Triple H is the Head of Creative in WWE right now and is largely responsible for WWE’s massive growth since 2022. He knows very well AEW exists and it appears he took a shot at AEW’s talent for preferring to take lighter schedules compared to WWE.

During his tenure as the head of NXT, Triple H played a pivotal role in scouting talent from the independent wrestling scene and bringing them into WWE. Some notable names that Triple H helped recruit to NXT include Adam Cole, Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and many others.

While speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Triple H emphasizes the importance of thorough talent evaluation in the wrestling industry, explaining that he relies on reports from trusted individuals like William Regal to keep track of emerging talent.

The Game acknowledges the abundance of talent in various wrestling circuits but stresses the necessity of personally assessing wrestlers’ skills and potential. He highlights the distinction between success in smaller promotions versus the demanding environment of WWE, drawing parallels to the transition from college football to the NFL, where many athletes struggle to adapt.


Triple H also emphasizes the importance of dedication and work ethic, expressing skepticism towards individuals who prioritize convenience over commitment to the demanding schedule and rigorous training required in WWE. He believes that those unwilling to fully invest in the wrestling profession have no place in WWE.

There are things I used to be on top of all the time. I would keep track of everybody, everywhere, who was working in this business. I don’t have time to do that anymore. I have people who do that. People like William Regal and different folks that are out there. I get reports on everybody. I know who is out there, I know how good they are, I know what their potential is. I see what’s out there. I don’t subscribe to, ‘this guy says they are good, that guy says they are good.’

”I have to see it. It’s just keeping track of who is out there and what they can do. Because they succeed someplace else doesn’t mean they’ll succeed at the big time. How many players go from college football at a high level and fail in the NFL? It’s massive. It’s a different game, a different world. If they are not here to be all in on this…when I see people coming out of trying to make it, and then they pick a job where, well, they work less, the schedule is lighter, then I’m like, ‘I’m glad I didn’t pick you.’ If you’re not in it for the grind, at that point early in your career, you have no business being here.”

Ringside News also clarified Triple H’s perspective on Ospreay and the successful WWE deal. Nevertheless, WWE’s business model is clearly not for everyone and that is not changing anytime soon.

Do you believe Triple H is correct in what he said about AEW talent taking lighter schedules? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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