Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative for WWE, Paul “Triple H” Levesque addressed several questions during the NXT TakeOver: Phoenix conference call on Wednesday.
Triple H was asked about All Elite Wrestling – the new major promotion that has already made shockwaves in the professional wrestling business and is currently being considered as WWE’s biggest rival since the death of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 2001.
On All Elite Wrestling:
“Clearly something we’ll keep an eye on. We’ll do what’s right for us, our fanbase…we’ll continue to monitor everything. When you’re a content provider, we compete against everything. We’ll continue to do what’s best for business for WWE.”
The 14-time World Champion reunited with the returning Shawn Michaels as DX to defeat The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) at WWE Crown Jewel. During the match, Triple H suffered a serious injury for which he had to undergo surgery.
As it turns out, the COO has received medical clearance and will soon begin training.
On being medically cleared:
“I just got cleared to start training. With anyone that’s had a serious injury the difference between rehabbing for a couple hours a day and actually training is like the difference of trying to get better and actually better yourself so I just got clearance to start training, so I’m excited and as I sit here right now I’m extremely sore which was one week ago I got the clearance so the training has already been stepped up, but feeling good, you know?”
The Game also talked about Lars Sullivan who was (and is still) supposed to debut at Royal Rumble.
On Lars Sullivan:
“There’s a lot of speculation and stories about everybody at all times.”
“Lars is in a good place and nothing has really changed. We’re moving forward and you’ll know when you see it.”
Triple H’s clearance is good news for fans, especially those who had given up hopes of his rumored WrestleMania match this year. Per the rumors, Batista will square off against The Cerebral Assassin at WrestleMania 35.