At a historic press conference on Thursday at the O2 Arena in London, Triple H revealed that WWE’s first-ever United Kingdom Champion will be crowned this January. Following the conference, Newsweek spoke with Triple H about this turning point in WWE history, the year’s big headlines in WWE and his mother-in-law Linda McMahon’s appointment as head of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s small business administration. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
Whether there has been discussion of inducting Chyna into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017:
I think it’s been brought up. But there’s a lot of people in a long line that deserve to be in the Hall of Fame that will be in the Hall of Fame over time. That’s a conversation that will happen. We’ll see where it goes. But there are a lot of people and you can only put so many people in per year.
I don’t think her passing signifies any change of her accomplishments. Her accomplishments are documented and were massive in our industry. Nothing has changed. She’s a part of the Hall of Fame conversation, but she would have been anyway.
Fan criticism over Goldberg beating Brock Lesnar in under two minutes at Survivor Series:
People never saw it coming. When you shock them, they’re angry that you shocked them. When you don’t shock them, they say it’s too predictable.
If he’s hoping that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will make an appearance at WrestleMania 33:
I have a feeling his schedule might be packed… but who knows? Never say never in the WWE.