Paul said “I look forward to returning to my prior position as head of Talent Relations. I’m healthy, fired up, and ready to take charge.”
Trips is returning to the position full time, and that means that John Laurinaitis is gone.
Laurinaitis was placed on administrative leave while the board investigates his role in some hush money payments made by chairman Vince McMahon. Bruce Prichard has been serving as the interim EVP of Talent Relations, and now that Triple H is back, Prichard will return to his work in creative.
Smith’s Sentiment: Triple H has an eye for talent, much more so than John Laurinaitis ever did. This is all around good news for WWE, and it’s great to see that Triple H is healthy enough to be able to get back into a stressful position.