WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Head of Creative Triple H recently appeared on Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast to talk about a variety of topics such as how he honestly had no idea who Logan Paul was at first and how when he started looking into it he found out how massive Logan is and that is why he has to start paying attention to it.
Triple H said:
“You want me to be completely honest? ‘Who the fuck is that?’ Yeah. ‘Who?’ No offense, but yeah.” “It’s funny because sometimes people talk about our business and go, ‘I watched a little bit when I was a kid.’ That means I never watched and they don’t wanna offend me or something like that. It’s not for everybody. So when they first said it, Christian [WWE Senior Director of Talent Development Operations Christian Hauser] walked in and talked all about it and I’m like, I don’t know who that is. No idea. I had no idea, and then they told me, and then I started looking at it, and I was like holy shit, these dudes are massive, right, and I have kids, and they’re watching all this stuff. Now it’s on your radar so now you start hearing people talk about it, where if I would have heard people talk about it before, I wouldn’t have ever paid attention to it. Now you start paying attention to it, like, ‘This thing is huge, we gotta get with this guy.'”
Triple H also talked about how multiple celebrities have come up to him and said that they want to be a WWE Superstar, but only a handful of them are really invested in it and actually made it like Logan Paul and Bad Bunny.
Triple H said:
“Even then, I could tell you, over the years, a million celebrities have come up to us and said, ‘I wanna be a WWE Superstar. I wanna do it so bad.'” “That all sounds great. First time they hit the mat, they’re like, ‘Yeah so I was thinking maybe I could hemp with commentary or I could do something else because that shit hurts.’ It’s a lot of that. They just don’t get it, but when when they do, it’s a different story. Then there are certain folks that come into it that are just invested in it, and then that’s when I light up. If somebody comes in and they just wanna hook their wagon to it for a minute or they wanna promote a film, that’s exciting. But when somebody comes in like you and goes, ‘Hey, this is awesome, I’d like to be a part of this,’ and then when they come in and they kill, you see that level. To do what you did, it’s like Bad Bunny. Same thing.”
Triple H then spoke about how his respect isn't something that is easily given and how respect in the wrestling business is something that is tough to get, but for what Logan Paul and Bad Bunny did, they have earned his respect big-time.
Triple H said:
“I don’t give this easy because I’ve done this for a long time, put my life on the line for it and seen other people do the same. Respect in our business for what we do is tough to get, and I don’t give it easy. You earned my respect big-time.” “Bad Bunny earned my respect big-time because to do what you did, you had to dedicate yourself 100%. I don’t even mean just going to the gym for a couple hours and going through the motions and doing the stuff. I mean dedicate yourself to it like you woke up in the morning thinking about it, you went to bed at night thinking about it. That’s the difference to me, and when you can do that, now I wanna help you succeed. I wanna help somebody because I know that that’s like. It’s the greatest gig in the world, and if you can make somebody, help somebody feel that because they have a passion for it and they’re willing to grind, and they’re willing to put in that dedication, take the risk , everything else, yeah, let’s go.”
Logan Paul made his WWE in-ring debut at WWE WrestleMania 38 this past April, when he teamed with The Miz to defeat The Mysterios in Tag Team action. Logan Paul then signed with WWE last June, which will keep him with the company until 2023. At last Saturday's WWE SummerSlam Premium Live Event, Paul made his Singles debut with the WWE, when he defeated The Miz.
You can check out Triple H's full comments in the video below. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the above quotes.