Triple H Talks Nikki Cross and Keith Lee After NXT Takeover: Chicago II

WWE COO Paul "Triple H" Levesque talked about the status of Nikki Cross and her rumored move to the main roster and how long fans may have to wait to see Keith Lee following the conclusion of NXT Takeover: Chicago II.

Cross' name has come up a few times since Sanity was called up to the main roster after the SuperStar Shakeup. The lone female member was noticeably absent from all of the group's promos and it was reported that she was held back on NXT to give Women's Champion, Shayna Baszler a strong challenger after the brand lost Ember Moon, and the IIconics to RAW and SmackDown Live.

"I say this a lot and sometimes people don't believe it, but I don't control the main roster. I can have a suggestion, but that's it," Levesque said during the post-show press conference. "If [the main roster] see her and want her to move up, they will. If they want her to move back they will. One thing with Nikki Cross, she adds something special to Sanity. Just because that's not happening today that doesn't mean that can't happen down the line and get a huge reaction."

A big surprise from Takeover: Chicago II was the appearance of Keith Lee in the crowd. Lee being shown on camera in the same vein as past signees like EC3 and Ricochet means fans can start the countdown till the former Ring of Honor star appears on NXT television. But the wait may be longer than fans want.

"I think I'm going to let him land first. I saw Keith Lee walk through the entranceway of the arena this afternoon and stood at the same spot on the stage while we were going through rehearsals for about an hour with just a blown away look on his face," Levesque said. "I think it's going to take a minute for Keith Lee to land on the ground, but once he does I expect big things from him. He's a phenomenal talent, big dude that probably shouldn't be able to do the things that he does. I look forward to working with him, our team to work with him, and take everything he's done so far and take it to another level."

Lee wrestled for WWE during WrestleMania weekend at its Axxess show, which fueled rumors that he was going to sign with the company. The rumors became reality when he signed a contract on May 1, but hasn't appeared at any of the shows since.

Luckily for Levesque, the NXT roster is arguably the deepest it's ever been with popular superstars like Adam Cole, EC3 and Kari Sayne not having matches at Takeover: Chicago II and the show still having a stacked card. So there doesn't seem to be a rush to get Lee on television.

"It's deep man, and there's more coming in all the time. I love the fact that we can do a show this good and it feels like we can do another one tomorrow with almost a whole different crew and put on a hell of a show," Levesque said. "It's great because it allows you to continue to do shows where you're not doing the same repetitive stuff all the time and it allows things to be fresh at all times. So, to me, that's the best place to be. I think it's one of the deepest rosters we've ever had."