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

Ric Flair feels Triple H to pick full-time stars as WWE Champions over part-timers
Ric Flair feels Triple H to pick full-time stars as WWE Champions over part-timers

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Ever since Vince McMahon stepped down from the WWE, the company has been gaining momentum under the leadership of Triple H.

Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, has been making significant changes that have earned universal praise for the company’s direction.

Recently, reports have emerged of his plans to shake things up again, particularly focusing on the part-time wrestlers.

WWE & part-timers in the past

For some time, the championship scene in WWE has been dominated by part-time talents, including Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, and Roman Reigns.

It has become a common practice in the WWE to have an old superstar return to massive pops and taking home the gold.

Despite the surge of nostalgia, many of the returning superstars don’t have as much gas in their tanks as they used to, which is why many of them opt to have a part-time stipulation in their contracts.

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

Stars like Lesnar sometimes dropped in on house shows, but usually opted to deliver promos instead of performing.

Triple H & part-timers

During Ric Flair’s To Be the Man podcast, the former champion shared that he believes Triple H would steer the WWE to 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 elaborated on his former Evolution teammate’s perspective of the business, 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 the WWE

When Triple H took charge of the creatives, WWE superstars that were formerly released found their way back into the company.

Names like Karrion Kross, Dakota Kai, IO Sky, Dexter Lumis, and Johnny Gargano came back, having previously worked under Triple H in NXT.

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


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