NXT is widely-considered the most exciting brand of wrestling on the planet. Triple H is leading the charge for the minor leagues of WWE, and it is more successful than originally expected. After numerous NXT Takeover specials that simply amaze the WWE Universe, some prefer NXT to the WWE’s main roster shows, Raw and Smackdown.
In the last episode of NXT, William Regal announced a tournament to crown the number one contender for Sami Zayn’s NXT championship. One of the biggest winners of this week’s episode was Kevin Owens, who was granted a match with Zayn at the NXT Takeover special on February 11.
Speaking of Owens, he’s one of the hottest WWE superstars right now, and has made an immediate impact to the NXT roster. He sat down with Alex Obert of Journey of a Frontman to discuss opponents he wants to face down the road in NXT and learning from one of the WWE’s best, Triple H.
“I feel like CJ Parker and I could do a lot of good things together if we get to wrestle each other again. As far as just NXT is concerned, I’ve never been in the ring with Finn Balor at all. We did team with each other in England back in June before we both came here, but it was very short and it wasn’t really anything too memorable. But I feel like we have very good things in our future together. Same thing with Hideo Itami, we teamed before a long time ago, but it’s nothing like it would be now, whether it’s us teaming or competing against each other.”
“All I can say is that Triple H is literally the most dedicated man in sports entertainment, nobody works as hard as he does. I only see glimpses of it when he’s at the NXT tapings and the specials, but he’s always available for ideas. We were talking about what I was gonna do and how I was gonna be presented, he was very hands-on. It’s not just me, he’s got his finger on the pulse of everything we do here.”
Owens will be a huge player in WWE programming for the foreseeable future, only after he is done with a memorable feud pitting his real-life best friend, Sami Zayn. Owens will also be a part of a new wave of WWE talent that will come up in the next few years.
No matter how good and healthy John Cena and Randy Orton are, they cannot continue to do this forever.
At the moment, men like Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns are ready to lead the charge into WWE’s next era. Add in Owens, Zayn, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Baron Corbin, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and the Vaudevillians and the WWE’s future look brighter than ever.
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