Triple H was given the role as the top person in charge of WWE Creative after Vince McMahon’s retirement. For many fans, this was the miracle they had been waiting for. Despite making a lot of changes, he’s not trying to “fix” things.
The Cerebral Assassin is more than aware of what fans truly want, and he has already made huge changes to the product to make them happy. This includes bringing back talent previously who were previously let go by WWE.
While speaking with Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Triple H explained why he’s made the changes he’s made. Triple H made it clear he is not trying to fix anything in the company.
“I don’t look at anything and go, “I need to fix that.’ It’s just what works for me. That’s really where it’s at. I look at things a certain way. To me, if I want to have the Intercontinental Title mean something, I need to make it mean something. I am a big advocate of the past. Sometimes, when you lived in the past, you don’t see it the way other people do that were outside looking in on the past.
When I look at some of that past stuff, I see it differently than anybody would, that maybe Vince would or anybody that was there. I saw performers of that generation differently than Pat (Patterson) saw them because I would see them and go, ‘Oh my God, that was amazing.’ Pat would go, ‘He’s an idiot.’ He knew them, knew the ins and outs, knew what they were like to work with. If you’re making ice cream, I’m just making the ice cream I like, and hopefully, everybody else likes that too.
I approach this, and Vince is the one that taught it to me, ‘put yourself in the seats. If you put yourself in the seats and you’re just a fan and book it like a fan, you’ll never go wrong.’ That’s what I’m doing. It’s not a matter of ‘I need to change that, I need to fix this, this is wrong, I don’t like that, this was done wrong.’ In the moments I’m going through this, I think to myself, ‘What seems right?’ You mention the Matt Riddle thing, we’re going into this moment in time where this is super real and they’re going to hit each other in this super real manner and these promos and get into it in a different way than we’ve traditionally done. He’s got a first name, it feels like we should give him that first name. If we’re going to hyper-real, we should go hyper-real and bring the reality in more and still…I 100% agree that being a WWE Superstar is more meaningful than being a pro wrestler. That will rub a lot of people wrong, but anybody can be a pro wrestler.
There is a guy in front of five people at some place right now who is a pro wrestler. It’s like saying, ‘I’m a cage fighter.’ I’ve been to a million gyms throughout my career and when MMA got big, every place you’d go to, you’d be working out and some guy would come up to you with a shaved head and tattoos, mostly tribal, and would say, ‘I’m a cage fighter.’ The truth is, ‘Are you in the UFC?’ That’s sort of the standard bearer. I’m sure others get that. It’s not a knock, it’s just a different level. Anybody can play football, who plays in the NFL? It’s a different level. Anybody can wrestle. Who makes it as a WWE Superstar? It’s a different level.”
Triple H also dropped a tease for World Cup plans in WWE. We will have to wait and see what other changes The Game will introduce in the coming months.
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