Triple H is heavily involved in the WWE programming writing process and has complete creative control over the character of his TV 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.
During a new interview with Sports Illustrated, The Game talked about Sasha Banks. "If there is [anyone operating on a higher level], it’s a very short list, and that’s a list that also includes Bayley. They’re on fire right now," he opened up.
Triple H on Sasha Banks
Continuing, he added, "Sasha-Io, that’s a match people say was a four-day build, but it was built much earlier than that. You just couldn’t promote it until we did. Sasha Banks and Bayley, having them on the show is awesome.
We have this collegiate-type pride where people want to come back to NXT. People carry that pride, and almost everyone that leaves calls me up and says, ‘Hey, I’d love to find a way to do something.’ Sasha and Bayley blow up my phone with ideas, and you can see the spark in their eye when they walk back in.
It’s so much fun" - Triple H explained. On NXT running Great American Bash opposite AEW Fyter Fest, he added: “It absolutely is part of healthy of competition. Anyone that thinks it isn’t, to a degree, is being naive to the situation.
You saw that back in the day when the Clash of Champions was counter-programming [to WrestleMania IV ]. At the same point, it can’t drive your booking decisions. Obviously there are counter-programming decisions, but I can tell you exactly how this came about.
Almost all of these storylines were headed where they are now. There was a gap, timing-wise, between In Your House and what will become the SummerSlam TakeOver, and you need a halfway point and a build. This is that halfway point.
So it doesn’t change our decision-making process. I don’t counter-book, I book what’s right for NXT. So much of this business comes down to guts and feel. There are a lot of people I trust, like Shawn [Michaels], that have experience and a feel for this.
When it’s time for a change, you can feel that momentum. There is no math behind it or science to it. The best in our business, they know that feel."