STLToday.com has a new article up with quotes from Triple H. In the article, Triple H discusses how WWE pioneered reality television, the PG initiative, how he feels about professional wrestling being called “fake,” and more. In the following excerpt, he gives his thoughts on suspended talent Randy Orton, as well as his philosophy on grooming new talent:
Not on the bill? St. Louis wrestling superstar Randy Orton. WWE scratched Orton after he committed his second violation of the WWE’s wellness policy. Levesque won’t say what Orton did wrong, only that the man they call “the legend killer” will be back after completing his 60-day suspension.
“It is important to remember that all of our wrestlers are human but they also have to be accountable,” Levesque said.
These days, Levesque spends more time in gray suits than spandex briefs. His job is to find the next generation of big names. He admits it’s a struggle.
“We’re trying to teach them to be the Stone Colds and the Undertakers of tomorrow, but the one thing we can’t teach is charisma,” said Levesque. “You can teach people to do moves and create story lines and the psychology of what we do, but you can’t teach someone to be the Rock. It’s an innate ability to walk into a room and have everyone pay attention. Put aside the athleticism and what happens in the ring, what our business is really about is connecting with people emotionally. If you are emotionally connected to your character, then people will want to see you. It’s true in Hollywood and movies. You don’t have to be the best actor, just be a presence.”
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Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Logan Walker for sending this in.