WWE’s head of creative, Triple H, has given the lowdown on potential returns for four of the franchise’s most recognised ex-fighters.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani in an interview for BT Sport, he discussed the futures of Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and The Rock.
Following Vince McMahon’s resignation as CEO of the WWE, son-in-law Hunter has assumed the role of executive vice president of talent relations and head of creative.
Last week, Sasha Banks took to social media to post a gym selfie of her toned physique, leading to rumours of a potential comeback to the ring.
Banks was involved in a dramatic departure from professional wrestling, which saw tag-team partner Naomi also leave.
Shortly after becoming women’s tag team champions, the pair reportedly walked away from the WWE after falling out with McMahon.
Some fans believe that his resignation has opened the door to a potential return.
Of Banks, Triple H said: “She’s an unbelievably talented young woman that can do just about anything she wants. It just comes down to what does she want to do now with her life, her career, whatever that is.
“The passion clearly for what we do, there’s a passion for other things as well. It comes down to what does she want to do? It’s gotta be right for her, gotta be right for everybody.”
Former universal and intercontinental champion Braun Strowman has not competed in the WWE since being released on June 2, 2021.
Recent rumours suggest Scherr could be close to making a return to the ring.
“We’ll see,” Hunter explained. “He’s like a polarising person a little bit in the business but for a guy his size and what he brings to the table, is an amazing athlete.
“If this is what he wants to do at the highest of levels, then I would like nothing more than to give him another shot.”
Helwani also asked Triple H about a potential comeback for Bray Wyatt.
The head of creative responded: “One of the most – I mean this is the best way possible – crazy creative people I’ve ever been around.
“His mind just never stops thinking of creative but it’s like being in a whirlwind of stuff so without the harness, and without somebody to point the tornado it’s just all over the place.
“He’s a victim of his own mind and his creative and it’s just everywhere but I love working with him.”
Sasha Banks: “Time will tell. There was a communication breakdown”
Braun Strowman: “He’s a polarising person sometimes, but he’s an amazing athlete.”
Bray Wyatt: “One of the most crazy creative people I’ve ever been around.”
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) September 2, 2022
The interviewer asked if the answer was either a yes or no, to which Hunter responded ‘neither’.
He said: “I think it should be clear that to me I see the talents. Sometimes those talents are difficult to work with…
“I’ve always gone by the mantra that if somebody says to me, ‘that guy is an assh*le,’ but yea, he’s my assh*ole.
“Somebody can be difficult to work with but that’s kind of the fun of it. Let’s go.”
Lastly, Triple H discussed the prospect of seeing Dwayne Johnson at WrestleMania.
He acknowledged The Rock’s busy schedule as one of the most on-demand personalities in the world being an obstacle they had to overcome.
Triple H confirmed he and The Rock had been scheduled to fight at WrestleMania several years back, but plans changed.
He concluded by saying the platform is there if the fighter wants it.