A report published by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful cites several anonymous talents from inside WWE, who "unanimously" expressed surprise and shock at the news. Any internal discussions about the forthcoming moves had apparently been kept under heavy wraps.
Sapp's report notes several wrestlers who were confused as to why Triple H wasn't put into one of the roles, given his heralded work as senior producer of NXT.
Another response came from a wrestler expressing pessimism at the moves, saying, "Vince is still in charge, so that's all you really need to know." Another countered by saying it couldn't be any worse than how things had been lately.
The initial report noted that both men, despite being showrunners, will still report directly to Vince McMahon, who maintains final say.