Triple H held a post-show media conference call following tonight’s WWE NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day event. HHH opened by stating that he thought that they had an amazing show tonight and said that you could look at every match on the show going in and think that each match would be the one that stole the show and to him, nothing disappointed. Triple H said that he takes the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament very serious, as Dusty was a creative partner for him here and a mentor in a lot of ways and takes it very seriously as Dusty’s name is on it, noting that it was not just a case of throwing his name on something and said that he puts a lot of value in that, while tonight they had four different teams competing and he doesn’t believe Dusty ever met any of those in the Men’s Dusty Classic Final, nor the Women’s Dusty Classic final.

Triple H said that Dusty’s legacy gets to be carried on among young performers, while the women got to make history tonight, noting that all four teams in the Men’s Final and the Women’s Final made history with their performances and said that MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans was a master class in tag team wrestling. HHH put over the rest of the card, noting that Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunne to him was off the charts in terms of their technical ability and only certain people can really appreciate that and he does, but that was another master class. HHH said that they got to show a new direction for Cameron Grimes tonight and debuted LA Knight who fans may have known elsewhere as Eli Drake and felt like they were back to the beginning for the brand and said that coming out of tonight, he believes as he is talking right now that they were 100% injury free. HHH then passed things over to the Q&A session, which he once again stated he loves as part of the calls.

The first caller asked about the length of the Triple Threat Match for the WWE NXT Women’s Championship. Triple H said that they had a window that was much longer than the 12-13 minutes that they did, as they laid it out for 20 minutes and noted that there were a few things that did not go exactly as planned and he doesn’t mean mistakes, but tables breaking and things that happened beyond their control that lead them in other directions. HHH said that sometimes, people get caught up on matches having to go 20 minutes, but that if everyone does that, then you always expect them to do that and praised Io Shirai for what she brings to the table, noting that she can showcase all the different sides of herself and always pulls something new out and said that it is hard to put into words as to what an incredible and versatile performer she is.

The next caller asked about whether there are changes to how talents are signed and evaluated, given the announcement that NXT had signed Eli Drake. HHH said that it depends on the performer, as some come in and go right up to the main roster, while some come in and stay part of the NXT brand, noting that they give them bits and pieces of opportunities and that you bring talents in with a thought in your mind, much like MSK, but you don’t know everything they can bring or are ready for, noting that they are really good performers, but that as you see what they can do, you tweak those ideas and plans. HHH said that MSK are like sponges and have knocked their opportunities out of the park and that sometimes talents get it, but sometimes they don’t, noting that he’s worked with talent who have been on television for years and that when you begin to talk to them about television production, they don’t know what you are talking about as they were never taught, stating that they were just lucky or were in the right place at the right time and that they now have to learn. HHH said that sometimes, it is easier to have a blank state versus someone who has been doing something for 10 years and noted that everything depends on the performer, as when they get here they start to try and do things in bits and pieces and how they adapt or react to it, that will change how they are used. HHH said that people walk into a place they have tried to get to or wanted to be all their life, but that when they get here, how they handle it will depend on how they progress and that they sometimes give a version of themselves and now, when it is the real version of them, a light-bulb could go off and then the talent can see how they go, noting that he wants every talent to succeed at their very best.

The next caller asked for Triple H’s thoughts on Eli Drake returning to the company. HHH said that they evaluate every talent after they come in the door and said that wants everyone who comes to NXT to have the potential to garner everything that they need to succeed. HHH said that he was a fan of his work and promo skills the first time that he was in NXT, as well as his journey after here and that when the time was right, phone calls were made, there was interest from both sides and that it was a smooth and easy signing. HHH said that Eli Drake wants to be where they have the biggest platform for him and that there’s no ceiling for him.

The next caller asked about Triple H’s thoughts on the table collapse in the NXT Women’s Championship Match. HHH said that they did not miss a beat in that match, as they are professional and went right on with the match. HHH said that sometimes stuff happens and you have to roll with the punches and that no matter what you do, things are never going to go as they are planned, unless you are extremely lucky and said that the best performers are the ones who can ad-lib on the fly, as if something goes awry, it can be really hard to adjust, but said that they did it really seamlessly and that in the moment, you can’d do anything about it, but in your mind, you wish that you could do everything that you can to prevent it from happening and said that they are professional and they move on.

The next caller asked if they are going to have any changes for NXT Takeover as part of the upcoming Peacock deal. HHH said that the content and delivery of content will not change, but that there could always be more or less, however they always evaluate things and that is never going to change, but Peacock will bring them a lot of potential additional eyeballs to the product.

The next caller asked about the current NXT commentary team and Mauro Ranallo. HHH said that Mauro Ranallo was phenomenal for the NXT product, but that circumstances were right for both sides in the pandemic world for everyone to go in the direction that they did. HHH said that he is a huge fan of Mauro’s work and that they still stay in touch and he considers him a good friend and noted that they dynamic of Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett and Beth Phoenix are really clicking and that Vic is coming into his own as he had been trying to find his voice in the middle of the pandemic and that sometimes, you had people doing things from their homes live, but it is a hard and very difficult process. HHH said that he loves that the team come across like three good friends who genuinely love each other and are having a good time bantering with each other, noting that they are enjoyable and fun together and get into the product and that the commentary team is a different vibe from WWE RAW or WWE SmackDown.

The next caller asked about MSK adapting to the NXT product and being on television in such a short amount of time. HHH said that the second that he met them when they had a tryout with the company, everyone on team, all the coaches, whose opinions he trusts, put them over. HHH said that they are sponges and that part of being coached is wanting to be coached as sometimes you will hear someone does not need to be coached or that they should be left alone to do what they can do and he can’t disagree with that more as when Vince McMahon was in a scene years ago, he wanted someone else to produce and coach him and that to do otherwise to that is just your ego as not every opinion that you will get is right, but to take them on and try them and see what works best, that’s MSK right now as they were given a whiff of an opportunity and grabbed it and said that they have been a breath of fresh air for the product.

The final caller asked about the rise of Latin talents on the brand and how close the company are to launching a potential NXT Latin American brand. HHH said that they have some next level talent across all brands and said that they absolutely could be right for a Latin American brand, but that the circumstances have to be right and that right now, so does the world as the pandemic is a problem, but as seen with the recent WWE Superstar Spectacle event, the goal is specialized and localized programming, noting that there are massive opportunities with markets worldwide, but that they have to do so carefully and when the circumstances are ready and correct and not jump into it to just do it. Triple H wrapped up the call, thanking everyone for their questions and said that he hopes everyone enjoyed tonight’s show.