The WWE has just opened a Performance Center in the UK, and Triple H is there to do media laps for this. Naturally, he was asked by Inside the Ropes (in the video embedded above) how NXT UK fits into the broader framework of the WWE, ie whether or not wrestlers can graduate in the main roster one day or the other.
It was then that he entered his sales field on WWE becoming its own territory system:
"There are some talents you might see coming from the UK that could go straight to Raw, SmackDown, I think at the moment there is this kind of perceived system where it's like Raw, SmackDown, NXT and then NXT UK or other. I believe that talent is talented, and I think they'll sit where they sit in. I think you'll see talents start coming in Raw and SmackDown in the next few years, and I think you'll see them come back to NXT or return to the NXT UK system. I think the talent will begin to evolve and rotate across the territories, so to speak, and as this expands to the rest of the world, as you see it happening in the Middle East, India, Japan or South America, start seeing that the system takes place, where talent can evolve.I think there will be some talents that will have an incredible success, they will be global names, they will be names of global families that will probably never leave the NXT system because it is their part basis nza and it's where they fit. They will have significant, successful careers, and probably on those careers that will gravitate in different positions within the globe, perhaps without ever being on Raw or SmackDown but that are not at all inferior to their careers. "
With the kind of money that WWE is making out of its TV deals with USA Network and FOX, respectively, not to mention the WWE network, this type of system may not be the dream that would have been just a few years ago. Of course it is not guaranteed to work, since these regional promotions will have to operate successfully within their region while building stars that can be rotated around each promotion, but it is a strong idea.
That said, it still seems obvious that the idea of Monday Night Raw being something different from the number one on display in WWE, the one who gets the most creative could put it behind, sounds empty. Triple H can say otherwise but Raw it's the most important show, followed by smack down, followed by NXT and then by NXT UK. Of course, this is a long-term plan that they put together and that the plan is still in its infancy.
If nothing else, it should be very interesting to see how far they can take this.