WWE Legend Triple H Reveals It Takes To Be A Top Star in WWE

Published 02/17/2021, 9:41 AM EST


Many aspiring wrestlers dream of being the face of WWE. After innumerable turmoils, one reaches the top-tier of wrestling. Recently, NXT executive producer and a legend himself, Triple H weighed in on what it takes to make it to the top.

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Following NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, Triple H participated in a media call. The question of new talent signings and their grooming came to him, and ‘The Game‘ had a lot to say.
As the top company in the business, WWE is very careful about its talents and representation. The talent has to go through a lot to make it to the top. According to Triple H, while the company gives out opportunities, it all depends on the performer.

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I say this to everybody when they walk in the door, for the most part, we’re going to give you bits and pieces of opportunity. Where that opportunity goes depends on how the opportunity is taken advantage of.
“So it truly depends on the performer. When they get in here, we begin to work with them; we see where they are. We start to do little things and bits and pieces with them in training and how they react to those things and how they are coached. Every bit of it lends to where they end up and how quickly they get used or not used.”
He then referred to this year’s NXT Men’s Dusty Rhodes Classic Tag Team Tournament winners, MSK. Triple H called them “sponges” as they make the best out of every opportunity given.
MSK consists of Wes Lee and Nash Carter, who was already famed in the indie circuit as well as Impact wrestling. Although this tag team was easy to push, many are not that easy to work with.

Triple H explains why novice wrestlers are better at work

While people with years of experience already know how the company works, many remain oblivious to the production. The 14-time world champion explains how he worked with difficult, yet experienced talents from other promotions.
There are times when I’ve worked with talent that have come from other places, and I’ve seen them on TV for years,” said Triple H. However, they never knew what goes on behind the scenes and have to be taught again.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
In contrast to that, when a talent comes in with zero experience, it is easier to mold them into WWE’s requirements. “Sometimes it’s easier to have a blank slate than it is somebody that’s been doing it a certain way for ten years,” ‘the Gamesaid.

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In conclusion, it all comes down to how quickly a talent picks up new opportunities and how fast they learn the nooks and crannies of WWE production. Every top guy in history, including Triple H, was once a rookie. They became legends as they absorbed and changed with the product.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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