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Triple H Reacts To Tommaso Ciampa Saying He Would Retire If WWE Puts Him On RAW Or SmackDown

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Veteran Vic Grimes celebrates his 57th birthday today.

The World Wrestling Federation hired Vic Grimes in 1999 and after some time in their ‘Memphis Power Pro Wrestling’ developmental promotion, he had his Monday Night RAW debut as “Key”, a drug dealer and friend of Prince Albert & Droz.

The character didn’t last very long and Grimes left the WWF to join Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he replaced P.N. News as a member of Da Baldies.

Later on he also worked for Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) and MTV’s short-lived project Wrestling Society X.


• Triple H Reacts To Tommaso Ciampa Saying He Would Retire If WWE Puts Him On RAW Or SmackDown

Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa recently said the following regarding working on the WWE main roster:

“Now it’s become a thing where I’ve legitimately vocalized to them like, if I have to go to RAW or Smackdown, I’m going to retire, and I would love to produce or coach or be a part of it, but there is no way that I’m taking on that load and going, ‘Yeah you know what, I’ll just have a six month run and then call it quits.’”

During a recent appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H had the following to say about Ciampa’s comments:

“I think there’s a part of Ciampa, though — that comes down to wear and tear and physicality of, in his current place physically, could he handle the schedule? Could he handle the grind and the wear and tear and everything else of a full run on Raw or Smackdown, right? It’s a different — that’s a different beast.

And even though that schedule has now dropped and has become much more manageable, especially if you have a family and everything else. But for him, he probably looks at it and says, ‘Look, if I was on the main roster, I have a run that’s this long.

If I was on NXT with a lessened schedule and much more manageable, I have a run that’s this long.’ He’d rather do this for a long period of time and then transition into doing all the other stuff that he loves.

I’ll tell you, when the time is right, he’ll be a phenomenal coach. He’ll be a phenomenal backstage producer. We’re letting him get experienced in that now. He goes to EVOLVE right now, and he’ll go there and he’ll sign autographs or whatever.

But then during the day, he’s a producer. He goes and he pulls the role that we do, right? He goes there and he’s passing on that knowledge to those kids, and he’s a producer and an agent there. And helps with their shows and does everything else.

And then when they’re producing the television event or the digital whatever it is that night, he’s helping with that. He’s picking up the things that we’re teaching him, and he’s putting it someplace else. And that’s gonna translate long-term in his career too.”

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