Denny Burkholder of CBS Sports is featuring an interview with WWE COO and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Paul “Triple H” Levesque talking about WrestleMania 32 this Sunday in Dallas and the negative reactions to Roman Reigns on WWE television.
“You know, the hardest thing in this business to do now is, as a character, to either make everyone love you or everyone hate you. The world is a divided place in politics, in music and everything. Choices now, and people’s opinions, are front and center more than ever. The Internet makes that readily available to everybody. They know all of the machinations of everything and the behind-the-scenes of everything, you know.”
Triple H also discussed the evolution of the business and wrestling fans changing.
“It used to be that the good guy was the guy that didn’t cheat, you know what I mean? It was just very simple. The world has changed. I think [Reigns has] done a phenomenal job. He’s, you know, from a behind-the-scenes standpoint, a great human being. I’m really happy for his success, as I am for all of them. The days of everybody loves the white knight and everybody hates the dark knight are gone. You’ve seen it for, what, the last 10 years with John Cena. I used to say to John all the time, ‘You’re the Red Sox and the Yankees in the same game. Half the place hates you, half the place loves you, but it’s full, so who cares?”
You can check out the full interview with Triple H at the link below.