Many WWE stars who rose through the ranks of the black and gold era of NXT have spoken highly of Triple H and his running of the brand before he stepped aside due to a cardiac event last September.
One of the names who spent time with Triple H during NXT was former WWE star Mia Yim, who was originally scheduled for the 2019 women’s War Games match, before being attacked and replaced by Dakota Kai.
Yim spoke about her NXT run on her YouTube channel, where she spoke about the segment, praising Triple H and saying he ‘really gave a f*ck’.
“I was a part of the WarGames that I was taken out of, but before Hunter [Triple H] told us as a group, he and Sara [Del Rey] pulled me aside and said, ‘Hey, this is the deal, you’re going into WarGames but we’re gonna have you get taken out before the match, we just wanted to let you know so you don’t feel like you did something wrong.
“Throughout my whole time in NXT, you could tell Hunter really gave a f*ck about all of us. He really f*cking cared about us, our feelings, and our health.
If there was something that bothered me, I would comfortably be able to go up to him and talk to him about it. At least in my experience, he went out of his way to let me know that I’m good, that this is nothing against me but I’m letting you know before we tell the group.”
Mia then continued on, talking about a moment where Triple H immediately checked on her following a ladder match with Io Shirai that left her with a bloody nose.
“Hunter immediately ran over, he’s like, ‘Oh my god you’re such a badass, are you ok? Is there anything we can for you?’
“In my experience, Hunter cares so f*cking much about us, he actually gives a sh*t. He could ask me to do another hardcore match and I would say yes because I know he wouldn’t put me in a situation where it would be unsafe and stupid.”
“I’ve seen him come and meet people once they come in the back after a really good match or something like that and for him to do that to me, I felt like I’ve accomplished what I needed to in that match.
It was good, it was an experience, but goddamn am I real happy to be involved in that match with Io [Shirai] and Kay Lee [Ray] and for Hunter to deem me a badass and to check on me like that. That goes a long, long way.”
Mia Yim was released from WWE back in November of last year, and has since returned to IMPACT Wrestling.
Triple H also recently returned to work following his cardiac event last year, letting the WWE Performance Center know that ‘he’s back’.
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transcription via Inside The Ropes
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