Triple H finally revealed what he thought when he discovered he’d take over Vince McMahon’s role as Head of Creative in WWE.
There were a lot of reactions and opinions after it was announced Triple H would be taking over as WWE Head of Creative. Although many were still stunned over the news of former WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s retirement, attention quickly turned to how Triple H would potentially change things on Raw and SmackDown.
So far, fans have witnessed the return of many ex-WWE talents who were let go during the pandemic and even only a few months ago. In addition, there has also been a greater focus on mid-card championships and fewer promo segments on television.
While many fans applauded the changes, there was still the lingering question of what Triple H initially thought when he heard his father-in-law would no longer be in charge. During a rare long-form interview with Ariel Helwani, the new Head of Creative addressed how he felt when he knew he’d be taking over McMahon’s old role.
“It’s been a discussion point for a lot of years of, you know, what happens if? What is the plan if? It’s always been sort of talked about as a succession plan and all those things, but then when it really comes to that moment, and it really comes to be, it’s a different conversation. Even if in some manner, I’m thinking to myself, ‘Wow, eventually, this is where I’m gonna get to’, there’s that moment where you’re like, ‘This is really happening right now.’
Sort of as we were easing into that, not easing into it, but having the decisions come about of what Vince is going to do there, I’m hearing the conversations and I know it’s coming. But then there’s still that moment where they go, ‘This is happening tomorrow morning, whatever, eight o’clock, this is happening.’ It’s like, ‘Well, here we go’, and there’s really nothing you can do about it. So you just take a deep breath, and go like, ‘Alright, well, you’ve been talking about it for a long time. Go put your money where your mouth is now. Go prove it.’”
With Vince McMahon now gone, Triple H is free to spread his influence and ideas across all WWE programming. Whether or not fans and wrestlers continue to be receptive to his ideas remains to be seen.
H/t – Wrestlingnews.co