In an interview with NBC Sports, Triple H discussed what factors he looks for in scouting new talent for the WWE or NXT. Basically, it comes down to athleticism, the willingness to adapt, the desire to work hard and basic leadership qualities as well. Hunter added that he likes to push people outside of their comfort zone to see how they adapt to uncomfortable situations.
There was one key factor above all else though: charisma.
“Look, I mean there are other factors as well. I don’t want to make it sound like ‘Oh, look at this guy he has a big personality and forget all of the rest of it.’ Obviously athleticism, the willingness to do this, the desire to work hard, but then there’s leadership qualities that we really look for. When guys go to a camp, sometimes people watch them and go, ‘You’re just making these people throw-up in garbage can because you’re working them so hard.’ I want to push them to where they’re really outside of their comfort range and then see what they do with it.
It’s really easy to be nice and be the perfect professional when you feel great, but when you’re on the verge of puking in barrel and you’re exhausted and there’s someone barking at you to do more and the guy next to you just fell on you because he’s at the same place you are, do you help pick him up or do you curse at him and go about your own business? There are differences in how people react to things. I’m looking for leaders. I’m looking for someone that can be a professional. I’m looking for the consummate athlete on all aspects.
It’s not just one thing, but if you ask me the one thing I look for, charisma is king.”