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I am Luke Owen.
Headline: The Artists Known As Triple H
Podcaster Pat McAfee revealed on his show
recently that he might be doing more work
with WWE in the future.
McAfee appeared on the kick off panel for
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and told his crew
on the WrestleMania 34 episode of The Pat
McAfee Show that Michael Cole is the man who
petitioned for him to get the part – revealing
he was in gorilla position for all of TakeOver,
sat next to Cole, Shawn Michaels, Triple H
and later Stephanie and Vince McMahon.
And not only did McAfee get to other fun stuff
like walk around Axxess with Macaulay Culkin,
he also revealed this little interesting tidbit
about NXT production and a certain proud papa:
“I don’t even know if I’m supposed to be
saying these things but he like [HHH], he’s
a logo drawer, he draws some of their [NXT]
He’s like Vince McMahon, he’s all in.”
Triple H for All In confirmed!
Headline: Triple H Praises Nicholas
Another proud father backstage in WWE will
be referee John Cone, who’s son Nicholas
made history by becoming the youngest-ever
recognised WWE Tag Team Champion this past
Sunday at WrestleMania 34.
Nicholas was plucked from the ‘Mania crowd
by his new BFF Braun Strowman, but the pair
only held the tag straps for just one day
when they sadly relinquished them to general
manager Kurt Angle because of Nicholas’
scheduling issues: He has to go back to school.
Rumour has it that Nicholas threw a bully
off the bus the following day because he was
acting too big for his boots, and Nicholas
is now seen as a locker room leader in his
Angle has now set up a Tag Team Eliminator
– which I’m pretty sure was featured on
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge – for
those vacant belts, and NXT’s Triple H shared
his adoration for former champ Nicholas on
social media – giving him the now famous point.
No, not that one, this one.
“Unfortunately due to some scheduling conflicts
(recess, cafeteria, math class) Nicholas won’t
be able to defend the #Raw tag team titles.
But what a WrestleMania moment!!!!”
Good pointing there, Triple H.
But it wasn’t just Nicholas that Triple
H posed with at this past Monday.
Headline: Triple H Congratulates NXT Call-Ups
As proud Papa Haitch saw some of his NXT children
called up to the main roster of Monday Night
The show first saw Ember Moon tag with new
Women’s Champion Nia Jax to take on Alexa
Bliss and Mickie James , then saw No Way
Jose become the new Adam Rose, and Authors
of Pain squash Heath Slater and Ryhno in a
matter of seconds.
Come on Trips, he’s got kids!
As a proud papa you should know how he feels!
Like a parent watching their child head off
to school for the first time, Triple H posted
on Twitter: No WWE debut is a given…how
you take your spot is up to you.
Tag team dominance, eclipsing the competition,
or a conga line with the greatest fans in
the world … the opportunity is all there”,
along with pictures of him posing with Authors
of Pain, No Way Rose and avid Dungeons and
Dragons player Moon
And as one door closes for those former NXT
champions – and No Way Jose – another one
opens for a former ROH tag team.
Headline: Ex-ROH Team Debut On NXT!
Prior to TakeOver: New Orleans, NXT tapped
a couple of matches that made up the broadcast
of this week’s show in between the multitude
of video packages.
Kairi Sane beat Lacey Evans at the start of
the show, but during the main event of Heavy
Machinery vs. Riddick Moss & Tito Sabbatelli
we got the much-anticipated debut of Hanson
and Rowe, War Machine – not that one – who
beat down all four men – hitting the Fallout
And perhaps Rhodey is the reason that the
team revealed their new name: War Raiders.
And if you want to avoid some NXT spoilers
for the next set of TV tapings, just stop
the video now – but be sure to check out all
the other great content we have on this channel.
But for those who are staying:
War Raiders will continue their winning ways,
beating both Heavy Machinery and Riddck & Moss
in seperate tag matches, and a jobber tag
team named Metro Brothers.
The last step of WrestleMania week was Smackdown
Live, and Oli and I gave some in-depth thoughts
on the very newsworthy show.
Click the video over there to check that out
and the one above it for more awesome wrestling