Triple H took charge of his first meeting since being appointed as WWE Head of Creative before Raw getting underway, according to reports.
On Monday, WWE confirmed that ‘The Game’ would assume full creative responsibilities. He will replace Bruce Prichard. Prichard was in the role temporarily following Vince McMahon‘s resignation from the company last week.
Triple H himself had only returned to his previous role as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations on Friday.
His appointment as head of creative continued what has been a turbulent week for WWE. Following Vince McMahon’s exit, just hours before SmackDown went on air, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were appointed as co-CEOs of the company. Stephanie will also work as WWE chairwoman.
Fightful Select reported that Prichard was in charge of creative on the night. In addition, sections of the script were also changed shortly before the show went on air. That included a segment between Ronda Rousey and SmackDown Women’s Champion, Liv Morgan.
Fans also noticed changes in commentary, with Xavier Woods namedropping rival promotions ROH and NJPW during a tag team match between The Viking Raiders and the team of Jinder Mahal and Shanky. Under Vince McMahon, it is doubtful that this would have been acceptable.
Triple H hosts WWE talent meeting
It was the WWE legend’s first show since taking over creative. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that the show was “largely written” last week before McMahon’s exit. Only minor changes were made to the script.
Triple H reportedly told the talent in attendance that there would be more transparency, In addition, there will be more open lines of communication.
He added that he wants “work to be fun”. Talent were reportedly optimistic after the meeting ended.
WWE fans are also largely optimistic and are looking forward to seeing what changes Triple H makes to on-screen programming. Many have pointed to the success he made of the NXT brand whilst in control of creative there, including storytelling and character development.
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