WWE's big boss man is always talking about people grabbing brass rings, but there's one guy he doesn't have to motivate.
That's his son-in-law, Paul "Triple H" Levesque.
It's extraordinary watching that growth [of Triple H behind the scenes].
Growth is painful sometimes. Some of us really enjoy pain so it's easy for us to grow. Most people don't. Most people say they want to grow but more people are naturally comfortable with where they are. Paul's not that way. Paul is very aggressive. Not outwardly so. When you meet with him and talk with him, it's like, 'what a nice guy.' But inside, he has that competitive spirit and he's always reaching for that brass ring.
Effusive in his praise for NXT and Trips work in setting up the Performance Center and evolving their developmental system, McMahon speculates that this year's WrestleMania in Texas - which he'll enter as WWE World Heavyweight champ - could be Hunter's last as an in-ring performer:
He's done so well. I'm so proud of him, not just the years he's spent in the ring and I don't know how many more years that's going to last. This may be his last WrestleMania. I don't know. He's a little long in the tooth as I say to his face and we all laugh about that now because I'm 70 years old.
Could Trips hang up the boots for a full-time executive role? Would he be out there this time for Mania if there'd been a few less injuries? Will his love of grabbing the brass ring allow him to step away?
What do you think, Cagesiders?