Vince McMahon no longer being a part of WWE’s creative process has led one AEW wrestler to call it a “win” for WWE.
Over the last couple of weeks, it has been reported that Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel made the decision to support Paul “Triple H” Levesque, the WWE Chief Content Officer, as the head of the company’s creative team for Raw & Smackdown while removing the power of editing from Vince McMahon.
Triple H took over the creative team in July 2022 when Vince McMahon retired. In January, Vince was back and over the course of this year, there were plenty of reports about Vince editing things on shows that Triple H and the writing team had already booked. However, Emanuel made the call to give Triple H more power while Vince backed away.
It was reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer that many within WWE would consider Vince’s removal as “more of a good thing than a bad thing.”
AEW’s Matt Hardy thinks that Vince McMahon’s removal from the creative team is a “win” for WWE
Matt Hardy worked for WWE for a very long time from 1998 to 2010 and again from 2017 to 2020. It’s fair to assume that Matt and his brother Jeff Hardy will be WWE Hall of Famers in the future as one of the greatest WWE tag teams ever – The Hardy Boyz. After his WWE run ended, he signed with AEW in 2020.
During a recent episode of his Xtreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt spoke about why he thinks Triple H running the WWE creative team is a good thing.
“At the end of the day, I think it’s a positive and a win for WWE. Vince, you can’t deny his contributions to sports entertainment, professional wrestling, and WWE. He is the greatest promoter of all time, that’s going to go on his tombstone as of right now. Times change.”
“It was time to move on and have someone younger, more forward-thinking, someone who has their finger a little more on the pulse of pop culture and wrestling fans. Paul Levesque [Triple H] was the guy to go with. I think it’s a positive thing for WWE.”