Since Triple H took over WWE’s creative direction following Vince McMahon’s ‘retirement’ in 2022, he has been widely praised for the changes he has made to the product.
This has included allowing wrestlers and announcers more freedom on the microphone, bringing back multiple stars released under McMahon in recent years, and scheduling longer matches.
However, according to WrestleVotes, there is still one thing left from the McMahon era that Triple H wants to fix, the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, WrestleVotes claims the Chief Content Officer’s intention is to have the title separated into two again by the time SummerSlam comes around in August.
“This is the final mess, and you really can call it a mess. This is the final obstacle and the new team is working to overcome that. There was never a plan when Roman Reigns won the titles a year ago. Triple H was handed this mess. By SummerSlam, there’s gonna be two titles.”
Roman Reigns first unified the titles at WrestleMania 38 when, as Universal Champion, he defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. At this year’s Showcase Of The Immortals, Reigns will defend the titles against Cody Rhodes, who has already been vocal about WWE needing to make a decision on the titles following the bout.
Cody Rhodes has spoken about splitting the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
During a recent appearance on the Bart Winkler Show, Rhodes commented on the idea of separating the titles after his clash with The Tribal Chief, saying that’ll be a decision for management.
If the split does happen and he were able to choose which title to keep, Rhodes was clear it would be the title his father, Dusty Rhodes, was never able to win, the WWE Championship.
“Of course, the fan in me, I want my hands on the WWE Championship, its the one that [Dusty Rhodes] never got, but it would take someone telling me, ‘we have to go this way, both brands need a title.’
“Once you have them, [Roman Reigns] threw them down in front of me the other day and I felt my heart jump. For real, how sincerely I love these title belts that I’ve never touched.
“That’s a good time for maybe management to step in. If they did, I’d be all about it.” (H/T Fightful)