The New York Post recently did an interview with Triple H, discussing a bunch of topics.
Here are some of the highlights:
On changes made to WWE Axxess: “Wrestlemania isn’t just a one-night event, it’s a week-long event. All of the things that we’ll do in the New York-New Jersey area, we’ll have events on both sides of the Hudson. From Wrestlemania Axxess, which is our fan event that goes on all week, which is going to be revamped this year with a lot more meet-and-greets and autograph signings with our superstars, which is the biggest part of it. There’s also going to be a VIP experience that allows fans unprecedented access to backstage and the inner workings of what happens on a Monday Night Raw or Pay-Per-View event. That’s going to be a really unique experience. From that taking place at Izod Center to Hall of Fame being at Madison Square Garden, to Raw the next night being back at the Izod Center, to Wrestlemania itself, there is going to be stuff that happens all week long. We come in and take over the whole area.”
On how WWE is preparing for a difference in temperature in the Northeast come April: Wrestlemania, in the past few years, has been outdoors, but there’s a difference in April 7th in Miami and in New York so it could be a bit nippy. I think for fans it doesn’t make a difference, especially in the New York-area because the majority of fans are used to sitting in the cold watching football or other things. Fans that come in from outside will bring appropriate attire, I’m sure. Football they wear pads and helmets and stuff to keep warm, but guys wrestling in trunks is a bit different. We’ve got it all figured out to have the heating right and make sure that everybody being there is going to have an enjoyable experience. I think that at the end of the day, it’s not going to make a difference where we are, enclosed or open, the atmosphere is going to be the same, it’s going to be electric.”
On if he thinks Steve Austin will make a return to the ring: “One thing I have learned in the WWE is never say never. I’d be surprised if Austin ever threw the trunks on again. You get to a certain point in your life where your mind thinks you can do a lot of things that you maybe can’t. I’d be surprised but I’ve learned in this business to never say never so you never know. I guarantee you CM Punk will be involved in Wrestlemania somehow. That’s one of the interesting things, The Rock came out earlier this year and guaranteed that at some point in time he would be the WWE Champion and it was his mission. Well it’s not 1999 anymore, it’s not 2002, it’s a different year and there’s a different group of guys. CM Punk has had a lock on that thing for a while and it’s no cakewalk for The Rock. It’s not like he’s going to walk back in here and take over. It’s going to be interesting to see.”
You can read the full interview by clicking here.