Following his father-in-law retiring from WWE, Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, is now head of WWE Creative. This news was greeted favorably by the USA Network (home of Monday Night Raw) with reports saying the network called the change “exciting.”
Triple H has wasted no time putting his stamp on WWE programming. This past Monday, the long-awaited Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament started after months of the titles being vacated by Sasha Banks and Naomi.
There have been other small changes as well, but I will call them improvements instead. Matches have been longer, storylines now play out over an entire show and sometimes spill into the next week, and he has put some of the best wrestlers on TV. Also, word usage has changed, the wrestlers and announcers are now allowed to say “wrestler” instead of “sports entertainer,” and “hospital” instead of “local medical facility,” which was always kind of weird, being that wrestling comes before entertainment in the WWE abbreviation.
Now that Triple H is running things, can we see former stars return to WWE? This past Friday on SmackDown, we saw the return of Karrion Kross & Scarlett. The women’s division has also seen new faces, with the return of Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY. It’s about time they make good with Sasha and Naomi as well…
Free agents that HHH should bring back should include Bray Wyatt and Johnny Gargano. The elephant in the room right now though, is MJF and his status with AEW. Keep an eye on WWE trying to sign him in the near future.
3 Wrestlers that should get a push from Triple H
- Montez Ford – As one-half of the Street Profits, he has put on muscle and has been fantastic in singles matches. Ford has great presence on the mic to go along with his in-ring skills, and has a dynamic finisher (From the Heavens Frogsplash). By now it’s common knowledge that Paul Heyman had a conversation with Vince McMahon about Ford being the next top superstar in the company.
- Asuka – The former Raw & SmackDown Women’s Champion was rarely used by Vince McMahon. Under Triple H, she was undefeated in NXT and was allowed to showcase her second to none in-ring skills. Though limited on the mic, Triple H will find a way to work around that and make her a focal point of the women’s division, where she should have been all along.
- Tommaso Ciampa – Triple H built NXT around the Blackheart and made him a long-term champion. The same could now happen on Raw… Ciampa was called up to the main roster long enough for a cup of coffee, but returned to NXT to regain the title. Ciampa is a good worker and a crafty veteran that can be a great U.S. or Intercontinental title holder. He may now reap the benefits of new creative views.
Change isn’t always good, but in the case of Triple H replacing Vince McMahon as the head of WWE Creative, fans should be excited. The Triple H Era is finally here…
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