Triple H Announced For WWE SmackDown

Triple H

In the wake of Vince McMahon’s retirement last July amidst allegations of sexual abuse and hush money payments, Triple H took over both creative operations and talent relations as Chief Content Officer.

McMahon’s departure was short-lived as he announced in January that he would be electing himself back to the Board of Directors in order to facilitate a sale of the company.

The day after WrestleMania, it was announced that WWE had reached a deal to be acquired by Endeavor and merged with UFC to form a new $21+ billion entity. Endeavor Head Ari Emmanuel will serve as CEO while Vince McMahon will be Executive Chairman of the Board. Dana White will remain UFC president, and former WWE CEO Nick Khan will now serve as president of WWE.

Despite the company’s insistence that Triple H retains ultimate creative control as Chief Content Officer, McMahon has been giving input on recent storylines, and was seen on headsets during WrestleMania. As of Monday Night Raw, it was reported that he was back in charge and running the show, making a number of last-minute changes and having a negative effect on talent morale.

Triple H held a talent meeting prior to Raw to address concerns, insisting that everything would be “business as usual.” Raw opened with the Chief Content Officer addressing the LA crowd with a defiant message that WWE wasn’t going anywhere and that nothing would change.

Triple H Will Once Again Address The WWE Universe On SmackDown

Now, WWE have announced via social media that The Game will once again be addressing the crowd on the upcoming episode of SmackDown, set to take place in Portland, OR on April 7th.

“BREAKING: @TripleH will be on #SmackDown tomorrow night to address the WWE Universe.”

Also announced for the April 7th episode are the following matches:

  • Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar vs. Dominik Mysterio & Damian Priest
  • The Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium
  • Sami Zayn vs. Jey Uso