Triple H isn’t turning down any advice he can get from his father-in-law.
WWE Hall of Famer, Triple H was appointed as the company’s Head of Creative following Vince McMahon’s retirement, this past July. Following in the footsteps on not only your father-in-law, but someone who was the face of professional wrestling for almost 50-years is no easy feat, and ‘The Game’ isn’t too proud to take some advice from the now-former Chairman.
When speaking with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani, Triple H detailed the advice McMahon gave him in addition to providing what Triple H says is a ‘wealth of knowledge’:
“He did, yeah. In some manner, I think for both of us, it’s a tough situation for him. I think in some manner, like, it’s even hard for me to picture now that he’s not in the equation, and he’s not in any way, shape, or form, but it’s hard to think that he’s not there. I think at that moment, it’s hard for him to think about somebody coming in and doing what he’s done for 50 years or whatever successfully better than anybody in the world.”
“So yeah, there was definitely that moment, definitely giving me advice. But I think also in some manner, most of that advice was centered around like, ‘This is what you’ve been sitting next to me learning how to do for 25 years, or whatever that is, and you got this. Just be confident in your decision-making. Listen to people. Be open to ideas. Being collaborative with other people.’ Things like that were just wonderful advice.
The truth is, it’s my father-in-law. He’s not involved in the day to day business, but if I had to say to him, like, ‘Man, I find this difficult to deal with’, he would give me some overall advice of like, ‘Just listen to people, work with the team, do these things.’ He’s a wealth of knowledge.”
Prior to his duties as WWE’s Head of Creative, Triple H ran the previous iteration of WWE NXT, now known as the black and gold era. Following a heart issue in late-2021, NXT rebranded to it’s current status as NXT 2.0, something ‘The Game’ didn’t fully agree with. More on Triple H’s issues with the current state of NXT can be found by clicking here.
While Vince McMahon enjoys his life away from the world of professional wrestling, Triple H and WWE are preparing to host the first major premium live event in the UK in three decades when Clash At The Castle invades Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, September 3.
(h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription)