Former WWE Superstar Axel Tischer has opened up about his last interaction with Triple H, divulging that he “felt like a creep” as he lurked near the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy Development.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc‘s Nick Hausman, Tischer, formerly known as Alexander Wolfe, said Triple H treated him well, but that he was always trying to read the situation himself so as not to bother The Game.
“I always felt treated well and treated right because he’s a guy who likes to talk with people. He is always open for conversation when he has to time, but again, I will not. I always feel weird, especially the last time I tried to talk to him. I felt like a freaking creep because I was always standing in the back just waiting for the moment. ‘Okay, is free he now?’ And I tried to read the person. ‘Is he in the mood to talk or should I do it the next week or something?’ So at first, I looked like a creep just standing 10 yards behind him always looking for an opportunity, but I feel uncomfortable doing that.”
Tischer added that Eric Young always had a better relationship with Triple H, saying he himself would stumble over words as a primarily German-language-speaker.
“I was trying to figure out where we’re going with the story, but it is how it is. I know for example, EY (Eric Young) had a better relationship with him, and that was cool for me. Also, English is not my first language, and a lot of times I stumble over my words. Sometimes the conversation is not as fun as you would speak with a native English speaking person.”
Tischer also spoke about a “difference of culture” meaning he wouldn’t continue to harangue Triple H for a meeting after asking once or twice.
“I’m not a guy who wants to get too deep into that, maybe it’s a difference of culture. For example, if I asked you for a meeting and maybe I’ll ask you twice, but as soon as you say, ‘I’ll get back to you,’ I will not bother you anymore, even if it means we don’t talk for 10 years. I don’t want to run behind you and just beg you for attention. I don’t do this. I don’t want to kiss somebody’s ass. I’m not saying you have to do that with Triple H because he seems to be a very cool guy. I never had, with him, a really deep relationship. Small talk, that’s it. That’s what it was, but we never had a big conversation about anything.”
The former NXT star said he did ask a lot about SAnitY as Triple H had his own ideas about the faction.
“I asked him a lot of things about what I thought I needed to ask him because it’s his idea with Sanity, and a lot of times with production, I want to ask him because a lot of times, when you ask a producer, and he tells you to do this, a lot of times, it’s the opposite. And it’s not hating on a producer, but you have to ask the boss how he wants to have his product. That’s my opinion, same goes with the main roster. A lot of times, you’re in the dark, and somebody tells you go to the right, but you have to go to the left because to the right is not the best way to go right now.”
Tischer noted that he didn’t even know how to address Triple H during his time there.
“When I had a question, I would go up to him and ask, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ I wasn’t even sure how to call him because everybody calls him Hunter, or Paul, or sometimes it was Mr. Levesque or hey boss. A lot of times, I try to avoid speaking to him, especially where TV productions are because he’s so busy. He probably has the other TV production in two days in his head and then some other guy’s on the phone because his position is very busy.”
Meanwhile, Tischer also recently spoke with Inside The Ropes. You can check out that interview here.