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Triple H praises TakeOver’s U.K. Championship Match, asks whether anybody can beat Asuka
Saturday night’s U.K. Championship Match between Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: Chicago has earned universal praise, with everyone from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to Bayley chiming in on the instant classic, which was won by The BruiserWeight.
Triple H joined the chorus of cheers in an exclusive Facebook Live interview immediately following NXT’s big event, indicating that the battle between the 20-year-old Bate and 23-year-old Dunne embodied the spirit of WWE’s efforts to highlight talent from every corner of the globe.
“What excites me about it is these are guys that … less than a year ago, unless you were really super into the U.K. scene, were kind of toiling in obscurity,” Triple H told Cathy Kelley. “Giving them this pathway and this opportunity … to show the world what they can do, to me, that’s what all of this is about. That’s what NXT is about.”
In addition to a variety of topics, The Game also gave his thoughts on NXT’s dominant Women’s Champion, Asuka, whose title reign glided past 413 days after her TakeOver win against Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross in a Triple Threat Match. Triple H appeared wholly uncertain whether any female Superstar in NXT, Raw or SmackDown LIVE can take down The Empress of Tomorrow.
“I don’t even know that anybody’s come that close,” he said. “It just seems like no matter what you throw at her, she just walks past it.”
In assessing Asuka’s potential peers, Triple H mentioned names like Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, Sasha Banks and Charlotte. However, he did not seem convinced that any of those Superstars could stop her.
“Love her or hate her, ain’t nobody touching her right now,” he said.
Watch highlights from the interview above, or check out the Q&A in its entirety below, courtesy of Triple H’s official Facebook page.