Triple H discussed both his own health and the status of Lars Sullivan during a conference call with reporters ahead of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix and the Royal Rumble this weekend.
Triple H underwent surgery in November after suffering a torn pectoral at WWE Crown Jewel. Triple H said he has completed the rehabilitation portion of his recovery and is back training.
Triple H addressed Sullivan as well after he was taken off WWE programming prior to his main roster debut.
“There’s a lot of speculation and stories about everybody at all times,” Triple H said. “Lars is in a good place and nothing has really changed. We’re moving forward and you’ll know when you see it.”
Sullivan’s last televised match was against Keith Lee on the November 28 edition of NXT. Beginning at Survivor Series in November, WWE started teasing his arrival to the main roster.
He was then included among EC3, Lacey Evans, Heavy Machinery and Nikki Cross as the six newest call-ups from NXT. Unlike the other five wrestlers, Sullivan has yet to appear on either Raw or SmackDown LIVE.
WWE planned on having Sullivan work a dark match at Raw two weeks ago in Orlando, Florida, but he reportedly had an anxiety attack before he was due to arrive at the Amway Center. WWE then rescheduled his dark match for the following night at SmackDown LIVE, but he flew home to Colorado instead. According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter published today, Sullivan is now “out on leave.”