WWE News: Triple H opens up on his booking philosophy
What's the story?
During a recent interview with NBC Sports, Triple H, the current WWE Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, said that he often tried to book matches and feuds that he wanted to see as a fan. The New Hampshire native also added that he tried to fantasy book scenarios in his head and streamline them for television.
He also heaped praise on Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles, who will compete in a champion vs. champion match, labelling both men "once in a lifetime athletes" who had to be paired together at Survivor Series
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NXT has been praised for its traditional approach to presenting professional wrestling. The characters are true to themselves, and the storylines have an inherent logic — unlike the convoluted, incoherent plots served on the main roster.
Triple H — the man behind NXT — is a student of professional wrestling history and has opted to tip his cap to Jim Crockett Promotions by bringing back the fabled WarGames match.
The heart of the matter
Triple H was fairly forthcoming when quizzed about his booking philosophy, openly admitting to being in touch with his inner fan.
“Sometimes people ask me about when we’re booking and writing NXT and in a lot of ways I just book stuff that I want to see [as a fan]," he said. "In some ways you get into that fantasy booking thing in your head and you just put it on paper and try to make it the best you can make it. To me, it all comes from being a fan.”
In addition to the eponymous main event, The Game stated that he expected all the title matches from NXT Takeover: WarGames to deliver from an in-ring perspective.
Triple H will have his first televised match since WrestleMania 33 at Survivor Series 2017. He will represent Team Raw in a Traditional 5-on-5 Elimination match against Shane McMahon's SmackDown Live.
Even though Triple H has proven to be a competent creative mind from his time in NXT, booking the 3-hour fiasco that is Monday Night Raw is a completely different proposition. When Vince McMahon eventually moves on, WWE would be better served to bring in someone with a television background to head creative.
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