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Triple H Calls Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa ‘Magical’, Discusses How the Upcoming UK Tournament Will Work

April 8, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Triple H Tomasso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano

– Following last night’s NXT TakeOver: New Orleans event, WWE Superstar and NXT head Triple H recapped the event and spoke to the media (via Sports Illustrated). Below is also a post-show recap video with Triple H and Cathy Kelley. There are also some highlights from the media scrum. You can check out the full recap of the event RIGHT HERE.

Triple H on going from NXT to prepping for a WrestleMania match: “It’s a different vibe. Shawn [Michaels] and I were talking earlier in the ‘Gorilla position’ about the different mindset. When you’re doing it yourself, there is a control level. When somebody is doing it, you can do all the prep you want, and then you can either watch it fall apart or watch a grand slam. The show we try to put together for WrestleMania is different. You just adapt to it.”

His thoughts on the main event between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa: “Gargano and Ciampa, that was magic. It was done with passion, emotion, and feel. To me, that was the art of what we do.”

His thoughts on the length of the Hall of Fame show: “Next year, it’s going to be a contest between the Hall of Fame and ‘Mania to see which is longer. The reason we do it on Friday now is so we can get it done before WrestleMania.”

Triple H on how the next UK tournament will work: “The first day will be a full-on U.K. tournament. The winner of that tournament will go on the next day to face the U.K. champion. That second day’s card will be a combined U.K./NXT event. There will be NXT champions and stars blended in. I see the U.K. brand linked to NXT.”