Bayley reflected on what it’s like to once again work directly for Triple H the way she did during her time in NXT years ago.
Vince McMahon shocked the world on July 22nd when he announced his retirement from WWE amidst an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and hush money payments made to multiple women throughout the years.
In the wake of McMahon’s retirement, his son-in-law Triple H was named Executive Vice President of Talent Relations as well as head of WWE creative. He has since been promoted to Chief Content Officer, a title that more accurately represents his duties as head of the company.
In a recent interview with Baby Huey of In the Kliq, Damage CTRL leader Bayley spoke about her working relationship with Triple H and said that working for him again is like the Twilight Zone as it reminds her of their time in NXT years ago.
“Like, I’ve had a great relationship with him since, you know, NXT, and he’s watched me grow. And we’ve had many conversations about everything, and how I view the business, or how I want to contribute to the business and the women’s division. So he knows me now. And it’s so easy to be able to talk to him, like I had a great relationship with Vince as well, but he kind of didn’t watch me grow up like Hunter did.
So having him there and just having him very hands on, and it feels… I was just talking to Finn Balor about this this past week, we were backstage and Hunter just walks by, he’s like, ‘Hey, guys, what’s up?’ And we just looked at looked at each other. He’s like, ‘Man, how weird is this?’ It just feels like the Twilight Zone. Like, we’re back seven years, you know, in NXT, but what Hunter is doing is just changing and revolutionizing what WWE was already, which was already an amazing show.
“But it’s, I’m as excited as you guys are. It’s so cool.”
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