Triple H is heavily involved in the WWE programming writing process and has complete creative control over the character of his television storylines, record wins/defeats and titled realms. He has won twenty-four titles in the WWE and is a fourteen-time world champion, having won the WWF/E Championship nine times and the World Heavyweight Championship five times.
He was the first World Heavyweight Champion, having received the title in September 2002, he won the King of the Ring (1997), the Royal Rumble (2002 and 2016) and was the second Grand Slam Championship winner. Outside of wrestling, he has made numerous film and television appearances.
Triple H on the pandemic-era shows
During a long interview with CBS Sports, Triple H talked about the pandemic-era shows. “Look, I’m very proud of the product we’ve continued to put out. The one thing with NXT, we sort of had to drift along on the tail of Raw and SmackDown, so as things were moving, we were kind of the last in the movement.
A lot of times we were kind of scrambling to pick up the chains last and move with it. That was difficult to do. I think talent has done a remarkable job. I read a quote the other day where a talent said everybody hates doing these empty-arena shows.
Of course, they do. No one wants to wrestle in an empty arena. No one wants to get COVID either. These empty-arena shows are what they are. We feel like it’s really important right now in the world for people to be entertained.
We’ve done everything we can from a safety standpoint and from following guidelines to continue putting on a product. It’s a different product and it’s hard for talent, especially in NXT where some of the talent is younger and newer.
I can’t even imagine if I’d only been in the business for a couple of years and I’m just starting to get used to having a lot of fans at the shows and now they take all the fans away and I’m expected to do the matches still and put 100% into everything else.
It’d be really hard. It’s a tough thing. Everything we’re taught to do is in reaction to where fans are going and being reactive to that. You guide them and be reactive to that. There’s nothing there now to guide you and react to.
It’s really tough. This isn’t going to last forever, and I’m just a big believer the talent will rise to the top, the cream will rise to the top. If we continue to put out great shows, people will continue to watch. That’s truly what I believe,” Triple H said.