Report: Former WWE Talents Don't Think They Would Have Been Released Had Triple H Been In Power
An AEW talent also thinks they probably would have re-signed with WWE if Triple H had been head of creative
WWE may well have looked very different had Paul "Triple H" Levesque become head of creative and Executive Vice President of Talent Relations sooner.
Numerous former WWE talents that have been released by the company told Fightful Select they believe they would not have been released if Triple H had accrued this much power before July 2022. A couple of talents did admit they were not being used or progressing within the developmental system before they were cut, though.
Another former talent who left in 2016, meanwhile, believes they might have had the opportunity to come back to the company in the last six years had Triple H been in his current roles.
A former NXT wrestler that had options in WWE before they signed with another company also noted they had "an incredible sense of loyalty" to Levesque and "things could have been much different" if Triple H was in charge then. A talent that ended up joining AEW also said: "I'm glad that I went to AEW, but if I was graduating to a Triple H-led Smackdown or Raw, I probably would have re-signed with WWE before my deal was up." Those two talents were not confident about being creatively satisfied on a main roster led by Vince McMahon.
A current top free agent with several options at the moment also told Fightful that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's new roles greatly increases the likelihood of them opting to go back to WWE, while other free agents were hopeful their past relationships with Triple H might result in a conversation about a return at some point down the line.