Paul “HHH” Levesque and Shawn Michaels spoke to the media after the first night of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, discussed the future of Io Shirai, Toni Storm, WALTER, Zoey Stark, “The Meeting” and more.
Full audio is available by clicking the red button at the bottom of this post.
Levesque said media information about last week’s talent meeting was “inaccurate” and that if he wanted people to know what was being discussed, he would have issued a note about it. He said it was an information meeting and that no other groups were brought up.
Both Levesque and Michaels are convinced of how unique and powerful the NXT UK Champion WALTER is. Asked whether he could see that WALTER was more present in the US, Levesque said the journey is only seven hours and that when all travel restrictions are lifted, “all bets are off”
When asked if Io Shirai is done with NXT, he said he finds it funny when a talent loses, it is assumed they are called up. Both men took over Raquel Gonzalez’s work ethic and that this was the right time for her to win the title. Michaels said when he first saw Rhea Ripley and Gonzalez side by side at an NXT house show that he knew it was money.
Similarly, Levesque said Toni Storms loss does not mean her momentum has stopped. Both love Zoey Stark and also put over her work ethic.
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