The Game has opened up before War Games (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WWE legend Triple H has insisted the company are ‘open for business’ when it comes to working with other promotions.
The NXT boss – who is the head honcho for the black and gold brand – has responded to the shocking revelation that rivals AEW and IMPACT Wrestling have formed some sort of working agreement, but he insisted any potential crossover would have to make ‘long term’ sense.
Speaking before this weekend’s NXT TakeOver: War Games event, he told Metro.co.uk: ‘Look, in what you’ve seen in the past – Progress, ICW, Evolve, all those things – yeah, we’re open for business in a lot of ways.
‘People’s thoughts, misperceptions, they’re perceived knowledge of what we do, how we think, is often greatly misinterpreted and not necessarily accurate.
‘Are we open to the right business opportunities? Yeah, at any given time we’re open to things. It depends on what they are, are they beneficial to us for the long term?’
Could NXT work with other promotions in the future? (Photo: WWE)
The wrestling legend – whose real name is Paul Levesque – insisted any potential deals would need to be beneficial a decade from now, rather than a flash in the pan.
‘When I say long term, I’m not talking three months or six months. Long term – 10 years, 15 years from now,’ he added. ‘Is that beneficial? Is that meaningful?
‘Is it long term? That’s how we think. It’s much longer in duration, not necessarily worried about the minute by minutes. It’s the long duration.’
He noted that WWE chairman Vince McMahon himself would be ‘open to anything’ but again, only in the right circumstances.
He said: ‘”Open for business,” I think you hear Vince say that a lot. I’ve been around him long enough to know that if it’s the right thing and it’s meaningful to business, he’s open to anything.’
*NXT TakeOver: War Games airs Sunday night (December 6) on the WWE Network.
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