Nothing lasts forever, and Triple H could already be thinking about life after WWE. Ryback – who spent 12 years with the promotion from 2004 to 2016 and won the Intercontinental Championship – has been speculating about the future of the company, and he doesn’t see The Game having the same longevity as his father-in-law Vince McMahon.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, he claimed: ‘Hunter, from the information that I have been told, that doesn’t want to stick around past 65. ‘And it’s gonna be who’s gonna get the company once Vince goes because we’re getting to that point.’
It’s still unclear what Vince will have in mind in terms of a successor, and Ryback admitted the WWE boss – who turns 75 later this month – will be hoping to emulate his own mother by hitting a century.
He added: ‘There’s gonna come a point. I know his mother is 100 or whatever and he’s, you know, I’m sure is hoping he gets up there.’ It should be noted there hasn’t been suggestion that Triple H, 51, is anywhere near ready to step away from the business having joined WWE 25 years ago.
Indeed, while his in-ring career has wound down in recent years, the superstar – whose real name is Paul Levesque – has instead been focusing on the future with his NXT and NXT UK brands. The former world champion has been at the helm of the black and gold brand for a long time now as he’s transformed it into a special environment with a focus on lengthy storylines and exciting in-ring action while developing the next crop of worldwide stars.
The likes of Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and more have all passed through NXT on their journey to the top. More recently, Triple H has overseen the rise of everyone from Undisputed Era leader Adam Cole and NXT champ Keith Lee to newcomer Karrion Kross and Io Shirai.