Triple H has hinted that Kevin Dunn may not be leaving WWE, despite earlier reports suggesting that he would be on his way out.
As the winds of change continue to blow through WWE, the regime of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are already attempting to stamp their ideas across the company.
With Triple H heading up the creative department previously underutilised stars such as Ciampa have already been given more time to shine, while commentary has been noticeably less rigid. At SummerSlam in particular, viewers noticed that lead announcer Michael Cole made numerous references to “fans” rather than the “WWE Universe” while the presentation as a whole appeared more relaxed.
Following Vince McMahon’s departure it was also reported that long-time ally and producer Kevin Dunn would be following him out of the door. It was even reported that Stephanie McMahon “doesn’t like” Dunn and that he isn’t seen as a “Triple H guy.”
In addition, Eric Bischoff who has worked for WWE for many years on and off in various different roles, said that he believed that Dunn would quit rather than start over with new management.
However, Triple H has now appeared to hint that Dunn will be sticking around after all. Speaking to ESPN, The Game discussed the importance of working as part of a team to move WWE forward before referencing Stephanie McMahon, Nick Khan and Kevin Dunn.
“The intent is to continue the legacy of what has been going on, what made me fall in love with this business that he created, and to take it to new levels. To take it beyond where it is now. The only way we’re going to do that is with a team. That’s with Steph, that’s with Nick Khan, that’s with myself, that’s with Kevin Dunn [who produces WWE’s TV programs], that’s with everybody that is here, that is with all this talent. We have the greatest, hardest-working talent in the world. I have no doubt in mind, with this team, we can do it.”
In the same ESPN article, United States Champion Bobby Lashley claimed that Vince McMahon “will still be there” despite his apparent exit. Prior to his retirement, McMahon had already stepped down from his roles as CEO and Chairman following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.