Triple H was on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week to talk about WrestleMania and other wrestling related topics. Among other things, Helwani asked Triple H what he would do if he never met Stephanie McMahon. The blow struck by some Triple H fans is that he might not have been such a force in the wrestling world if he had never met and married Stéphanie. Triple H doesn’t feel that way and he says he was already doing backstage work before meeting her.
Hunter said, “It’s a fun thing because long before I met Steph, I had a very strong fascination behind the scenes of the company and that’s how I started working with Vince behind the scenes by participating in creative years a few years ago. the beginning of the Attitude era. I had never even met Steph at the time. He and I were working creatively when a group of writers left us and Vince was sort of doing everything solo. He kind of scarred me for helping him somehow and riffing ideas and bouncing them around, then I started to sit in production meetings and it became more and more my involvement. Even for things that had nothing to do with me, that I tended to prefer. I didn’t like to weigh too much on things that had to do with me because I felt it was wrong to do so and your vision may be distorted in there but weighing on other people’s things and weighing on other shows , I was still as fascinated by this side of the business. “
He said he was fascinated behind the scenes at the company, even during the days he was trained at Killer Kowalski’s school.
He added, “I would like to think that somehow I would do the exact same thing from behind the scenes. My relationship with Steph, I think it was the best thing that ever happened to me from the perspective of my wife and children and everything in between, so every aspect of my life would be different. But from a business point of view, I like to think that I would do the same because of the relationship I had with Vince and the creative relationship we had long before all of this. “
Hunter talked about how he and Steph complement each other because there are things she knows he is not good at and there are things that he could be better at than she is, so they work well together.
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