Triple H has the support of a WWE Hall of Famer who used to make creative decisions for a wrestling company.
Over the past several days, there have been numerous reports about Endeavor’s CEO Ari Emanuel making the decision to give WWE’s Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque full control of the WWE creative process for the main roster shows Raw & Smackdown.
As a result of that decision by Emanuel, it also meant that WWE’s Executive Chairman Vince McMahon won’t have the power to change creative plans and storylines like he did in the past.
This news is seen as a positive by WWE fans who have enjoyed the product more over the last 15 months with Triple H at the helm. Business is strong with every Premium Live Event drawing huge crowds, nearly every TV taping selling out, the new Smackdown contract on USA Network being a 40% increase over the previous deal, and other indications that business is up.
One man who really likes the decision to give Triple H full power of the creative team is Eric Bischoff, who is a WWE Hall of Famer who used to be the WCW President. During his days running WCW, Bischoff had the final say on the storylines that the company ran. On his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff spoke about the WWE creative team news.
“Let’s start with Triple H being in charge of creative, which I think is absolutely fantastic news.”
“I was also there in 2019, and I was brought in to quote-unquote oversee the ‘SmackDown’ brand. And I, from day one, didn’t know who was on my writing team — it changed daily.”
Triple H running the creative team makes jobs easier for the staff
Bischoff would go on to praise Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel for making the decision regarding the creative team in WWE.
“If Ari Emanuel made the decision to make sure that everybody on that creative staff knows who their boss is, and what the expectations are most importantly, and that they can move forward with confidence in that knowledge, I think it’s a fantastic move and it’s far overdue.”