WWE confirm appointment of Triple H as Head of Creative

WWE legend Triple H has been appointed as the company’s Head of Creative following the retirement of Vince McMahon last week.

The company’s longtime chairman took to social media on July 22 to announce his decision.

He tweeted: “At 77, time for me to retire. Thank you, WWE Universe. Then. Now. Forever. Together. #WWE #thankful.”

In addition to sending shockwaves through the wrestling community, it opened the doors for other people to step up to the plate. One of which, of course, is ‘The Game’.

The company released a statement on July 25, which said: “WWE executive Paul Levesque (Triple H) will assume all responsibilities related to WWE’s creative, in addition to his regular duties.”

This comes off the back of confirming three days earlier that he would resume his role as EVP of Talent Relations.  

The 14-time world champion said: “I look forward to returning to my prior position as head of Talent Relations. I’m healthy, fired up, and ready to take charge.”

Triple H takes over as head of WWE creative, but will the roster be happy?

The wrestling legend has a fantastic reputation in the locker room. During an episode of ‘The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy,’ the tag team legend spoke very positively about the icon.

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He said: “I talked to him about the Bucks. I like Triple H, I’ve got to say. I think once Hunter more or less actively retired from wrestling and focused everything on heading up NXT, he was so great.

“As a coach, as a booker, he really cared about the talent, and he did all that he could to help them. I could say that about Shawn Michaels as well in NXT, you hear so many great things about both of those guys. When we went back to WWE, I had a great relationship with Triple H.”

AEW star Hardy’s view is shared by many in the current locker room. As his in-ring days began to wind down, Triple H became a huge player in the company. He headed up the NXT division, mentoring the likes of Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley and Adam Cole to become top stars in either WWE or elsewhere.

And in addition to his accomplishments, his wife, Stephanie McMahon, will join Nick Khan as the new co-CEO of the company.

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