Triple H Altered Vince McMahon’s Plans With SummerSlam Decision

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Triple H might be relatively new as the head of creative in WWE but he has seemingly already started overruling some of Vince McMahon’s decisions with one major SummerSlam change.

The wrestling world is still reeling from the announcement that Vince McMahon has finally retired after 40 years of running WWE. While Nick Khan and Stephanie McMahon share his old CEO role, Triple H [Paul Levesque] has replaced McMahon as the company’s head of creative.

At SummerSlam, some of Triple H’s new direction was already on display – possibly not more than when the previously released Dakota Kai made her return to the company alongside Bayley and the renamed Iyo Sky – previously Io Shirai.

When that trio faced down Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, The EST of WWE found an unlikely ally in the woman she had just defeated on the show, Becky Lynch. Lynch stood with Belair to face down Bayley’s new group and it seems that the Irish star has returned to being a face after embracing her villainous side over the past year.

Wade Keller reported on a show that the decision to turn Becky Lynch was not one that was planned when Vince McMahon was still in control:

“I can now confirm Becky was not gonna turn if Vince McMahon was still in control. That was a Paul Levesque call. I just got confirmation on that. She would have been a heel as we’re talking right now if McMahon was still running things. So, one big change early on there.”