WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H says he’s persuaded wrestlers to do certain dangerous spots, and he doesn’t expect gore to return this year with WarGames.
As noted, it was announced this week that WarGames is coming to WWE’s Main Squad as there will be a Men’s Match and a Women’s Match during the Survivor Series Premium Live Event on Saturday, November 26 at the TD Garden in Boston. Triple H spoke to the bell and talked about how injuries are always a consideration when putting together a match of this magnitude, but usually their main concern is the wrestlers’ desire to create memorable matches.
WarGames’ injury history is legendary, and Triple H said that during matches like this, you always hold your breath in Gorilla pose.
“Look, when you have men and women performing at the highest level, I feel like I spend more time talking things out than I do [talking them into something],” he said. “I’ve been doing this for years, and as you sit there in front of that TV monitor and watch this happen, you hold your breath the whole show. I feel like there’s always a risk-reward ratio. Is it’s so big that people walk away from this with that vision implanted in their head and they’ll never forget it because if you’re putting your health and your longevity on the line in your profession then it must be worth it So I’ve got people persuaded to do things because sometimes I’m like, ‘Look, be honest; it’s just a place.’”
Regarding blood and gore potentially returning to the main roster with WarGames, Triple H said fans shouldn’t necessarily expect these things to return with the match format as it would be irresponsible.
“The world has changed. The world has evolved. I don’t think it’s necessary,” said Triple H, adding that there is still blood in WWE, but there are medical officials there to check on the talent if there is an accidental cut. “If we have talent that gets” [cut open], usually you see them rolling out and are looked at to make sure there is nothing dangerous. I’m just of the opinion right now, given the state of the world and the pandemic, and at the end of the day, what we’re doing is dangerous enough without deliberately making it more dangerous. Yes we did [feature bleeding] for a long period of time, but we have changed that practice. And it is irresponsible to go back.”
Talking more about WarGames, Triple H said Survivor Series needed to evolve some, and 2022 seemed like the perfect year to pull the trigger.
“Survivor Series has been a great event for 36 years. And it needs to evolve a bit and this year seemed like the right time to do it,” he said. “We’re going to the TD Garden in Boston on the 26th, and it’s already about as close as you can get. [to] sold out without us [announcing the WarGames matches]. But you know, this is about serving our fans. I want to give them everything they can have.”
For those who missed it, you can click here for Triple H’s comments on creative plans for the WarGames games on Survivor Series, why he keeps coming back to WarGames, and more.
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