WWE hosted a NXT Takeover: Phoenix media call today with Triple H ahead of the event this Saturday.
A number of topics were discussed, including the new wrestling startup All Elite Wrestling.
Triple H is one not to shy away from the media, even if it’s about competition. He was asked by Jason Powell at ProWrestling.net about All Elite Wrestling, and it possibly being competition for the WWE.
Triple H stated that AEW is something they will keep an eye on, as the WWE is a content provider that does compete against everyone.
Jason Powell asked “It’s no secret, a new player in the game with AEW, does that change anything with you guys, even if it’s from a contractual standpoint, feeling the need to pay more to get the top tier talent, or just in anyway for you guys”
Triple H responded “It’s clearly something that we will keep an eye, and clearly something that they are out there doing their business, but what we will do whats right for our business, what’s right for WWE, what we feel is right for the fans, the WWE Universe, our fanbase, everybody in general, and what’s right for us”
Triple H followed up with “They’re all business decisions, and we will continue to monitor everything, and we say it all the time, and it’s the truth, and it’s not just a competitor like that, we compete against everything, and I know you’ve heard it said, in the business world today, when you’re a content provider, you compete against everything including sleep, including the internet, so you want to keep your eye on everything, and try to be as relevant as possible at all times, in every front, we continue to monitor that, like we monitor everything, and continue to do what’s best for WWE”.
It’s no secret that the WWE is keeping their eye on all competition, and with the company attempting to acquire more talent, an retain current stars to longer deals, All Elite Wrestling is something that is on their radar.
Check out the audio below
The Brian Kendrick Says He’s ‘Taking A Leave Of Absence’ From WWE
205 Live Wrestler Taking A Break
WWE 205 Live star The Brian Kendrick is taking a break from the ring according a Twitter post.
Kendrick tweeted, “It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring.”
It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring. @WWE #205live pic.twitter.com/MJftDpQl1F
— Brian Kendrick (@mrbriankendrick) November 15, 2019
Brian Kendrick won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in 2016 after defeating TJ Perkins at the Hell In A Cell PPV.
Kendrick was out of action for several months, after suffering a broken orbital bone at the hands of Hideo Itami. He was out of action from December 2017 to April 2018.
It’s unknown is any personal issues or injuries are preventing him from competing. Further details will be provided once they are known.
Location and Date Announced For 2020 WWE Elimination Chamber
The location and date for next year’s WWE Elimination Chamber has been announced.
During last night’s Friday Night SmackDown, a graphic appeared for the live audience indicating WWE Elimination Chamber will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on March 8, 2020.
This date lines up with WWE’s 2019-2020 touring schedule, which was revealed this past March prior to Wrestlemania 35.
This is the final pay-per-view prior to Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, FL.
The pre-sale password for tickets is CHAMBER
Philly hosting Elimination Chamber in March! pic.twitter.com/XhzzUCj4m8
— Dave (@DaveMuscarella) November 16, 2019
Bray Wyatt Reveals Refreshed WWE Universal Championship, Championship Match Set For Survivor Series
A new look for the WWE Universal Championship was revealed tonight during Friday Night SmackDown.
During the Firefly Funhouse segment, Bray Wyatt revealed a blue version of the WWE Universal Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2019
The belt was customized by Wild Cat Belts, who also crafted several other WWE titles.
Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Universal Championship was also confirmed for the up-coming Survivor Series PPV
Check out some photos of below.