As noted, Triple H appeared on a NXT Takeover media conference call this morning, which Wrestling Inc. was on hand for. During the call, Triple H claimed that reports of WWE wanting Trish Stratus to face WWE NXT Women's Champion Asuka at Takeover: Toronto next week, but went with Mickie James because Stratus was expecting her second child, were not true.
"I felt like [Mickie] and Asuka would tear it up," Triple H added. "I want to re-inforce that Mickie was not the consolation prize for us in anyway. She is the person that we went at."
You can listen to highlights from the call in the video above.