Triple H is currently in charge of NXT but there will (likely) come a day when he’s running the show at WWE as well. His current position puts him in a unique situation to help shape the younger talent of today into tomorrow’s superstars.
That’s why it’s good to hear him talking about wanting diversity in the performers he pushes. From his interview with NBC Sports:
“I want there to be so much diversity on every level. I want it to be international diversity. I want there to be something for everybody within WWE so you can gravitate towards characters that you can relate to. That’s still a work in progress.
It’s a work in progress when you look at the Performance Center and you look at the talent there and see that 40 percent of the talent is international now, there’s 17 countries represented. A quarter of the talent there is women. The diversity level is at an all-time high and that’s on purpose. We’ve done that for desired effect.
Is it showing right now on the main roster? Nah, not necessarily because it’s going to take a little bit of time to percolate up, but it’s there.
I want that diversity. When you talk about the women, I want there to be a Sasha Banks; the smaller, run her mouth, cocky, arrogant, little athlete. I want there to be a bigger, dominant athlete like a Charlotte. I want there to be a Nia Jax that brings a whole different danger component. I want there to be a Bayley that is this naïve, fan-friendly, little girl centric character that everybody loves.
Then you still want there to be the Bellas, who are like the Kardashians of the women’s division. You want that variety.
It’s the same with the guys. I want there to be a Cena, I want there to be a Randy Orton. But I also want there to be a Bray Wyatt. I want there to be a Braun Strowman. I want there to be a Finn Balor. I want there to be a Samoa Joe or a Kevin Owens. Big Cass and then a little guy like Enzo that can run his mouth nonstop.
I want that diversity.”
Vince McMahon’s love for big men is fine and all but the future sure seems to be in good hands with Triple H building and presenting so many varied characters, some of whom have already made an impact on WWE television. There was a time not that long ago that someone like Kevin Owens wouldn’t have ever been given the chance to do what he’s done. Now he’s a main event star until the day he retires.
Let’s hope the best is yet to come.