Some huge changes were made to the corporate side of WWE on January 30th when Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson were released from the company. It turns out that Barrios and Wilson’s departure weren’t the only changes made however, as Paul “Triple H” Levesque was promoted to WWE Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development. Triple H was given the promotion last month, but the change was just confirmed with a press release this week.
“Paul “Triple H” Levesque has served as our Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development since February 2020, and prior thereto was Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative since August 2011. In his current role, he oversees the Company’s Talent Relations and Talent Development departments. Additionally, Mr. Levesque plays an integral role in the Company’s creative process, helping shape the creative direction and storylines of WWE’s programming. Mr. Levesque is revolutionizing the business with his global recruiting strategy and developmental training processes. In order to create a platform for future success, he established the Company’s state of the art training facility, the WWE Performance Center, which paved the way for the WWE’s third global brand, NXT.
Mr. Levesque debuted as a WWE Superstar, “Triple H”, in 1995 and has held the WWE Heavyweight Championship title 14 times. He has captured every major championship, headlined thousands of WWE events, and entertained millions around the world. Mr. Levesque is married to Stephanie McMahon and together they established Connor’s Cure. Mr. Levesque is the son-in-law of Vincent McMahon.”
If you were hoping to shake Triple H’s hand and congratulate him on his promotion, then you better think again. WWE has issued a strict no-touching rule at all meet and greets due to fears of the Coronavirus according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.
— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) March 7, 2020
Both Sasha Banks and Braun Strowman did meet and greets this past weekend, with Banks choosing to wear gloves (as you can see above) and Strowman only giving fist bumps. The Undertaker also did a meet and greet, with it being specifically specified at the event that there would be no touching allowed.
Strowman took it even one step further to try to help combat the Coronavirus. Strowman tweeted out a PSA video today changing his catchphrase from “get these hands” to “wash these hands”.
Let’s all take care of each other by taking proper precautions. Practice good hygiene …and WASH THESE HANDS!!!! pic.twitter.com/E00Jr0JhmK
— Adam Scherr (@Adamscherr99) March 10, 2020
Matt’s Musings: Congratulations to Triple H on his new promotion. Also, Wash Your Hands!