Road Dogg talks about the philosophical differences between Triple H and Vince McMahon.
Now that Vince McMahon has retired, Triple H is in charge of WWE creative. Fans have already begun seeing changes to WWE programming including the return of several Superstars that were released in 2021. One superstar that was not released but elected not to renew his contract is Johnny Gargano. Currently a free agent, Johnny has a great relationship with Triple H. Road Dogg is someone who worked with Johnny and Triple H in NXT, and is now talking about the likelihood that Johnny could return to WWE.
Speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, Road Dogg said that it's no secret what Vince McMahon looked for in a performer and someone like Johnny Gargano would have never had a chance to be on a McMahon-led program.
“Vince, and everybody kind of knows, had an idea of what his wrestler looked like and it was Hulk Hogan, it was The Rock, it was Stone Cold. It was big, brawny, attractive, or hideous, whatever it is, but a bigger guy. Hunter is more of a wrestlers’ guy, a wrestling guy. He likes people that can wrestle really well. Look, Johnny Gargano would never be on Vince’s show, but there's a good chance he's on Hunter's show, because he's really good at wrestling.
“I don't think [Vince McMahon and Triple H] see things that differently, I just think they see things — one was a promoter and then became the owner of a company and then one was just a top guy Talent who learned from the school of hard knocks by being a top guy and working under Vince as to how to make business decisions and some life decisions, too, I would imagine. so, I think they both have very similar leadership strategies and we'll get into that a little later but as far as talent, look, Vince likes a bigger guy and Hunter likes a better wrestler.”
In the few weeks that he has been in control, Triple H has put an emphasis on wrestling, giving names like Mustafa Ali, Chad Gable, and Tommaso Ciampa, the chance to compete on Monday Night Raw while also kick-starting the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament.
Elsewhere in this podcast, Road Dogg spoke about Vince McMahon’s affinity for banning certain terms. Read more here.
Currently, Johnny Gargano is enjoying some time at home and fatherhood. Johnny recently spoke about his future the ring Starrcast V. Learn more here.
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