Freddie Prinze Jr. recently stated that Triple H might take shots at the former WWE star CM Punk. WWE and Punk share a tumultuous relationship. Prinze worked with WWE from 2008-2009 as a writer, and it was then that he saw Triple H interact on-air with current AEW World Champion, CM Punk.
Triple H might use his re-instated role to his advantage
On his latest episode of the “Wrestling With Freddie” podcast, Prinze Jr. covered Vince McMahon’s exit from WWE and the regime of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan grabbing full hold of the company’s steering wheel. Vince McMahon recently sent shock waves with his announcement. He announced that he is retiring from his roles as Chairman and CEO of WWE. It was later clarified that he was also done with his work on creative. Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are Co-CEOs of WWE, while Triple H is EVP of Talent Relations and Head of Creative.
Prinze Jr. said:
“He created the Straight Edge Society: no drugs, no alcohol, technically no women if you’re super straight edge. Hunter’s looking him dead in the face, just gassed to the gills, and you know, drinks wine with Vince on the plane, and he just no-sells Punk’s whole promo and goes, ‘I don’t see what the big deal is. I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink,’ and he just looks him dead in the face like, ‘Go ahead and try to call me a liar. I’ll fire you so quick,’ and Punk couldn’t do anything!”
Punk was originally on SmackDown during his run as the straight edge cult leader but found new life and freedom when he eventually went over to the RAW brand.
So that’s why when Punk had that promo on live ‘Raw’ instead of taped ‘SmackDown’ where [Hunter] had no control — like, Hunter would blow live promos on a ‘SmackDown’ and to the live house audience and would go, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll edit it,’ and he would just keep going cause he was so gangster with it. But on ‘Raw,’ Punk got a chance to kind of do his own thing, and he let his feelings known.”
Prinze Jr. reckoned that Triple H will make the most of any added perks to his new role.
“This could be a huge chance for Hunter to stick it to him,” Prince said to Dye. “I promise you, dude, Triple H is ‘petty Betty.’”