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15 Recent WWE Backstage Happenings Fans Don't Know About

We will look at some of the recent stories going down in WWE that Triple H wants to keep under the radar from the fans' knowledge.

The diehard wrestling fan has more faith in Triple H leading WWE into the future than the current vision of Vince McMahon. NXT has proved that Triple H certainly has a different philosophy in how to build to a big match. Jimmy Jacobs revealed on Talk is Jericho that Triple H believes in implementing the reality aspect of storytelling rather than the larger than life characters. Considering the reception for NXT events tend to blow away the WWE PPVs, it makes sense that Triple H is viewed as an upgrade whenever he gets control of WWE.

Triple H must enjoy the positive reaction he gets from the fans and the wrestling media right now. That means he doesn’t want all the backstage stories going down in WWE to get out. There are secrets that will cause him to look bad in the public eye. The momentum working in his favor could easily turn into a negative if the wrong stories start to surface. We will look at some of the recent stories going down in WWE that he wants to keep under the radar from the fans' knowledge. These are fifteen backstage secrets that Triple H doesn’t want you to know about.

14 Ronda Rousey's Debut Didn't Provide The Buzz WWE Wanted

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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon worked hard to convince Ronda Rousey to sign with WWE. Rousey developed a close relationship with them a few years ago leading to them all taking part in a segment back at WrestleMania 31. Triple H worked even harder to get Rousey under contract when she attended a few shows during the Mae Young Classic.

13 Negative Reaction to Stephanie's Commentary

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Another disappointing moment for Triple H at the recent Royal Rumble event had to be listening to his wife Stephanie McMahon on commentary. Stephanie clearly has charisma and impressive microphone skills when cutting promos in the ring. It was a completely different story when she attempted to try her hand at commentary as a guest broadcaster during the women’s match.

12 Wants WWE Far Removed From XFL

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The shocking decision of Vince McMahon to bring back the XFL may create chaos for WWE. Early indications are that WWE will have no association with the XFL. McMahon even created the company Alpha Entertainment to link it to the XFL rather than once being a WWE product. There’s a belief that McMahon will be creating a product aimed towards Donald Trump supporters upset with the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

11 He's The Reason CM Punk Will Never Return

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The shady sign of Triple H has been forgotten in recent years thanks to his great work helping give us new talent. Triple H’s past saw his ego clash with other big names in WWE. CM Punk was the most recent wrestler to hate working with Triple H both as a peer and as his boss. There are many reasons why Punk left WWE, but most of them go back to Triple H disrespecting him in various ways.

10 Lars Sullivan Removed From NXT Main Event Match

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Lars Sullivan is one of the top prospects in NXT today. The big man has become a successful heel on NXT TV defeating a few relevant performers. Sullivan has randomly been removed from NXT TV after missing the TakeOver: Philadelphia show and the following week’s television tapings. Dave Meltzer reported that Sullivan was slated to be the next opponent for Andrade Almas at TakeOver: New Orleans during WrestleMania weekend.

9 Almost Ruined The Friendship of Festival Segment

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The best ideas of Triple H are currently being praised for all the success it brings to WWE. This makes it easy for fans to forget the bad ideas since there are few of those being revealed online. Chris Jericho gave us one rare glimpse of a recent horrible idea from Triple H. The Festival of Friendship segment was regarded as one of the best Raw moments when Kevin Owens turned on Jericho.

8 NXT Stars Not Paid Well

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One secret most wrestling fans don’t realize is that the majority of wrestlers in NXT are not making great money. The developmental contracts offered to start in the Performance Center and NXT are often viewed as risks that will pay off if you make the main roster. While fans may love seeing these talented performers thrive in NXT, everyone wants to move up to Raw or SmackDown where the money is a major upgrade.

7 Adam Cole Was Supposed to Lose to Bobby Roode on Royal Rumble pre-show

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The signing of Adam Cole was one of the biggest moves to add a new main event star to NXT. Cole leads the Undisputed Era faction and has been a consistent main eventer in upper level matches since signing. Fans were ecstatic when Cole made a surprise appearance in the Royal Rumble match. Cole is staying in NXT but showed a glimpse of how he would work with the main roster guys.

6 Finn Balor Not Viewed as Main Event Talent by Vince

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Finn Balor was the person Triple H selected to be the face of NXT during it’s important transition period. The role of Balor as NXT Champion saw him main event most shows as NXT became a touring brand. Triple H even requested Finn spend extra time in NXT to help build the brand since other stars like Kevin Owens, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair were getting called up.

5 Athletes From Other Sports Failing at Performance Center

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Triple H’s original intent for the Performance Center and NXT was to hire athletes from other sports and build them into WWE stars. It created a place where wrestlers with no background could come in and learn from the best much like a college experience. However, things have gone the opposite direction with Triple H changing game plans.

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The end of Survivor Series teased a future match between Triple H and Braun Strowman. Many fans speculated this would be one of the attraction matches at WrestleMania 34. Legends facing young talent is a way to help get the new guys over to a bigger level. Strowman even confronted Triple H on the Raw after Survivor Series to add interest.

4 WWE Upset With Mixed Match Challenge

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WWE had high hopes for the project of a new show streaming on Facebook Live. Mixed Match Challenge became the new show of choice by WWE pitting male and female partners on teams competing against each other in a tournament. WWE believed having a show on Facebook would open a new platform to present content aside from WWE Network and the television shows.

3 Awkward Relationship with Shane

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The McMahon family loves to present a united front when it comes to public perception about their relationships. Everything isn’t what it seems if you take a deeper look at a rivalry between two members of the family. Triple H has reportedly clashed with his brother-in-law Shane McMahon when it comes to their beliefs of how the future of the wrestling business should be presented.

2 He Turned Down Chris Jericho’s Idea for NXT

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Chris Jericho is planning to have his first ever cruise at the end of this year. A combination of wrestling, rock music and comedy will all merge together for a slew of events to bring fans in. Ring of Honor is having a tournament on the cruise to determine a future number one contender for the ROH World Championship.

1 Vince McMahon Harassment Claims Resurfacing

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Triple H has been trying hard to clean up the image of WWE and make it a globally respected brand for when he takes over. A major accusation resurfacing could put the company in a bad place if the media picks up on it. Vince McMahon has been accused of harassing a female employee at a tanning salon many years ago.

This story never picked up steam when first revealed quite some time ago, but it is back out there again. Victims are speaking up and sharing their stories about powerful men harassing them or worse. McMahon’s story is once again in small news circles. Triple H’s hard work in adding more respect to WWE on the business side could go up in smoke thanks to his father-in-law being an abhorrent human.

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