Triple H, WWE Eyeing 20-Time Champion for Contract
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Earlier this year, rumors suggested that Triple H and other WWE executives were keen on signing Tama Tonga, the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) superstar. As an integral member of the iconic Bullet Club, the 40-year-old Tonga has made a significant mark on the professional wrestling scene in Japan over the past decade.
Renowned wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer recently provided updates on the situation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He hinted that discussions regarding Tonga's move to WWE had been ongoing for quite a while, stirring the buzz around this potential acquisition.
If Tonga does decide to join WWE, he'll find himself amongst several former allies, including the likes of Finn Balor, AJ Styles, and Cody Rhodes. This could not only streamline his transition but also introduce interesting storylines and feuds.
Since his appointment as the head of creative in July 2022, Triple H, also known as The King of Kings, has shown a knack for reviving the careers of wrestlers who were previously released. One such case is Chelsea Green, who surprised fans with her comeback at the 2023 Royal Rumble.
Triple H Facilitates Green's Return
In a recent interview on the Out of Character podcast, Green detailed her interaction with Triple H that led to her return. She recalls texting him expressing her desire to return and being pleasantly surprised by his positive response.
In her own words, "He said on that phone call, ‘I absolutely would love to have you back. Just tell me when’s a good time for you to start." Green further elaborated on the importance of advocating for oneself, encouraging others not to feel embarrassed about asking for what they want.
She added, "I have asked to work for WWE probably 100 times, and I am not embarrassed about that one bit." Green's case is not isolated. Since Triple H took over, many superstars like Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Dakota Kai, and Karrion Kross have also returned to WWE, thereby hinting at the company's new approach to talent management and roster building.