Pre-NXT TakeOver: In Your House media call notes

Paul "Triple H" Levesque hosts the pre-NXT TakeOver: In Your House media call before the show on June 13th

The next installment of NXT TakeOver is scheduled for June 13th and it is branded ‘In Your House’. The match card for the show is filled out and will feature five matches with four of those being for championships.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque hosted the pre-TakeOver media call today and discussed all things involving the forthcoming event and during the call, he also touched on the all-women’s show that Mickie James and the National Wrestling Alliance are putting together. 

Below are highlights from the media call and the audio can be heard via Prowrestling.net:

  • Levesque commented on the segments with Cameron Grimes and Ted DiBiase Sr. He says they had a lot of fun putting those together and Jeremy Borash was heavily involved. Borash was also involved in the Tian Sha vignettes.
  • He discussed the recent promos that Karrion Kross’ challengers have cut on him and how several were reality-based. Some thought the first interaction between Adam Cole and Kross was a bit too much as far as Cole’s words to Kross. Levesque didn’t comment on if he thinks it was too much.
  • NWA’s forthcoming all-women’s event was brought up. Levesque questioned the “contractual status” line that Mickie James used, but if the best women’s wrestlers in the world want to be found, they are currently in WWE.
  • It was brought up how some talents who come from NXT don’t find success on Raw and/or SmackDown. Levesque compared it to when a college football player comes into the NFL and it doesn’t work out. Sometimes it is the environment that lets the individual down or it can be the individual themselves that contribute to that.
  • He added that he is not a fan of speculation regarding what brands certain talent could move to. “Just watch it” was the phrase he used.
  • The Million Dollar Championship that L.A. Knight and Cameron Grimes are competing for at TakeOver is the original belt.
  • In regards to a TakeOver during SummerSlam weekend, he says that is a “work in progress”.
  • Levesque does not provide further details on what is to come for the Million Dollar Title after TakeOver.
  • For now, the C.W.C. is the home of NXT. He is looking forward to Full Sail re-opening and moving NXT back there.

There will be a TakeOver: In Your House press conference on June 12th. As of this writing, here’s the card for TakeOver:

  • NXT Championship — Fatal 5-Way: Karrion Kross (c) (w/ Scarlett) vs. Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Kyle O’Reilly
  • Vacant Million Dollar Championship — Ladder Match: Cameron Grimes vs. L.A. Knight
  • Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li (w/ Tian Sha & Boa)
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Raquel Gonzalez (c) vs. Ember Moon
  • NXT North American & Tag Team Championships — Winners Take All: Bronson Reed (c) & MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) (c) vs. Legado Del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza)
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