CJ Perry On WWE's New Regime: It's Exciting, Triple H is A Genius

CJ Perry calls Triple H a genius and says the new WWE regime is a great shift.

Perry, formerly known as Lana, spent several years with WWE; she signed with the company in 2013, and she was subsequently featured on WWE TV over the next several years. She memorably managed Rusev, and she was also an active in-ring competitor in the later stages of her run. WWE released Perry in a wave of cuts in June 2021. Just over a year later, former chairman and CEO Vince McMahon retired, and Triple H became the head of WWE creative. Since then, fans have seen a number of changes to the product, and several former Superstars have returned to the company, including Bray Wyatt.

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In an interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Perry was asked to share her thoughts on the new WWE regime in the aftermath of McMahon's retirement. In response, she spoke highly of Triple H and described how he helped her as she created the Ravishing Russian character. She stated that he's a gifted storyteller, and it's exciting to see him leading the way with WWE creative.

"I think Triple H is a genius. He hired me. He was at my tryouts in the beginning of 2013. He paired me with Miro. He guided me so much in the approach of creating, essentially, the character of the Ravishing Russian with the suit, the hair. He was really hands on with that, very hands on with Miro and I. So I will always be grateful for that because people still talk about the tank, still talk about the Ravishing Russia and her accent and her look. So I’m forever grateful for that. I think he’s brilliant. I think he is a genius storyteller and he understands how to entertain. To give it all. To give what the hardcore fans want to really see, but also what the commercial fans what to see. The great matches, but also the relationship stories and the entertainment. So it’s really cool. It’s really cool to see a lot of his projects and things he was hands on come to WWE now. I think it’s a great shift. It’s exciting. It’s an exciting time for wrestling," Perry said.

Triple H recently described how, with WWE's creative direction, the team is looking further ahead than ever before. Check out his comments here.

In the same interview, Perry discussed her experience on The Surreal Life. Click here to see what she had to say.

Catch up with all things CJ Perry at her website CJPerry.com. You can see her on The Surreal Life every Monday on VH1.

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