Triple H Says NXT Has Reignited Shawn Michaels' Passion For Wrestling

Twenty years ago, Triple H started to make the transition to where he is today in WWE.

When speaking to Sports Illustrated recently, WWE exec Paul "Triple H" Levesque remembered the first time he was asked to help agent a match for a fellow wrestler. Twenty years later, the perennial WrestleMania headliner would be one of the top figures in the company.

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“Vince came to me and asked, ‘Would you mind being the agent for a match tonight?’” Triple H said. “I still remember how fun it was to help somebody else put something together and see it come to be. I became more and more involved in that, and I got excitement in being part of the behind-the-scenes aspects. It brought me a level of adrenaline and excitement to see it take place."

Expanding on his role, Triple H says that his former D-Generation X cohort in Shawn Michaels was also inspired by his new job helping out younger talent. 

“Shawn Michaels and I talk about it all the time now. Shawn wasn’t a part of this business for a long time, and then he came to the Performance Center and it lit a fire under him to see all the young talent. The more he started being around, the more invigorated he became. That re-lit his passion for the business. It’s almost that same level of energy and excitement to help someone put it together and then see their success. There is something about going out in front of 80,000 people at WrestleMania, and you can never duplicate that kind of energy, but it’s not far off. I love what I’m doing right now. When you see someone who only has this glimmer of a dream, and you watch as that evolves to a debut match and then first appearance on TV, that is also a special feeling and hard to otherwise replicate," said Triple H.

You can see the full interview with Triple H at this link.

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