WWE announced this morning that Paul “Triple H” Levesque will be taking over as WWE’s new head of creative. That left the status of Bruce Prichard in question. At Friday’s SmackDown, the first show since Vince McMahon’s retirement, Prichard was at the creative helm.
Triple H will now have the final say over creative decisions within the company. In an update on F4W Online, Dave Meltzer noted that the current system for WWE’s creative process will remain in place. The difference is that the buck will now stop with The Game.
“The current system will remain in place with a writing team as Bruce Prichard will head things up and report to Levesque. This dynamic was in place last Friday for SmackDown.”
Ringside News exclusively reported that as of yesterday, Bruce Prichard was considered the de facto man in charge. That changed when Triple H was given the position as head of creative. Prichard will stay on with the company in a writing role but now will answer to Paul Levesque.
Triple H will pull double duty after being named the EVP for talent relations, a position formerly held by John Laurinaitis. Prichard was also filling that role before it was permanently filled. Laurinaitis is believed to be no longer with the company.
While the existing creative system will remain in place, it will be interesting to see how some fresh faces impact things. Triple H is widely regarded as being a good creative wrestling mind. The WWE Universe is interested in seeing just how much change will come from the new arrangement.
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