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Triple H To 'Take Over From Vince McMahon As Head Of WWE'

Triple H To 'Take Over From Vince McMahon As Head Of WWE'

Vince McMahon is reportedly set to hand control of WWE over to Triple H rather than his children Shane and Stephanie if he chooses to retire.

McMahon has been WWE chairman since 1982 and has helped transform the brand into the household name it is today.

However, he is now 74-years-old and in the event a replacement is needed, son-in-law Triple H has been mooted as the man to step up.

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross explained to Business Insider back in 2018: "I have an opinion on where the company will go. I will say this - you know, Vince is very healthy.

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"He still works out like a crazy man. He really takes care of himself. So, he ain't going anywhere soon. We don't want him to go anywhere soon. He's the rock that built that thing. He's the rudder in the water. It's an amazing company.

"I think that, if I'm guessing, and it's gonna strictly be a guess - that the money would be on, probably, Paul Levesque [Triple H] to be Vince's successor."

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"I think Vince is kind of preparing him for that in a lot of ways," current All Elite Wrestling commentator Ross continued. "You always knew that he was different from the other guys because he was very studious, and very - under control. He didn't drink. No drugs.

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"He looked to be a lifer early on, and he got a lot of that from being a fan all his life growing up in the northeast - New Hampshire. Then, getting trained by Killer Kowalski who was a great, old-school guy. So, I think he's probably the heir apparent.

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"Stephanie is very involved and, you know, is really more of a face of WWE. She does a lot of charity work. And she's great at that. And you've got to have that in that world.

"I think Shane seems to be, apparently, content with being a TV character. I don't know where his role's gonna be going forward or what he wants it to be.

"But, I think that Paul Levesque is the one that seems to be earmarked to be the next guy, if and when Vince is not in that role."

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Triple H is also senior producer of WWE NXT, which started as the companies development show before becoming a bonafide third brand.

McMahon's last appearance on WWE TV was the April 24 episode of SmackDown, a show dedicated to celebrating Triple H's 25th anniversary in the company.

What do you think the future holds for WWE if Triple H gains full control?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Topics: Vince McMahon, Triple H, Legends, WWE News, Wrestling, WWE

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.