During a recent interview, Vince Russo touched on the topic of Triple H booking WWE now. The former stated that the latter was a bit biased whenever he was still working as a full time in ring performer. However, now that he is booking performers that he does not consider peers, HHH is able to be more objective. It also helps that he's also a high ranking executive in World Wrestling Entertainment, so he's going to do what is best for business.
March 14, 2016
Earlier in the month, Kurt Angle was in Columbus, Ohio to accept an induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame. During the same weekend, Triple H was also in town to film some segments for WWE at the Arnold Sports Festival. The two of them made time to have a little meeting. No word yet on what was discussed, but since Angle is no longer with TNA and is a free agent, the belief was that they discussed a possible return to World Wrestling Entertainment.
March 13, 2016
Rumors about backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Triple H are heating up as of late. There are reports floating around that Vince is trying to lure Shane McMahon back into WWE as a high ranking executive. Vince would then use Shane as leverage against HHH and Stephanie McMahon. For the longest time there, HHH and Stephanie were said to be taking over the company from Vince, so they gained a lot of power backstage from that.
March 11, 2016
Since he is the face of the company, many people are under the assumption that Vince McMahon is always the highest paid executive in WWE. That was definitely not the case this past year. George Barrios made $4.5 million, Kevin Dunn made $4.8 million and Michelle Wilson made $4.5 million. All of those surpassed the $3.3 million made by McMahon. On a side note, Triple H made $3.1 million, while Stephanie McMahon pulled in $1.7 million.
March 3, 2016
According to Sean Waltman, who made an appearance on the Jim Ross podcast interview show this week, Triple H had to fight tooth and nails with Vince McMahon so that his character could take a beating from Roman Reigns on the Monday Night Raw after the former Shield member captured the WWE Heavyweight Championship. McMahon apparently didn't want that to happen, but HHH knew that it would turn the audience around.
February 12, 2016
Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
Apparently, WWE has taken quite an interest in Lucha Underground. Triple H was one of the executives that the company sent to meet with representatives of the upstart California based promotion. The goal was to get a talent exchange agreement between the two sides, but LU officials were said to not be interested because it would not be in the best interest of their company. They feel that they can rise on their own right now.
February 4, 2016
While his appearance in NXT was only a cameo, James Storm stated that he had not intended to make a return to TNA so quickly afterwards. Things just came together. Storm, who is now teaming with Bobby Roode again, stated that he had some very good discussions with Triple H, whom he has called one of the most passionate people in professional wrestling. James believes that the door for a potential WWE return has been left open for him.
January 29, 2016