Triple H’s health issues led him to retire from in-ring competition earlier this year. It was reported that he could potentially be back in a backstage role for NXT. However, one report suggests that his presence in NXT 2.0 wasn’t felt at all this week.

According to John Pollack from POST Wrestling, Triple H was not present at this week’s NXT 2.0 tapings. “The Game” reportedly returned at the WWE Performance Center a week ago and proclaimed that he was “back,” but this new report asks whether he’ll return to run NXT again.

From those we heard from, Paul Levesque was not at the NXT 2.0 tapings on Tuesday and it was the regular crew running things. Levesque appeared at the Performance Center last week and gave a speech where he noted that he was “back” and looked forward to working with those he hadn’t had the chance to prior and hinted at something exciting coming up, which was why he was down there. It is unknown what the extent of his being “back” entails.

Triple H helped shepherd the black and gold era of NXT. He often opened many NXT TakeOver shows with a passionate speech and welcomed everyone in attendance. There have reportedly been talks of Triple H returning to take on a “bigger” role even long before the Vince McMahon allegations became public knowledge.


“The Cerebral Assassin” took time away from the company following a “cardiac event.” Both McMahon and Bruce Prichard took a more hands-on approach with NXT, leading to the creation of NXT 2.0. As of now, there’s no word on whether Triple H will take back control of the brand.

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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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