Revealed with a headline that was newsworthy in its own right, the confirmation from a source allegedly close to WWE of Triple H's apparent unhappiness fed in to a prevailing online fan take that 'The Game' is at loggerheads with his Father-In-Law for greater control of an unravelling main roster product.
Earlier this year, Hunter spoke of reframing the narrative of NXT being a level below Raw and SmackDown Live, noting again that his pet project was a travelling live brand on its own terms, but was this simply a case of 'The King Of Kings' finding a coping mechanism within a thoroughly broken system?
If he is indeed "the most frustrated person in the back every single night", it can't be all that fun for him when it comes time to wear the one hat he enjoys even more than that leather Kangol effort from 1998. Triple H - so we're all happy to believe - is the wrestling guy trying to take hold of a Sports Entertainment company freewheeling under the current stewardship of a delusional, ageing billionaire too set in his ways to enjoy the fruits of his labour.
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