrealistic expectation.

"There’s this weird thing in the business I feel like that happened. I’m not really sure how it happened where if you didn’t become the champion or you didn’t become the John Cena character you robbed this guy’s career.


"Like, I don’t recall Roddy Piper being ‘the guy.’ Like I could go down a list of who’s who of Hall Of Fame performers that some could make arguments that they were the best in the world or the best at what they did at that moment in time or their all-time favorite character that never got past the middle card if you look at it honestly, right?

"Today, you would look at those people and say ‘Oh my God this Hall Of Fame worthy career I can’t believe it took them this long to put them in the Hall Of Fame.’

"But the truth is if you went back and looked at it today you would have said: ‘Ah he’s mid card for life man’ or ‘They screwed him and never gave him his spot.’ I don’t know how that changed and became the thing."

Triple H's comments make sense.

There shouldn't be any false promises that every NXT call-up will be huge.

Having that expectation for everyone can backfire massively, and we've seen that on several occasions with popular NXT stars.

If Triple H has come to terms with the fact that some won't succeed, perhaps it's time fans feel that way too.

What do you make of Triple H's thoughts on some of his NXT creations failing in WWE? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.


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