Triple H will officially assume all WWE creative responsibilities, taking over in the role from his retired father-in-law Vince McMahon.
Per a WWE press release, ‘The Game’ is to take over WWE’s creative duties, stepping into the role in lieu of Vince McMahon’s retirement.
In the release, which was to confirm Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan’s new WWE responsibilities as well as the company’s preliminary Q2 financial results, the real-life Paul Levesque was noted as taking on “all responsibilities related to WWE’s creative, in addition to his regular duties”.
Triple H was named last week as WWE’s new Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. The retirement of Vince McMahon as Chairman, CEO, and Head of Creative, in addition to his many other WWE executive duties, opened up the role for ‘The King of Kings’.
The multi-time World Champion was praised for the running of NXT before it transitioned into NXT 2.0. With Ryan Ward, he won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Best Booker award in 2015 before the boom period of the former black-and-gold brand, which saw the likes of Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa flourish under the pen of Triple H.
Reports had previously stated that Bruce Prichard was handling creative for the short period after Vince’s retirement. Last week’s SmackDown, which came just hours after Vince McMahon confirmed his retirement, saw Prichard and Kevin Dunn as the points of contact in the absence of the ex-WWE boss.