As Vince McMahon gets older and Triple H gains more and more power backstage, I believe WWE has a bright future. Triple H is the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events. Along with his wife and Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon, Triple H has a vision for the future of WWE as evident by reports regarding certain superstars and divisions within WWE.
More Tag Teams, Less Divas
“The Wrestling Observer Reporter is reporting those close to Triple H feel as he gains more power in the company—expect more tag team wrestling and less female wrestling.
Reportedly, Triple H has never been high on women’s wrestling. He feels a solid tag team division is very valuable.
While there have been females added to WWE’s developmental as of late, many are expecting Triple H to focus on having a few solid workers in the Divas division and keeping the attention on them.
The days of signing female talents from modeling agencies and magazines are said to be gone. This is something that took place under the reign of John Laurinaitis in charge of the talent and Triple H is determined to move as far away from that as possible.”
Both the tag team and divas divisions are areas that all fans agree are in need of help. It is good to see that Triple H has ideas for both. In addition, more emphasis on the tag teams than the divas should improve WWE. Many stars started in tag teams like Shawn Michaels (The Rockers), Bret Hart (Hart Foundation), Stone Cold Steve Austin (Hollywood Blondes) and others. I also think that the direction Triple H sees with the divas is a good one. WWE should focus on the best women wrestlers for a small divas division and allow the others to become valets.
Triple H’s Big Project
Another report regarding Triple H’s views on the future of WWE deals with a particular superstar that Triple H sees as part of the future. PWInsider.com has reported “regarding the current push of Damien Sandow, it’s said that he’s considered to be Triple H’s big project right now.” While many people may look at Triple H favoring certain superstars as unfair, I see it as a positive. WWE needs to start building their younger superstars. Damien Sandow is one of my favorites due to his incredible mic skills, great ring work and developing character. Am I the only one who has noticed Sandow is the new Hunter Hearst Helmsley? Perhaps Triple H played a part in creating Sandow’s character as well.
Triple H’s Workout Friend
The final report regarding Triple H’s vision for the future of WWE deals with a particular superstar who travels and works out with the King of Kings. LordsofPain.net reported the following in February:
“Chris Jericho was pegged to win this year’s 30-Man Royal Rumble Match, but Triple H, who has gained even more influence behind the scenes, called for Sheamus to be the decided winner. The final decision was made last week.
The two have been friends since the Irish grappler’s promotion to the main roster in the summer of 2009 as the two work out together on the road. In an interview with Power Slam, he singled out the Celtic Warrior as a wrestler with potential.
Triple H said, “The closest to me is probably Sheamus, because we always train together on the road. But I try to watch all the young guys’ matches and give them advice, if they want to hear it. If they take advice to heart and really want to improve, then I’m wanting to help. As for seeing some of myself in someone? That’s tough. Sheamus just the other day showed up at a show he didn’t have to be at. He does whatever he’s asked to do without complaining, he goes to every show and is always wanting to work: he does it all, goes above and beyond. That’s what I was like.”
Is Sheamus’ success in WWE also the result of favoritism by Triple H? Maybe partially, but the fans certainly play a part as well. Sheamus would not be one of, if not the only, face of SmackDown without the fans getting behind him. Triple H is acting as a mentor to Sheamus. Batista and Randy Orton benefited greatly from Triple H (and Ric Flair) in the Evolution group. Sheamus has learned from Triple H already and I have the feeling he will continue to improve.
In conclusion, there have been many critics of Triple H’s backstage decision, but I believe the future is bright for WWE. Despite his signing of Sin Cara, which I still don’t think has worked out, Triple H’s vision will steer WWE into success. An improved tag team division, less emphasis on divas and personal mentoring of younger superstars will help the overall product greatly.
Seth Guttenplan is the writer and editor of GuTTWrenchPowerBlog, a brand new WWE blog. Seth also writes for WrestlingRambles.com and WrestleEnigma.com. When Seth is not writing about wrestling, he is a Special Education teacher in New Jersey. To read more from Seth, follow him on twitter ( @sethgutt ) and visit http://guttwrenchpowerblog.com
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