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Triple H likely to hand WWE titles to full-time stars and move away from part-time champions

Since Vince McMahon left WWE, the company has grown under the leadership of Triple H.

Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, made some significant changes that won universal praise for the company’s leadership.

Reports have recently surfaced of his plans to shake things up again, especially when it comes to part-time wrestlers.

WWE and part-timers in the past

For some time now, part-time talent has dominated the WWE Championship scene, including Brock Lesnar, Goldberg and Roman Reigns.

It’s become common practice in WWE to bring back a former superstar in massive pops and win gold.

Despite the growing nostalgia, many returning superstars don’t have as much gas in their tanks as they once did, leading many to opt for a part-time arrangement in their contracts.

Most part-timers often only return to major events to defend or challenge their title.

Stars like Lesnar sometimes stopped at house shows, but usually chose to promote rather than perform.

Triple H and part-timers

During Ric Flair’s To Be the Man podcast, the former champion shared that he thinks Triple H will take WWE in a new direction with a champion who can work full time.

“I don’t think he’s crazy about the part-time performers, especially in a title role, the title picture,” said the Nature Boy.

“This is just me taking a guess, I think he’s going to work towards having people who are champions working more dates. That would be my guess.”

Flair also delved into his former Evolution teammate’s point of view on the company, adding:

“He looks at the big picture totally different than other people do, than other people have.”

“As he knows… he worked every day until the day he got more involved in the office,” Flair continued. “Especially in a title role, the title picture – this is just me taking a guess.”

Changes in WWE

When Triple H took the creatives under his wing, the previously released WWE superstars returned to the company.

Names like Karrion Kross, Dakota Kai, IO Sky, Dexter Lumis and Johnny Gargano are back, having previously worked with Triple H on NXT.

Together with his wife and co-CEO Stephanie McMahon and co-CEO Nick Khan, they have added more positive energy behind the scenes and the staff are more enthusiastic about the program.


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