A former WWE writer has explained how Stephanie McMahon spoke to them about never working with her husband, Triple H.
Brian Gewirtz spent several years working as a writer for WWE, notably working with the likes of The Rock, Kurt Angle, Edge, and Christian during his time in the company. In 2015 Gewirtz left WWE and now works as a producer for The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions.
“My relationship with Hunter got much much better as the years went by. I think there was a level of mutual respect and then Triple H looking up going, ‘That guy’s still here? Guess there must be something going on correct with him.’ When I first started I was admittedly intimidated by him. I didn’t work with him that much, in fact as far as I knew, no writer was assigned to him, he would always go off and do his thing.”
“Meanwhile, I was working with the people who were constantly insulting his character. He was the heel, I was working with the baby faces and it was like one of those deals where I always assumed Triple H – he’s got it because he does his own thing.”
The fact Brian Gewirtz had not worked with Triple H had not gone unnoticed. Gewirtz explained that Stephanie McMahon asked him about not working with her husband and explains that he ultimately worked with The Game on one of the biggest storylines of the 2000s:
“I think Stephanie had a talk with me once which was like, ‘How come you never work with Triple H? He sees you working with all these guys, you’ve never once approached him and asked if he wanted to work with you?’ I was like, ‘Oh, I just assumed he wanted to do his own thing.’ That’s on me, that’s my nervousness, and my, like, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,’ but over the years you can’t help but then work with someone.”
“I got to work with Triple H, not write out word-for-word promos, but at least work with him and craft the long-term storyline of Evolution and Batista and the slow turn which I thought worked super well and then, later on, being able to work with him especially as he was taking a step back.”
“It’s always difficult when you’re in production meetings and part of the creative process but also a character on the show. No matter how much you say me and the character are different, it always rears its head. It can’t not. It’s human nature. It evolves with evolution.”
Brian Gewirtz’s book There’s Just One Problem…: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE is currently out now.