Triple H reveals whether Heritage Cup will be defended in NXT

Triple H
Triple H
Modified 03 Apr 2021

Triple H recently discussed the possibility of the Heritage Cup being defended on WWE NXT.

NXT Stand and Deliver will take place later this week over two nights - the 7th and 8th of April. Night 1 will include Io Shirai defending the NXT Women's Championship against Raquel Gonzalez. The main event of night 2 will see Finn Balor defend the NXT Championship against Karrion Kross.

Vicente Beltran of Vibe and Wrestling recently spoke to Triple H ahead of NXT Stand and Deliver. Triple H was asked during the interview, about the possibility of the NXT UK Heritage Cup being defended in NXT in the future.

The Game acknowledged that it was a possibility after the world opens up once we have the pandemic under more control:

"I think it is a possibility as the world opens up. There are still limitations with the pandemic and travel and everything else but luckily in this time frame we were able to plan ahead and we were able to get WALTER and Jordan Devlin here. Those are difficult things and difficulties within what we do and there’s a lot of stuff we would like to do that we just can’t get to, so I do think that that’s a possibility.
"As you saw before the pandemic the Undisputed ERA at the time taking on Imperium in the UK. I think all those things are on the table and those are very exciting opportunities. WWE grows around the world and continues to localize, speaking outside the pandemic, in the markets and we will see more and more of these opportunities whether it’s competitors in India being able to come here or for us to send competitors there; whether it’s other markets like Mexico, Australia, Japan… whatever it is and for us to be able to have that interaction with each other and to be able to travel creates those matches around the world. That’s the intent it’s just a matter of how quickly we can get there given all the circumstances of today’s world."

A quick history of the NXT UK Heritage Cup


Following the return of NXT UK in September 2020 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE announced the Heritage Cup tournament. The tournament began in October with all matches being contested under British rules - which include every match being 2 out of 3 falls and each match consisting of six rounds, each of which lasted three minutes.

A-Kid and Trent Seven met in the finals of the first Heritage Cup tournament with A-Kid winning the trophy. He has now held the cup for more than 128 days.

Published 03 Apr 2021, 23:11 IST
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