Triple H Talks About Working Under Dusty Rhodes & Vince McMahon


Triple H spoke with The Ringer to promote the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia featuring Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul.

During the discussion, the WWE Head of Creative and Talent Relations spoke about coming up and learning under Vince McMahon and Dusty Rhodes.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On getting to work under Rhodes as well as former WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon: “When I was creating NXT and that system, he was my partner in a lot of ways. I’m a big fan of his work, his booking, his philosophy. You know, I often say I’m one of the luckiest people, because for almost 30 years, I got to sit under the Vince McMahon learning tree. And while I was almost doing a startup company, so to speak, with a very limited budget and everything else, I got to do that with Dusty. When we lost him, it was tragic, because he contributed so much to the business, and his ideas and his concepts and his business ideas are still floating around today. That should tell you something, because there’s very few people in this industry with that [influence].”

On if there’s any wisdom from Dusty that he holds dear: “When you’re first starting something, the successes stick with you, but the things that go wrong stick with you even more so. You’ll have something in mind, and in your mind, it’s gonna be great. And then you watch it come to life and you’re like, that was terrible, and you beat yourself up. And Dusty would always walk by me and he’d tap me on the shoulder. He’d say ‘Kid, remember what I said, if you get 70 percent of what you see in your head to come out on TV, that’s a grand slam.’ I keep that thought in my head all the time. It’s been a valuable lesson.”

Check out the complete interview at TheRinger.com.