With Charlotte Flair set to defend her NXT Women's title against Io Shirai and prior titleholder Rhea Ripley at NXT TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday, Triple H spoke to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, taking stock of Flair's reign so far.
“For me, I’ve been thrilled with this whole thing and I think this speaks to Charlotte as a performer," Triple H said. "And I know sometimes she’s bashed because of her dad and her name and everything else. No matter what she does sometimes, it’s criticized. But, to me, it just speaks to her as a performer that she would want to do this. That she would work across all the brands if she could, that she would want to carry that torch when it was put in front of her and to do this.
“And really, the long term on this is to build up other talent and as spectacular as a moment as Rhea Ripley had and then going into WrestleMania, I wish they could have had that in the stadium."
"The Game" also defended the decision in regards to Ripley's character, adding, “For me, that loss almost helps her as a character get to where she needs to be for the longterm arc of who she is. You know, the burn out factor in stuff is quick and intense with short attention spans and everything else, so, to me, this is phenomenal.
“Charlotte carries with her the aura of – whether perceived by her work or a behind the scenes standpoint – somebody that is unbeatable or is this champion that carries herself in a different light. You feel it; at least I do when I see her on TV. She carries herself in a different way."