Triple H wears many hats in his professional life, all of them with a WWE logo attached. He's an on screen talent who also has his own office in Stamford, where he oversees the developmental side of the business. He's also a key cog in the talent relations wheel, and he's become exceedingly good at that job.
A story from the most recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required but recommended) illustrates that point:
It's been noted to us what an impossible position Paul Levesque has been put in when it comes to talent relations, because Vince McMahon is still the guy making all the final calls, and he changes his mind frequently. It's become a big frustration of talent that they are told a certain direction by Levesque, and then Levesque is put in the position of having to get with the talent again and explain that what he told them before isn't happening. Either he's really good, or he's in a bad position, because talent for the most part sees him as one of them and that he's frustrated from above when things change.
Although he's the boss, Triple H is still just one of the boys.
There's another takeaway from this: How will things operate when Vince McMahon -- and his fickle nature -- is gone? How much different will the WWE look, both inside and out, when scripts aren't being changed at the last minute and the talent aren't feeling the frustration of creative changes made on a whim?
Assuming, of course, that that's what happens.
Your thoughts, Cagesiders?