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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Details on how Triple H will gain control of WWE as Vince McMahon transitions to XFL

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Johny Payne
Modified 08 Feb 2018, 19:46 IST
Vince McMahon transitioning to the XFL will have huge implications as regards Triple H getting more control in WWE
Vince McMahon transitioning to the XFL will have huge implications as regards Triple H getting more control in WWE

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was revealed that Triple H is set to gain a lot more control of the WWE as Vince McMahon transitions into the XFL.

Apparently, McMahon’s involvement in the WWE management will decrease, as a result of which Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque is expected to take charge of the WWE’s main roster in addition to NXT.

In case you didn’t know…

For long, Vince McMahon has served as the majority owner, CEO and Chairman of the WWE—a man who’s considered by business & sports-entertainment pundits to be the pioneer and visionary behind turning the WWE into a global phenomenon.

On the other hand, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque is the current Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative in the WWE—a veteran pro-wrestling star who shares a close personal relationship with the McMahon family, as he’s married to Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon.

The heart of the matter

At the recent XFL re-launch press conference, Vince McMahon asserted that his obligations in the XFL shall in no way change his role in the WWE. However, it was noted on The Observer that Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque will indeed gain a lot more control of the WWE, simply because he has to, as McMahon cannot possibly devote the requisite amount of his working hours to both the WWE and the XFL at the same time.

Additionally, it was noted that Triple H is assembling his own team of executives in NXT—something that makes the signing of Jeremy Borash an even bigger deal than a company simply hiring another employee, as JB is expected to be an important part of Triple H’s team—with Triple H and his team of execs coming up to fill key positions in the main roster management either next year or the year after.


Furthermore, although Triple H has been praised for his management of NXT, running NXT, which caters to the hardcore pro-wrestling community, is much different than running the global giant that is the WWE.

However, the positive behind Triple H eventually assuming control of the main roster is that his presentation of NXT and the fact that the booking and long-term plans don’t change frequently and are pretty organic, just serve to solidify Triple H’s mettle as a successful promoter.

What’s next?

As previously announced by Vince McMahon, the XFL is set to be re-launched in 2020.

The vast majority of professional wrestling industry experts believe that McMahon will resultantly have a reduced role in the WWE, and Triple H will take control of the WWE management over the next couple of years.

Author’s take

Both Vince McMahon and Triple H are excellent pro-wrestling promoters.

However, there are a few key differences in the manner in which McMahon and HHH go about with the business, and that in turn adds further intrigue to the potential shift of reigns, so to speak, from McMahon to Triple H. 

Published 08 Feb 2018, 19:46 IST
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