Raquel Gonzalez has revealed how she and other performers at NXT 2.0 have been doing without Triple H, who underwent a heart surgery in September and is currently recovering following the cardiac event.
“He is the most amazing influence and person to have here,” Gonzalez told The Wrestling Inc. Daily during an interview. She continued, “Especially on Tuesdays and especially at PPVs like WarGames. We do miss him a lot but we hope that he’s getting well and everything’s going good with his recovery, and it’s a full recovery.”
The former NXT Women’s Champion elaborated on the influence “The Game” has had on the yellow brand and how the product is doing in his absence due to health complications.
“It is pretty weird. But I will say the team that we have, has always been a part of Triple H’s as well. So Triple H being the peanut butter (to NXT’s jelly), he’s never only been the one person of peanut butter. We have Shawn Michaels, Matt Bloom, Road Dogg, Scotty Armstrong, Terry Taylor, Norman, Scotty 2 Hotty, all these coaches, Sara Armato.”
“Now having Storm and Corino here as well, it’s been a blessing having an amazing team who are positive,” she stated. “Who kind of stepped in when Triple H had to step away for a little bit and have taken that role and been there, not only for the new talent but as well for the talent that has been here for a while and are trying to adjust to the changes as well.”
The 30-year-old also went into detail about her working relationship with WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT producer Shawn Michaels, saying the “Heart Break Kid” has been nothing short of an amazing professional.
“It’s been amazing, it really has. I met him a couple of times when I was younger. Because my dad actually wrestled for him in San Antonio at TWA. So, to know that now I’m in this position where he’s actually coming up to me and shaking my hands after matches.”
Gonzalez revealed Michaels complimented her for her tag team work with fellow NXT wrestler Dakota Kai, saying she and Kai had been compared to Michaels and “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel during their stint as a tag team.
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