Triple H comments on Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff.
When Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff were named executive directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively, some were wondering why Triple H was not put in their position. There was a report floating around, which was quickly debunked, that Triple H turned down the role of executive director of SmackDown. On today's NXT media call, Triple H put the rumors to bed.
"The way it's laid out, their scope of what they're doing is very specific to those shows. While I'm still at those shows, there are many weeks where, due to my schedule and other commitments, I can't be at every single Raw or SmackDown," said Triple H "The scope of the things that I do are way beyond that with live events and creative. In my role, creative encompasses a lot different things. It's not main roster creative, it's shirts and billboards and where everything else goes in the world. It's all the creative stuff where it's the things you don't see; they just sort of appear. And everything with talent. As our company continues to grow and our talent roster continues to grow, and talent development continues to grow and as we expand to our global localization overseas and everything else, there's only so many hours in a day. Even though the WWE and Vince are working very hard on creating an eighth day and extra hours so we can get more accomplished, there are only so many hours in a day. I already see the positive and the changes [under Heyman and Bischoff]. As this whole thing continues to grow, a lot of it comes down to organizational processes. To have somebody to spearhead the process is very helpful and smart. I'm thrilled it's those guys and I think they're gonna knock it out of the park. I'm excited to work with both of them. Heyman, I've worked with for a while. Bischoff, it's been a while, but this is the first time I've worked with him in this manner. So far, it's an exciting process. I already see positives from it. It's great."
With WWE moving Heyman and Bischoff into greater roles on Raw and SmackDown, fans have begun to wonder if that means Vince's time in the company is coming to an end. Vince himself said he can "no longer be in weeds" every week. But Triple H doesn't want fans writing Vince's eulogy just yet.
"There is no heir apparent. Anybody that thinks Vince is stepping away -- he'll probably outlive all of us. His mom is still in her late 90s and running around. He's got the gene. There are succession plans to everything. Those succession plans change on the regular because this company changes on the regular. We're constantly looking for people who can step up and take things off your plate so you can advance to something different as well."
You can listen to the entire NXT media call with Triple H by clicking here.