Triple H Reportedly Learned Of WWE NXT Cuts After John Laurinaitis Started Telling Talent

Triple H reportedly had no involvement in the discussions regarding NXT cuts

NXT Executive Producer Triple H reportedly did not learn of cuts to the black-and-gold brand's roster last week until after the process of telling talent they'd been let go had started. 

A number of NXT superstars - including former North American Champions Bronson Reed and Leon Ruff, former NXT Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish and Mercedes Martinez - were let go by WWE last Friday amid reports of a change in direction for the brand. 

It was reported at the time of the release that Paul 'Triple H' Levesque had no input into the discussions around which talent would be let go, with those decisions made by WWE trio Vince McMahon, Bruce Pritchard and John Laurinaitis. 

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is now reporting that Triple H's lack of involvement goes even further, with the NXT founder not even aware that members of the black-and-gold brand's roster were being released. 

The report goes on to say that Triple H found out about the departures after the names had been confirmed by McMahon, Pritchard and Laurinaitis, and only became aware after General Manager Of Talent Laurinaitis had started phoning the respective talent to inform them of their releases.

Triple H's lack of inclusion in discussions surrounding the brand he runs further amplifies suggestions of a 'toxic power struggle' backstage in WWE, with certain higher-ups in the promotion reportedly fearful of their positions should The Game ever take control of WWE as a whole.

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