‘The Game’ Triple H, has spoken out about how Vince McMahon sees his role in the World Wrestling Entertainment despite being the company’s Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy and Development.
When news broke of Drew McIntyre testing positive for COVID-19, it was quickly announced that Triple H would take his place on the January 11 Monday Night Raw. The appearance ended in a main event brawl with Randy Orton in which the latter received a fireball to the face by Alexa Bliss.
Prior to his appearance on the red brand, ‘The Cerebral Assassin’ appeared on WWE’s The Bump to talk about Vince McMahon seeing him as an emergency guy after his swift return to the ring in 2016 to win not only the Royal Rumble Match, but also the WWE Championship:
“It was completely out of the blue, and completely unplanned in a way, you know, it was a moment in time with injuries and everything else that was happening where I had sorta gotten to a place in my career where Vince would joke I’m, ‘In case of emergency, break glass’ you know. I’m sitting on the wall with my trunks on, he was, ‘In case of emergency, we’re breaking the glass and here’s what we’re gonna do,’ and I was like, ’Oh my God.
I don’t believe I’ve ever done anything harder in my career than have moments where you don’t wrestle for an entire year or longer, or a long, long period of time like that,” said Triple H. “And then, you come out and it’s just like, ‘Okay, go do this at the highest level. Try to continue to add to the stuff that you’ve done without letting yourself down or anybody else down.’ That is the most difficult challenge I’ve ever faced, and having those moments in time where you’re doing this once a year, the pressure is immense.”
Prior to January 11, we hadn’t seen Triple H compete in a ring since June 29, 2019, when he teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Robert Roode and Samoa Joe on a live event in Tokyo, Japan. Before that, his last main outing came at WWE Super Showdown on June 7, 2019, against Randy Orton in Saudi Arabia.