Triple H, a professional wrestling superstar in the WWE, was asked recently how his profession needs to evolve as the UFC and MMA grow in popularity.
In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Triple H gave his opinion on the matter.
“I don’t think we have to evolve. It’s two totally different things. I think now especially there’s this think like, ‘Oh, it’s very similar.’ I don’t see us needing to evolve to what UFC does because quite frankly sometimes the fights are long and boring, guys lying around and sometimes the fights are fast and over in five seconds,” said Triple H. “I’ve always thought one of the things about us, if you look at us solely from a sports standpoint, is that we always give you a good show. We’re never going to give you a crap game.”
Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, is married to Stephanie McMahon, who is the daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon. He is currently a part-time wrestler and senior advisor with the WWE.
He continued by saying that he believes the UFC needs to evolve and provide more from, “an entertainment standpoint.”
“Give more form; they just have fighters who walk in in t-shirts and shorts and just stand there and then they fight and then they win and then they go, ‘Thanks, I’d like to thank my sponsors,’ and then they leave,” Triple H said. “The whole world was up in arms when Brock (Lesnar, a former WWE star) was flipping people off and was cussing at the beer company because they didn’t give him any money and everyone thought, ‘Oh my god, he’s disrespectful,’ – the whole world was talking about it. They couldn’t want to see him get beat up. And then he did well, and he beat some guys and then people jump on his bandwagon going, ‘Brock’s the greatest.’
“I’m good friends with Floyd Mayweather and Floyd would be the first to tell ya, ‘I make the most money in boxing and I have the biggest buyers because I have the biggest mouth.’ He’d be the first guy to tell you that. That’s what it’s about. Sports is entertainment.”
Triple H is a former 13-time world champion in the WWE.