Later this week, WWE heads to the United Arab Emirates for two shows in Abu Dhabi at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. During an interview with Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper, The Game spoke about competing in UAE for the first time about, wrestling at 48 years old and his match against Roman Reigns this Friday night.
WWE has been traveling to Abu Dhabi for the past five years and sees the Middle East as an important market for both holding shows and recruiting talent. “We have had recruiting trips in the Middle East,” said Triple H. “We are also doing recruiting trips in India. I think as the world becomes more connected it is more imperative than ever before for you to not only to expand everywhere in the world but to localise and be on the ground in those markets.”
“Roman is in an unique position because the fan base tends to believe that he is this chosen one that the WWE wants in this position so they choose not to accept that position. But the truth is, and some people will listen to this and want to argue against it, but honestly most of the people who argue against it aren’t qualified to make that argument. I am. Roman is one of the most skilled performers bar none in the WWE right now and that is on every level.”
As for how long he plans to keep wrestling, Triple H said right now, it’s still fun for him and it’s something that he enjoys. He knows he can’t perform forever, but he doesn’t ever see a time when it’s not fun for him anymore. He has certainly grown into his corporate executive role at WWE, but he doesn’t have 10,000 people going nuts for him when he’s at the office.
You can check out the full interview at TheNational.ae.