Following the retirement of Vince McMahon back in July, the creative reigns of WWE were handed over to Triple H, who is now the company’s Chief Content Officer.
Triple H has been making changes
Since he took charge Triple H has quickly worked to change the landscape of WWE programming. For one thing, he has brought back many of the popular stars released in the last few months of Vince McMahon’s time at the helm. These have included the likes of Dakota Kai, Karrion Kross, Hit Row, Bray Wyatt, and most recently, Emma.
On top of this, The Game has given more focus to mid-card titles, for example producing video packages explaining the histories of the Intercontinental and United States Championships. There have also been subtle but significant changes to promos, with stars being allowed to use previously blacklisted terms like “wrestling” and “hospital”. Meanwhile, commentators are now able to reference other wrestling promotions and even wrestlers within those companies, which used to be unheard of.
Plans are being made more quickly
Vince McMahon was notorious for changing his mind about what would happen on WWE programming right up until the time it was set to air, and even making calls to change things as shows were live. However, according to a report from Fightful, under Triple H things have gone in the opposite direction.
On the October 17th edition of Raw, Cameron Grimes made his debut for the red brand in a backstage segment which saw him hire the services of The OC to aid him in defeating The Schism on NXT.
Fightful noted that this appearance was finalised the week before rather than at the last minute, and this was indicative of a wider sense that plans were being done a lot sooner in the company than in previous years. Another sign of this was that, despite Triple H being sidelined with COVID this week and unable to be at the show, Raw was already written and finalised by the Sunday night.