Triple H was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated to talk about scouting talent, the WWE Performance Center, and some of the criticism against it. Here are the highlights:
Responding to criticism that the style of the Performance Center lacks individuality:
“The misconception is always the same, and it’s absolutely wrong. We are looking to make our talent as diverse as possible. People say everyone is wearing the same thing and training the same way. Yet they are not training the same way. We are grouping people together to work on building certain skills. The core of what we do is the same – yes, you have to learn the same skills, techniques, and foundation when you start. Then we set you up with people to develop your characters. We want the talent to develop their character, and our job is to help harness the character. We want them, every single one of them, to be unique and have their own feel.”
What makes a successful coach:
“The coaching process is very difficult. Just because you were talented in this business does not mean you will be gifted at teaching it. Great players don’t always make great coaches, and great coaches weren’t always great players. We’ve worked to find a very diverse group, focusing in on who connects best with people and who gives the right message, and then connecting a coach with the message they are best at conveying.”
How often he’s at the Performance Center:
“I’m here every two or three weeks, and I like to take a couple hours to come here and train. It’s motivating to see all the athletes maximizing their ability in the gym. The future is now. All of these talents at the Performance Center are the future.”
For the full interview, check out Sports Illustrated.