Triple H claims WWE will not introduce VAR in wrestling matches
Written by MAX FM on January 15, 2020
Professional wrestler, Triple H has revealed VAR will not be coming to WWE any time soon despite calls from fans to have the new technology introduced during NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool on Sunday, January 12.
The technology, which helps on-field referees make decisions has widely been used in football, including in the Premier League.
Whereas it has caused a real stir among football supporters owing to its inconsistencies, it appears WWE fans want to have it introduced.
A crowd at the Empress Ballroom could be heard chanting ‘VAR’ during the opening bout between Trent Seven and Eddie Dennis.
But speaking at a media conference after the show, Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, confirmed VAR will not be making its way to sports entertainment.
“You’re not going to see any Video Assistant Referees, the only replays we’re going to give you are when you see something crazy and need to see it a second time to believe it happened – like Trent Seven getting ‘Razors Edged’ backward over the top rope,” the WWE legend declared.
“That’s when we’ll give you a ‘Video Assistant Reminder’ of what just happened,” he added.
The video assistant referee, a match official in association football who reviews decisions made by the head referee was first written into the Laws of the Game by the International Football Association Board a year ago.