“There’s So Much Paranoia Backstage”- WWE sees a Huge Change in Attitude as Triple H Comes Back to Raw

Published 12/02/2020, 11:35 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Triple H attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


WWE COO Triple H has been making sporadic appearances on both Raw and SmackDown. The man who runs NXT was running WWE Raw this week, instead of Bruce Prichard. According to PWInsider, Triple H’s presence on Raw was a breath of fresh air.

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WWE talent frustrated with Bruce Prichard

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Wrestlingnews.co reached out to a member of WWE personnel, in order to find out the change in the environment around Triple H.

They said, “Hunter takes time to talk to everyone and calm people down because there is so much paranoia backstage. It’s not the same feeling with Bruce.”

WWE superstars have expressed their frustrations with Bruce Prichard. The former Brother Love has been running Monday Night Raw since Paul Heyman was ejected from the role of Executive Director.

Heyman and Vince McMahon are in charge of the creative team that is in particular are frustrated with Bruce.

A lack of TV time has been noted as the main cause of frustration. The Raw roster is deeply stacked with some incredibly talented wrestlers.

However, only a select few get the opportunity to make it onto television. In times like these, if you aren’t on TV, your relevancy declines by a lot.

Case in point, Big E. The big man has not been given any concrete direction after his win over Sheamus, and his popularity has declined quite a bit.

A similar trajectory was noticed with the likes of Aleister Black, Chad Gable, Lars Sullivan, and even the evergreen Daniel Bryan.

Is Triple H the savior of WWE Raw?

Triple H will eventually take over Monday Night Raw. He might even take over the WWE. Predicting Vince McMahon’s death is a morbid thought. However, the only way someone could pry the gorilla position from Vince would be over his cold, dead body.

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If The Game were to run Raw and SmackDown like NXT, things could look positive for the main roster. In spite of having a stacked roster, NXT has managed to showcase every superstar on the brand in a consistent manner.

From the likes of Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano to the smaller names like Indi Hartwell or Kacy Catanzaro, each and every superstar is given a sufficient spotlight.

It is also important to note that NXT is in the middle of a rating war with AEW Dynamite. This ensures quality pro-wrestling from Hunter’s boys and girls, in an attempt to outperform Tony Khan and the Elite.

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If Raw were to be run with the same perspective, and by the 14-time World Champion, maybe things could change for the better.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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