Triple H runs NXT and helps cultivate new talent who will eventually make it to the main roster. It is a process, but Vince McMahon can swoop in and take Superstars for the main roster at any time he likes.
This interference from McMahon has been an issue in the past. He will also opt not to call people up when they are 100% ready leaving them to flounder in NXT while losing momentum.
Jon Moxley said that Vince McMahon is the problem in WWE while speaking to Wade Keller’s Pro Wrestling Podcast. However, if Triple H were able to take control things could be much better.
“My problem was waiting for answers. I would be asking ‘What are we doing?’ People would say ‘We are waiting on Vince.’ Well let me go to Vince and hear it from the horse’s mouth,’ said Moxley. ” Then I didn’t have to go through the ten layers of people. So, I just started doing that. I always had a good relationship with Vince, even near the end. If everyone is telling you ‘No, we can’t do that,’ and you are like ‘I will just go to Vince and then Vince is like I love it. And you come out and say, ‘Vince liked my idea,’ then all the people against it, think it’s the greatest idea in the world. It’s Vince’s way on everything.”
“Vince always liked me. Even if he asked me to do something I didn’t want to do, went out, did it, and didn’t pull it off, we were cool,’ Moxley recalled. “He has over the years like a lot of my ideas. Towards the end, especially in the last few months, I felt I was one of Vince’s guys. Looking back though, Vince is the problem. It’s a shame, I’m not trying to tear him down, I’m trying to help. I’m telling you, that’s the problem and It’s a shame. Because there is so much talent, there has never been so much talent, the pool is so talented. The resources they have, with the network, with television it should be so great. But, the one guy that screwed it up, I think is Vince.”
“You look at NXT. I have never been there (in its current incarnation), so I cannot tell you how it is,” said Moxley. “But everyone seems to like the show. What’s the key ingredient that’s missing? Vince. He is the guy that created wrestling. But now I feel like he is the guy holding it back. He needs to take a break, maybe just let Hunter run things for a month.”
“Over this time, especially the last few months, I didn’t see this ‘genius’ Vince,” Moxley explained. “In the 80’s he was a genius, when he created Hulkamania, took over the territories, and put wrestling on cable television. In 2019 I do not think he knows what is going on. We need to figure it out or step aside and let someone who knows what’s going on takeover.”
“Who else is there [but Triple H]? He has clearly been preparing for this. When Vince isn’t there, he is the guy you go to his ideas are his ideas. He is very cerebral and not super collaborative. He is a guy that thinks about things a lot. I think he is a much better option between the two of them. He would be more open to giving people more freedom. But, if he sees something and thinks there is a better way he will come and tell you. He watches television and he is the closest thing to Vince that we have.”
NXT TakeOver events consistently deliver and their television show always gives what they promote for that week. It helps that NXT has weeks to record on the same night and they build toward one big event every couple of months, but it is still apparent by the way that Vince McMahon is currently running things that something has to change soon enough.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote