Triple H Back At WWE RAW After Missing Friday's SmackDown

WWE Chief Content Officer, Paul "Triple H" Levesque missed the May 12 edition of "SmackDown," but according to Fightful Select, Levesque was back in-person to oversee creative for the May 15 edition of "Raw." Bruce Prichard reportedly took over the role while Levesque was gone Friday. The reason for his absence has not been revealed.


Levesque has been WWE's Chief Content Officer since September 2022 and before that, in July 2022, Levesque had already been promoted to the Head of Creative. It's worth noting that around a week after the news came about the UFC and WWE merger, WWE CEO Nick Khan had "assured" fans that the WWE Hall of Famer was going to stay the "sole Chief Creative Officer."  His role has been in question since the return of Vince McMahon, who for the April 24 edition of "Raw," made several rewrites to the episode. 

During last Friday's "SmackDown," Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns made his return to WWE programming, while Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez successfully defended the WWE Women's Tag Team Champion against Damage CTRL's Dakota Kai and Bayley. Also, AJ Styles defeated Bobby Lashley in the semi-final match for the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. The idea of introducing a second title was said to be Levesque's idea.


In this past episode of "Raw," Mustafa Ali won the Intercontinental Championship Number One Contender's Battle Royal, Cody Rhodes accepted Brock Lesnar's challenge for a match at Night of Champions, and Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler made their returns to WWE TV and attacked Raquel Rodriguez.