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Triple H talks Vince McMahon and Twitter



Triple H over the weekend granted a rare interview to The Morning Buzz. He said Twitter is a priority for WWE right now, and just recently became a top priority after the social networking site was explained to Vince McMahon. “You have to be at the cutting edge of that technology at all time. Kids today, they don’t watch TV like they did before. TV is almost a background device now,” he said. “They’re on their phone, on their laptop, on their ipod… so that social media stuff becomes so important … Twitter and YouTube and Facebook are all just avenues to keep people involved in your product.” Hunter went on to say that while the company is embracing Twitter as a positive, equally it can also be a negative. He revealed that just the other day during a talent meeting he told everyone to be careful with their Tweets. “I said, ‘Guys, it’s not like your texting somebody. You’re putting it out to the entire world. If you wouldn’t say it on TV, don’t say it on Twitter.’” He cited NFL football players making stupid comments every other week, and said the catch twenty-two is controlling it. When asked about his new office role and working closely with Vince, he said he’s learned over time that when Vince is going nuts and yelling at people then it’s OK, but when you come up to him and he’s silent, then that’s very bad. Hunter also talked about his relationship with The Rock describing it as “unique” with “professional tension and weirdness.” He says they get along great today but aren’t buddies and never hung out back in the day. “We had such a professional rivalry, no matter what we did, it’s like screw him, I can do better than that.” He closed the interview by talking about Shawn Michaels and appearing on his hunting show earlier this year. He joked: “Shawn has gone from The Heartbreak Kid to being like Ted Nugent. He’s out there with high powered weapons, with the one googley eye, just shooting every furry thing that wanders by. He’s been dying for me to go on [his show]… I just don’t get sitting in a tree saying nothing waiting for a deer to wander by so I can cap it in the head… We used crossbows [to catch Alligator's] and much to Shawn’s chagrin I caught the biggest Alligator, but yeah it was an awesome experience and I had a lot of fun.”

(source: Wrestling Globe Newsletter)


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5 Responses

  1. James says:

    I don’t mind them plugging Twitter but what I really dislike is having to hear about it every 5 minutes every single night.

    Michael Cole is trending now!
    Zack Ryder is trending now!
    John Cena is trending now!

    I tune in to watch wrestling matches and listen to the commentators comment on that wrestling. I don’t want to listen to what is trending on Twitter. Why the hell do I care what’s trending on some social networking site? So what if you’re trending?

  2. -J- says:

    This twitter stuff is recent in both wwe and tna and I too am already sick of hearing about it on air…the age of attention whoring.

  3. kc says:

    The YouTube I understand because they’re a partner now and can make possible millions in income with their original content on their. Twitter is a lead in to their website where they can make money off of advertising on WWE.com since its one of the most visited sites in the world according to Alexa.com

  4. kc says:

    Millions on there*

  5. mshelez says:

    With Survivor Series, they had a little pop up talking about what was trending. I didn’t find that annoying at all. And for the record, it’s not just kids that what WWE and use social media. Wish they would remember that.

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