WWE is in a major state of transition after long-time CEO and creative head Vince McMahon announced his retirement yesterday. McMahon is being investigated by the company for his involvement in hush money payments to WWE employees with whom he had sexual relationships. His departure leaves a major power vacuum within the company’s creative team.

Before the news broke of Vince McMahon’s retirement, Paul “Triple H” Levesque was put in charge of WWE’s talent relations. Triple H was previously the creative mind behind what is considered the WWE NXT brand’s most successful run. Many assumed he would have some sort of input with McMahon out of the picture.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer answered a question regarding Triple H’s involvement in the creative process. He believes that he will be involved in some capacity. Having his wife, Stephanie McMahon, as the co-CEO of WWE doesn’t hurt his chances of gaining influence, either.

“I believe so [Triple H will be involved in creative], but how involved is still something that we’re going to have to wait and see. I mean, he was involved tonight. I assume talent relations would normally be pretty separate, but I can only assume having him involved in some capacity, just because of limited options.

I agree. I completely agree. Because of limited options, I do expect him to have some power of creative or some power on the wrestling side. Especially if we look at the idea that Stephanie runs the wrestling side, Nick [Khan] runs the business side. He’s Stephanie’s husband and he’s got his guys and he’s got people who are loyal to him.”

WWE fans are excited at the idea of Triple H having power over WWE’s creative team. His time as the head booker of NXT is remembered as a golden age for the brand. Time will tell, but it seems as though he will be heavily involved going forward.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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