Triple H Claims Vince McMahon Turned Wrestling From A "Tiny Little Thing Happening In Bars" Into A Global Sensation
Triple H on Vince McMahon's legacy
Speaking about replacing his father-in-law Vince McMahon in WWE on Logan Paul's Impaulsive podcast, Triple H claimed that McMahon took "this tiny, little thing happening in bars" and turned it into a "global sensation."
"I'll say this about Vince, massive shoes that I couldn't even dream of beginning to think I could fill. The gap there in this moment is massive but the opportunity to take it in a direction that it's never gone before is massive. I'm thrilled for that opportunity. We have an unbelievable team. It's never going to be one person, one person can't even begin to fill his shoes, it's going to take an entire team of people to jump in those shoes because without him, there's none of this," Triple H said.
"The vision to take this tiny, little thing happening in bars to this big global sensation like nothing else. WrestleMania is one of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet."
While Vince McMahon did turn WWE into a global organisation after buying the company from his father in 1982, helping to transform professional wrestling in the United States from a territory system through pay-per-view and TV, the idea that pro wrestling was a "tiny little thing happening in bars" is factually untrue even within WWE. Bruno Sammartino famously sold out Madison Square Garden 187 times during his run at the top of WWE before Vince McMahon took over and major non-WWE shows before 1982 included the numerous Superdome Extravaganza events and multiple Comiskey Park shows.
WWE has underwent major changes in recent weeks following Vince McMahon's retirement. Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are Co-CEOs while Triple H is the new head of creative.
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