Triple H Is A Genius According To Ex-WWE Star

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A former WWE superstar strongly believes in Triple H as the leader of the company.

Eric Young is an accomplished former TNA World Champion who spent the majority of his 20+ year pro wrestling career with TNA. However, he did have a WWE run for about four years from 2016 until he was released in April 2020.

While in WWE, Young was the leader of the Sanity group that had some success in NXT, and then had less of an impact on the main roster. Two years after his release, Young agreed to return to WWE in late 2022, but by the time 2023 came around, he asked for his release and it was granted.

It was reported at the time and later confirmed by Young that he didn’t go back to WWE because he didn’t want to work there while Vince McMahon worked there. Young liked working with and dealing with Triple H, who is now in charge of WWE as the Chief Content Officer while McMahon has been out of the company for good since late January of 2024. In April 2024, Young explained the situation.

“I actually never left my house (after agreeing to return to WWE in 2022). I mean, the whole story’s wild. Again, I had to sign an NDA. It is what it is and I talked to Hunter and he hired me back and wanted me back there and I was and another person came back and I won’t work for that person, I won’t be around that person.

I said that when I left there the first time when I got fired and I meant it and you know, for me, there was tons of professional reasons. But mostly, it’s a personal and moral decision. I don’t have to be there.”

Young returned to TNA in the summer of 2023 and remains a part of the promotion.

Why Does Eric Young Believe That Triple H Is A Genius?

There has been a working agreement between WWE and TNA over the past month. TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace has challenged for the NXT Women’s Title while NXT’s Tatum Paxley faced Grace in a TNA ring. During a WWE NXT battle royal on June 18th, TNA’s Frankie Kazarian and Joe Hendry were a part of the match.

While talking to Zack Heydorn of Brass Ring Media, Eric Young spoke about WWE working with TNA while specifically praising Triple H.

“I mean the biggest thing is Hunter is a genius. It’s the reason the WWE is as good as it is right now is because of him. It starts with him and ends with him. It’s obviously not one person. There’s a million super talented people pulling the rope, just like there is at AEW, just like there is in TNA, but the partnership, you know, it’s the tip of the iceberg right now, and there’s no telling where it could end up.”

“I got ideas that I’d like to see happen and wrestling fans are talking about it. And the truth is, the forbidden door, or the portal, or whatever you want to call it today, it’s a real thing, and the WWE has never been in that position. They’ve always been in a position to do it because they’re the big dog, and they have all the cards. They can do whatever they want and it’s not going to hurt their business, but they just have never done it.”

I think you know why, and I know why, and I think an average wrestling fan understands why that never was a thing, but it’s a completely different regime run by completely different people that get that it’s only good for pro wrestling, and in turn, good for the WWE.”

“(The partnership) is advantageous and what you’re doing is you’re growing your audience and it’s costing you nothing. It’s getting free advertising on another person’s show. People that WWE obviously want to keep, they still want to keep them busy. Them coming over and vice versa, people going up there and getting a taste of that machine and understanding how that machine works, and getting exposure from the WWE and the social media, it’s just advantageous for everybody. The fact that it’s taken this long to happen is criminal and stupid, is the truth.”

Young obviously praised Triple H with his words while also taking shots at former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as well.

H/T Fightful