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Triple H apparently “didn’t want” John Cena role

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It has been revealed that Triple H “turned down” what would end up being the John Cena role on WWE programming, according to former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr.

Speaking on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, the movie star noted that The Game did not want to appear in the opening segments of RAW and SmackDown, and he didn’t want to be the family-friendly face of the company.

‘Other guys could have taken it. Triple H could have worn that crown but Triple H had no intention of doing segments in the first hour of RAW when it was still family-friendly” Prinze Jr revealed.

“He wanted to be in the last hour of SmackDown or RAW and do his DX, adult stuff ’“ the stuff that got him over, the stuff that he always did once he found the right character” Prinze continued.

“So, he could have taken the crown, Vince McMahon would have gladly given it to him, but he chose not to. John Cena took this on himself” the former WWE writer concluded.

Triple H didn’t want to be face of WWE

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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