Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
According to sources within WWE, the general feeling backstage is that Triple H will be winding down his in-ring career later this year and will focus more on backstage stuff and corporate issues. That doesn't mean he'll be retiring from in-ring competition but will scale back on the amount of in-ring wrestling he does. It also depends on how well he recovers from this latest injury. One source notes that in addition to "H" starring in his own WWE Studios film, he has also been learning more on WWE's marketing strategies.
It should also be noted that Stephanie McMahon has been traveling much less these days as she tends to their three daughters at home in Connecticut. She still attends office meetings and WWE TV tapings but not nearly as much as in the past.
Head SD! writer Michael Hayes and head RAW writer Brian Gewirtz are the two main creative powers within WWE behind Vince McMahon of course. It's said to be a much more 'relaxed' atmosphere without Stephanie around according to sources.
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