WWE: Triple H on WWE Executive Career Status, Cody Rhodes Update, WrestleMania 38 Runtime

Triple H Comments on Status of His WWE Executive Career

A recent episode of the Stephen A’s World show had Paul “Triple H” Levesque as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Levesque providing an update regarding the status of his executive career in WWE.

“My foot’s not off the gas. I suppose in some manner I’ve got to step back a little bit. I’m still in recovery and my endurance is not exactly quite what it used to be before.

But right now, I’m back. I’m at the office. I am fully focused on recruiting and development of our talent in the future. Whether that’s building more Performance Centers, whether that’s finding the next young stud that’s out there — male or female. Like Gable Steveson… recently two-time NCAA champion, gold medalist at the Olympics. His next step is, as you saw him leaving his shoes on the mat the other day, his next step is with WWE and with us. It’s finding that. It’s creating that future. That’s the biggest focus for me. And as we move forward from there, it’s making sure that WWE is a success for generations to come.”

Levesque also revealed that WWE had plans at one point for him to potentially wrestle at their upcoming WrestleMania 38 event prior to his cardiac event last year.

“I was already at a place in my career, as far as the in-ring goes, where I was comfortable being done and finished. If the right thing came along, I hadn’t really said much, but if the right thing came along and they wanted me to do it…I had a conversation with Vince McMahon about doing something at WrestleMania this year in Dallas. We had talked about and there were plans for. Obviously, when this happened, it shut all that down. As far as the schedule, WWE is an intense place, it’s 24/7 and you’re running, running, running. It put things in perspective for me.”

Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com, Fightful.com

Cody Rhodes’ WWE Status Update

As noted before, Cody Rhodes recently signed a contract with WWE and is currently expected to make his official return at next weekend’s WrestleMania 38 event in Dallas, Texas. Rhodes is currently planned to be Seth Rollins’ opponent at the event.

WrestleVotes reported that their sources stated that two very high profile officials within WWE recently have been pushing for Vince McMahon to keep all of Rhodes’ aesthetics exactly the same as he was in AEW for his return to the company. This includes his presentation, ring gear, theme music, pyro, and other aspects of his character in AEW.

It was reported that those same officials want the visual impact of the “American Nightmare” crossing the line to WWE to be seen as a significant moment.

Current Plans for WrestleMania 38’s Runtime Length

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that WWE’s upcoming WrestleMania 38 event on April 2-3 in Dallas, Texas is currently scheduled to have a runtime of five hours for each night.

Johnson reported that this includes the two-hour pre-show for each night meaning that the main card for both nights are currently scheduled to be three hours in length.