Triple H was very happy with how the NXT brand performed last night on the USA Network. He has to be pretty excited about the ratings they pulled in as well.
We previously reported via Brad Shepard that Vince McMahon was very happy with the results from NXT’s debut on the USA Network. Shepard tweeted this out before Triple H’s teleconference when The Game was asked about his father-in-law’s reaction.
Triple H revealed that Vince McMahon thought they knocked it out of the park. The Game then went on to discuss how Vince McMahon appreciates the different product that NXT brings to the table which is something that people don’t give him a whole lot of credit for.
“I received a bunch of texts from [Vince McMahon] throughout the day excited, and excited to see it, and wishing us luck especially as it got close.”
“He was sending me little texts counting me down, ’20 minutes!’ You know? Which I thought was great because it was just fun. And then he sent me a few texts throughout the show. He watched the entire thing. I’m sure he’s at the office, probably at a meeting while he was doing it, but he enjoyed it, he loved it, he thought the talent did a hell of a job, thought they knocked it out of the park.”
“He was excited. He sent me a massive congratulations after it was over and was thrilled with the product. It’s a funny thing because people don’t give him the credit – he embraces the difference! He embraces the difference; the products should be different and he embraces that difference and is all into that difference.”
“It’s like liking different types of music, and one thing might be somebody’s cup of tea and something else may be another but you appreciate all of it. And I think that’s the best way of saying it, he absolutely appreciates it and thought it was great. He sent me a congrats to us, the crew, and all the talent.”
Odds are Vince McMahon is quite happy with the ratings that NXT pulled in as well. We’ll have to see if that kind of number will hold for NXT’s weekly viewership, but if they keep stacking huge shows to counter-program AEW then it’s likely that a lot of fans will keep coming back to the yellow brand.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote