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AEW star says that Triple H didn’t give him enough chances in WWE NXT

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A former WWE NXT Superstar and newly signed AEW roster member has stated that he doesn’t believe Triple H gave him enough chances in the developmental brand.

Speaking on the Getting Over: Wrestling Podcast, Swerve Strickland discussed how he feels he didn’t get enough time to shine on the black and gold version of NXT.

“I feel like he liked me and he respects my talent and my ability. But I don’t feel like he ever truly bought in and invested until I made him have to with Hit Row” Strickland began.

“He’s one of those guys like, he has those talents on the show that he knows and he’s well-acquainted with and it’s hard for him to deviate from those guys” Swerve revealed.

Swerve Strickland on Triple H

“When he’s set on someone, he’s set on them. Anybody who says that he doesn’t, like, I wouldn’t call it picking favourites, but if somebody says he doesn’t have his core guys, you’re one of the core guys. Do you know what I mean?

“They’re like ’˜what do you mean, he’s great’. I’m like ’˜no sh-t.’ But there’s a lot of like, to this day I feel like he missed out on Matt Riddle being a world champion because he was focused on core guys” Swerve noted.

“I feel like there were times he missed out on a Bianca Belair because he was focused on his core girls. You know, there’s a lot of missed opportunities with certain areas because he was so focused on certain people and you kind of have to because he’s running a product that, on a weekly product, you kind of want to go to your go-getters. You know, your guaranteed guys” Swerve Strickland concluded on Triple H.

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