Reactions To Triple H’s Return To EVP Status

The Game is back.

As reported earlier, Triple H is back with a EVP of talent relations role within WWE. It seems as though many talent within the company are happy that Triple H is back after having concerns about Bruce Prichard being in the role previously as a interim choice, while still being apart of creative. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select has put out an update regarding reactions to Triple H returning with the company.

Triple H is back in power, as WWE has announced he’s back as EVP of Talent Relations, which is effectively him as head of the role, as mentioned in his statement. One source indicated that Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were set to travel to Smackdown in Boston, though their specific plans there aren’t known. Several times when major shifts like this happen within the company, those three particularly hold a talent meeting. We were able to confirm that as a result of this move, Bruce Prichard is now finished with his iterim talent relations role, and will resume his job in creative. There were some concerns among talent over having someone work both of those spots, but haven’t heard that things went anything but smoothly in that regard thus far. The move also signaled the widely expected confirmation that John Laurinaitis is effectively done with the company. Laurinaitis is being investigated in relation to the Vince McMahon-Wall Street Journal sexual misconduct story, and many expected Laurinaitis to be the “fall guy” in it from a professional standpoint. There was outright celebration from some top talent in the company when Laurinaitis was ousted, with one calling him a “snake.” Beyond that, several sources had claimed that the role itself was one that had long passed Laurinaitis by. We spoke to talent about the move, all of whom said that they got along well with Triple H. One top talent said they weren’t sure why Triple H was ever removed to begin with, with one more saying that he’ll likely need to adapt to what the new vision of talent hiring is as opposed to his vision that became clear during NXT Black & Gold. Another longtime talent said they’re happy for the move, as Triple H is approachable, and gets back to talent, understands what they’re going through, and doesn’t give them the “we’ll see” answers. Triple H officially retired as an in-ring competitor earlier this year after a 2021 cardiac event. Even prior to that, his responsibilities had adjusted and even dwindled. He is no longer running NXT, and the vision of that program was changed heavily, now managed by Shawn Michaels. We’re told that NXT creatively is not directly affected by this, though Triple H will be hiring and recruiting talent again.

– Fightful Select

Seems to be a positive sign all around for those within WWE. It’s good to see Triple H back after his health troubles.

H/T Fightful Select

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