In an interview with USA Today, Triple H spoke about being a performer and an executive during WrestleMania week. Here are highlights:
On getting back into the ring after so much time off
I got in the ring for the first time the other day and fell down for the first time and it felt like my body exploded when I landed. It takes a little bit. You can train, but its one of those things where ‘experts’ of our business that have never done it will say ‘oh if they gave guys time off it would be better for them’ or whatever, but it’s honestly, having done this for 20 plus years — time off is your worst enemy. It really is, it makes it so much harder to do this.
On what it’s like being a performer and executive during WrestleMania week
That is the hardest part. WrestleMania week for me, logistically, from an executive to a talent standpoint is crazy. I did a DVD a couple of years ago called Thy Kingdom Come and they documented a little bit of it. It’s literally like one minute I’m speaking at a business partner summit … and literally coming off stage, changing my clothes as fast I can to jeans and a leather jacket because I have to go do an autograph signing. We just did the numbers this year today and I think we’re at like 850 appearances and we’re still almost five weeks out. Logistically, trying to get talent to 850 appearances, probably close to 1,000 by Mania over the course of that week. Usually if we do our jobs well nobody’s late, nobody misses an appearance. But it’s just… insanity. That’s the best way to describe that week for me.
On which celebrity he wants for next year’s WrestleMania
I’ll throw it out there now, if Katy Perry wants to do WrestleMania next year we’re wide open. We’re working on a giant golden lion right now, not sure if we’ll have it done in time.
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