Vince McMahon stepped down from his position as CEO of WWE after hush money scandal split the pro wrestling worldwide open. Triple H is calling the creative shots now, but in the end it’s still the WWE product.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani on BT Sport, Triple H revealed what Vince McMahon told him just before The Game took over WWE’s creative direction. Triple H said that Vince McMahon equated pro wrestling to ice cream and said that the biggest difference now is that The King of Kings gets to pick the flavor.
“Look, you’re going to do things. You cannot think about how I would do things. You have to think about what you want to do and how you feel like it’s best for the product. I might not like it, but I understand why you’re going to do the things you’re going to do. You have to do what you feel is right’ But it is a tough thing to get to. No one works together for that long of a period of time without thinking, ‘Well, I would have done that slightly differently.’ It doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong.”
“We use the term all the time in the business, chocolate or vanilla. I want chocolate, you want vanilla, one of us has to pick a flavor. He would always pick the flavor. Now it’s my turn to pick the flavor. It’s all good. It’s all ice cream, but it’s my time to pick the flavor, and I have to be confident in those decisions. I can’t look back and say, ‘Well, what would Vince want to have for a flavor’ because it just wouldn’t be authentic.”
WWE changed a lot when Triple H took control of creative, and that is evident. Only time will tell how much more things change from this point on, but fans certainty seem to be on board for those changes Triple H is bringing to the table.
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