Since Vince McMahon retired from WWE, Triple H (real name Paul Levesque) has taken over as Chief Creative Officer and Chief Content Officer of the company. He has now given his thoughts on how boxing and MMA could benefit from more showmanship.
Fans praised The Game’s reservation of the product. He made many grassroots moves – like restoring stars like Tomasso Ciampa and Austin Theory to their full names and bringing in big names like Johnny Gargano, Braun Strowman, Dexter Lumis and Karrion Kross.
Another decision made by the current regime is to rebrand NXT, bringing it back to the black and gold days of the brand. All of these changes have also resulted in an increase in viewership and key demographics.
WWE and Logan Paul recently held a press conference where it was announced that Paul would challenge Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel on November 5. During the event, Triple H was asked how he would improve upon today’s boxing and MMA products, to which he said:
“It’s not for me to decide, but if I had to do it, put more show on it. There are times I go – I’m a huge boxing and MMA fan, and there are times I go to events, and it’s amazing to watch on TV, but when you’re sitting in the arena, so maybe it’s not the event you’d like it to be from start to finish,” he said. “But for me to do a little more a show, making it a bit more of an event, that entertains you from start to finish – because I’ll tell you right now, everything is entertainment.” [h/t Thirsty for News]
Taking inspiration from boxing and MMA, WWE held press conferences under Triple H
Triple H not only gives boxing and MMA advice, but also takes things from those sports. WWE held press conferences under new management, which was rare in the past.
After Clash at Cardiff Castle, Wales, on September 3, the British press was able to ask questions to several superstars. Another press conference took place last Sunday where it was announced that Logan Paul will face Roman Reigns in Saudi Arabia.
You should know that press conferences are not new in professional wrestling. WWE itself tried to hold such events in the 80s and 90s. AEW is also known for its post-pay-per-view press events.
The changes made to WWE’s product by Triple H have been a breath of fresh air for the company. Whether he can keep up the momentum remains to be seen
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