Triple H was recently a guest on Corey Graves’ podcast “WWE After the Bell.” During the conversation, Triple H commented on Tommaso Ciampa’s comments on Lillian Garcia’s “Chasing Glory” podcast where he stated he told WWE he’d retire if he was called up to the main roster.
“In his current place physically, could he handle the schedule?” Triple H asked noting the neck injuries Ciampa has endured. “Could he handle the grind and the wear and tear and everything else of a full run on Raw or Smackdown, right?”
Triple H noted that Ciampa is looking to maximize his time left in wrestling by working NXT’s lighter schedule.
“Even though (WWE’s) schedule has now dropped and has become much more manageable, especially if you have a family and everything else, but for him, he probably looks at it and says, ‘Look, if I was on the main roster, I have a run that’s this long. If I was on NXT with a lessened schedule and much more manageable, I have a run that’s this long.’ He’d rather do this for a long period of time and then transition into doing all the other stuff that he loves.”
Triple H also mentioned during the show that they are preparing to train Ciampa to work as a producer.
“When the time is right, he’ll be a phenomenal coach,” Triple H said of Ciampa. “He’ll be a phenomenal backstage producer. We’re letting him get experienced in that now. He goes to EVOLVE right now, and he’ll go there and he’ll sign autographs or whatever. But then during the day, he’s a producer.”