As noted, Triple H participated in a media call today, which you can listen to in its entirety in the video above. Wrestling Inc. was on the call, and I asked Triple H what the thought process is with some talents - like Karl Anderson and AJ Styles - not having to go through NXT while others like Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe do, which is at 32:30 mark of the video above.
"He [Styles] felt that everyone should have that little period of time to go through that process because the learning curve is so sharp and so steep," he continued. "You can come in the door thinking, 'I don't want to do this and I'm good to go,' and then it hits you and you're like, 'Wow! This is not what I was thinking.'"
Triple H said that whether people see it or not, the learning curve is there and in the future there will be very few people coming in from another promotion and going straight to the main roster, noting that "the gap is too big."
Triple H also discussed UK talent being pulled from indy shows, the possibility of airing a Takeover special on the USA Network, Shinsuke Nakamura not being on the main roster, the Cruiserweight division, goals for the UK division, Matt Riddle and more. You can check out the full conference call in the above or the audio player below. For a direct download from our audio channel, click here. If you want to subscribe to our audio channel, you can do so through iTunes as well as our RSS feed, which you can use this to subscribe through any podcast app. If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and rate on iTunes! Also don't forget to give us a thumbs up and subscribe on Youtube!