When in England, do as the English do. While not as cool as his Brooklyn intro where he basically did the wrestling version of the St. Crispin’s Day speech, Triple H was responsible for opening NXT Takeover: London. During his time in England, he was making some usual media rounds when ITV asked him about Premier League soccer. This would probably be considered a “gotcha” question among most Americans, but WWE’s chief operating officer is not most Americans. Here he is, not missing a beat with his response.
“West Ham is probably the closest to what we do — the passion of their fanbase and their loyalty… That’s the closest to what we do; at WWE we have the the most passionate, loyal fans of all time, but that might be debatable with West Ham.”
Okay, not a bad pick by any stretch of the imagination. They’re one of the London area’s stalwart teams, despite never having won the Premier League title. I can’t help but feel that there’s a deeper agenda here, though. I don’t know, maybe something in the team’s new crest for the 2016 season?
Okay… yeah, I see where he was going with this. And once you consider that West Ham supporters are referred to as “Hammers,” it really seems like a no-brainer. The team is happy to have him on board, as you can see from Triple H’s Instagram.
Triple H was also asked if there’s a player he’d like to see jump to WWE, and he selected a West Ham striker.
“Maybe a player like Andy Carroll. He is tall, likes to play it tough with the opposition and has the right looks with the long hair. He could be interesting.”
I don’t have a ton of English soccer references to throw at you guys, but I do know this: As I said on Twitter yesterday, Baron Corbin is basically Millwall FC, because no one likes him and he doesn’t care.