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Piper Niven Recalls Pitching For Match At WWE Clash At The Castle, Triple H’s Response

June 14, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
WWE Smackdown 4-12-24 Chelsea Green Piper Niven Image Credit: WWE

Piper Niven is set to face Bayley at WWE Clash at the Castle on Saturday, and she recently recalled how she pitched a match for the show. Niven spoke with Denise Salcedo for a new interview ahead of the match and spoke about how she pitched a bout for the show, only to be surprised when Triple H told her it was in the works. You can see highlights below (h/t to per Fightful):

On finding out she was getting a title shot at the show: “So would you like to hear about how it went? I knew Clash at the Castle was happening, but I didn’t hear anything, no whispers of any matches or anything like that. I was like, ‘I need to be on that card.’ Honestly, I jazzed myself up for weeks. You can ask Chelsea [Green], Chelsea’s my hype woman on-screen and off-screen. She helps build my confidence because sometimes I’m not the most confident.

“She was backstage with me and I was like, ‘Okay, I think today’s the day. I think I’m gonna ask. I think I’m gonna go ask.’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got this. Go and ask him. You should be on that show.’ I was like, ‘Okay, cool, cool, cool.’ I walked up to Triple H and I went, ‘I’m here to shoot my shot,’ and he just went, ‘Let me guess, it’s about Clash.’ I went, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Anyway, we’re working on it. I was like, ‘Oh, this went well. Okay great, thanks.’ [Laughs].”

On being susprised that it worked out the way it did: “Yeah, I was like, ‘I didn’t even really need….’ I had a monologue prepared, I was like, ‘I deserve this because X, Y, and Z, blah, blah, blah.’ It was just, ‘Yeah, we’re working on it.’ Good, yes.”