WWE COO Paul “Triple H” Levesque spoke with the folks from Sports Illustrated this week to promote the return of the WWE Halftime Heat special on the WWE Network during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday.
As ‘The Game’ explains, WWE feels now is the right time to offer an alternative to the NFL’s halftime show during the Super Bowl, and at the same time, it gives talents in WWE the chance to showcase their talent and abilities in front of a potentially massive audience.
“This is the right time to offer an alternative at halftime and see what we can do,” Triple H said. “I know that those six talent will make people’s jaws drop open. This will be eye opening. … Vince is focused on showcasing the future, and he pushed to make this happen. He was the most supportive one. This is a big opportunity to go out, in essence, and perform in front of the world.”
Also during the interview, Triple H spoke about WWE’s interest in bringing in NFL New England Patriots star player and massive longtime WWE fan Rob Gronkowski.
“Rob is very close with one of our stars, Mojo Rawley,” Triple H said. “We’ve met a few times, and he’s actually come down to the Performance Center and even done stuff with us at WrestleMania. He’s a great guy, an incredible player, and it’s hard not to root for him. I’ll be watching him, but that’s also because my wife is a massive Patriots fan.”
HHH added, “Gronk has mentioned WWE before, that he loves it and said had so much fun doing it. I don’t know if it’s something he’d be seriously interested in, but that’s how the conversation started with Ronda Rousey, too. Certainly the door is open for him at WWE.”
Check out the complete Triple H interview at SI.com.
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