WWE will soon be moving its NXT broadcasts over to Wednesday nights on USA Network in order to compete with AEW's weekly television program, and there have been rumors about Vince McMahon getting more involved in the show.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), recently reported that Vince won't "be hands-off on a show on the USA Network." Triple H is the architect of the NXT brand and its overall success, and many WWE fans are worried about McMahon getting too involved and ruining what his son-in-law built up.
But in an interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport.com, Triple H shut down Meltzer's rumor and said McMahon "won't be involved" with NXT.
Triple H also shut down Dave Meltzer’s theory Vince will get more involved in NXT.— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) August 31, 2019
“Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of things that people like Dave say don’t make sense. In simple terms, he won’t be involved.”
If this is truly the case, then McMahon is making the right choice in letting Triple H continue his craft. The two don't always see eye-to-eye when it comes to NXT, as evidenced by Vince's unwillingness to push many of the brand's top stars once they join the main roster.
Plus, the chairman has been extensively busy with XFL meetings, and there is speculation that he'll be stepping aside from the WWE for a while. The XFL relaunch will take place in February - a week after Super Bowl LIV. And of course, Vince has to focus more on the Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live brands - so he would only have so much time to work on NXT.
AEW will begin airing its weekly television show on Oct. 2 through TNT - two days before WWE moves its SmackDown Live broadcasts to Friday nights. The war between AEW and WWE is only starting to heat up, and it'll start with NXT trying to compete with the rival promotion's new show. It simply can't come soon enough.
What This Means
Triple H has done a remarkable job in developing the next generation of WWE superstars, and it's best if Vince allows his son-in-law to handle the brand himself. Triple H simply knows what he's doing, and there's no good reason for Vince to get overly involved in NXT.