The post-Royal Rumble media briefing was notably the first one headed by Paul “Triple H” Levesque during a challenging week for WWE. This period was marked by his father-in-law, Vince McMahon, formerly the executive chairman of TKO, being embroiled in a recent lawsuit with allegations of sex trafficking.
Questions inevitably surfaced regarding Levesque’s awareness of the lawsuit’s details. Though commenting on an active legal case might not have been possible, the manner in which he responded, or chose not to, was quite revealing in itself.
“I did not, I did not,” Levesque said when asked by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics if he had read the lawsuit. “I think Cody mentioned it that we all found out real time when you were, and that’s the truth.”
He was also asked a question about his awareness of the incidents mentioned in the lawsuit during his attempts to remove McMahon from power and the potential impact of these allegations on WWE’s future partnerships. This question was particularly pertinent given the recent incident where Slim Jim momentarily withdrew its Royal Rumble sponsorship, only to reinstate it following McMahon’s resignation.
“I’m gonna do exactly what you would expect me to do here,” Levesque said, “Look, we just had an amazing week. And I just said, a 10-year, $5 billion Netflix deal. Rock joining our board. We just sold out the Royal Rumble, put 48,000 people into Tropicana Field. I choose to focus on the positives.”