Overall thoughts on Triple H as head of creative
Sometimes, it’s okay to just be okay, and that sums up Triple H’s performance over the last year. He has gotten the WWE product to a comfortable spot where the weekly shows aren’t terrible, but also aren’t great. Compared to how bad things were toward the end of McMahon’s first tenure, though, it’s easy to see why fans were quick to praise Levesque when he took over.
The man has his shortcomings, but that’s true for even the best bookers. But given how bleak things looked before (and how they could get again with McMahon back, unfortunately), it’s easy to overlook them, especially when the end result is PPVs like Backlash or Money in the Bank.
As a promotion that favors big personalities (and bigger wrestlers) over high workrate, WWE isn’t going to be for everyone, and that’s perfectly fine. Thankfully, WWE doesn’t monopolize the industry anymore; the proliferation of other promotions means that fans can see the style of wrestling that they want to see without hoping that the biggest one eventually becomes something that it isn’t.
Triple H may not have turned WWE into the best wrestling show, but he has turned it into a better version of itself, and for a lot of fans, that’s more than enough.