Despite having succeeded in the extraordinary feat of continuing the shows, WWE also suffered the repercussions of an unprecedented situation due to the pandemic. Over the past year and a half, numerous talents and insiders have been released behind the scenes.
Suffice it to say that in 2021 alone about thirty superstars were fired, including illustrious names such as Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and Mickie James. The era of the ThunderDome officially ended last week, as the Stamford-based federation obtained clearance to go 'on the road'
The Money in the Bank pay-per-view was staged in front of an excellent audience setting, in the hope that it would be the beginning of a gradual return to normality. Interviewed by Dan Gelston for the 'North State Journal', Triple H has also analyzed a rather delicate issue in recent times, namely that of television ratings.
"We must understand that there is never a single thing that upsets the cards on the table" - began Triple H.
Triple H and WWE are well aware that they've lost some fans
“A small move is not enough to change everything.
During the long period of the ThunderDome, we tried to revise the sets, to give more emphasis to the use of the spaces and to involve our fans more. Some experiments produced good results and others less, but it was necessary to give it a try” - added HHH.
The 14-time world champion had beautiful words for Roman Reigns: “Right now, there is no doubt that Roman is the biggest star in the industry. He honed his character in a really complicated situation due to the absence of fans.
Looking at him in recent months, I couldn't help but rethink how hard his journey has been and how much criticism he has had to collect. He now is performing on another level. He has reached the point where he no longer thinks about playing the character, but it is as if he had entered his skin”.
The resounding turn heel - coupled with the support of Paul Heyman - were the keys to Roman's rebirth. Triple H is right. Things as simple as new entrance stages and bringing back part-time talent isn't going to be enough to bring all the fans back to WWE.
While it might offer a temporary boost in ratings, it isn't a long-term solution. But if WWE makes a concentrated effort in order to grow their fanbase, they absolutely can. It will be interesting to see what Triple H and WWE can do in the weeks and months to come as it pertains to increasing the WWE Universe.