After former long-time chairman Vince McMahon resigned, his replacement - and real life son in law - Triple H has already begun to start making changes in his new role.
Newly appointed WWE Creative Director Triple H has removed two words from Vince McMahon’s banned list after taking over the reins. The wrestling legend took over the role after former chairman McMahon - his father in law - resigned after spending 40 years at the helm.
In his new position, Triple H has already started making changes to the wrestling promotion, by lifting the ban on words previously blacklisted by the former chairman. The banned list is made up of words that fighters, commentators, and broadcasters are unable to say whilst events are being broadcasted.
Two of these words though - ‘wrestler’ and ‘wrestling’ - have now been given the green light after the creative director removed them from the list following his appointment.
Despite instantly undoing some of McMahon’s work, Triple H had plenty of praise for the former chairman, revealing that the 76-year-old has left a ‘massive’ gap to fill. Speaking on the Impaulsive Podcast, he said:
“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."
Continuing to praise Vince’s work as chairman, the former wrestler added:
“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."
Triple H was appearing on Logan Paul’s podcast, who himself has recently made the dive into WWE having previously fought as a boxer alongside his successful YouTube account. Discussing what it is like to work with celebrities in the promotion, the creative director added:
“I can tell you, over the years a million celebrities have come up to us and said, 'I want to be a WWE Superstar, I want to do it so bad."