Triple H Gave Health Update Amid Major New WWE Role

Triple H Gave Health Update Amid Major New WWE Role

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Paul 'Triple H' Levesque said he feels "great" healthwise amid his new role as WWE's head of creative.

Levesque, who took over the role following the retirement of his father-in-law, Vince McMahon, recently reassumed his previous executive duties full-time after recovering from a heart procedure in September 2021.

"I feel great, you know, glitch in the road, luckily for me, it was caught," Levesque told BT Sport's Ariel Helwani. "It took a little bit to get over it, to get past it, but I'm past it, I'm over it. I've got a clean bill of health, I'm 100 percent. I'm very aware of all of it, I'm very aware of, really, what's important in your life and your family and everything else, but I love this business and, for me, I approach it a little bit differently.

"Actually, there's this thing called, 'sleep,' that every know and then you can get. That's really good advice for all of you, right? Like don't be afraid of sleeping. But, I'm back. I'm 100 percent. I'm ready to go and I'm ready to tear through this and try to put on a big pair of shoes that, like I said, can't really fill but we're all going to do our best and we're going to make this thing just go to places it's never been before."

Levesque said his experience has given him "a new appreciation for life," adding that "it's precious, it doesn't last long."

On Monday (July 25), Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reports WWE confirmed Levesque would take over as head of creative in an email sent to employees.

"Email just sent to WWE employees. Paul Levesque is the top man responsible for creative," Meltzer tweeted.

WWE announced Levesque would resume his executive position as WWE's EVP of talent relations effective immediately on Friday (July 22), hours before McMahon officially announced his retirement.

“I look forward to returning to my prior position as head of Talent Relations. I’m healthy, fired up, and ready to take charge,” Levesque said at the time in a news release shared on WWE.com.

Last month, Levesque reportedly told people at the company's Performance Center that he's returned to lead its NXT developmental brand.

John Pollock of PostWrestling.com reports Levesque told people "he's back" while visiting the Orlando Performance Center on June 22, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

The June report came days after his wife, Stephanie McMahon, was named interim CEO and chairwoman of WWE amid her father's decision to step down from both roles last week.

Vince McMahon officially announced his retirement in an official statement shared by the company on Friday, confirming Stephanie McMahon and WWE President Nick Khan would take over as co-CEOs amid his departure.

Levesque officially announced his retirement from in-ring competition in March and was absent from his role leading NXT after undergoing a heart procedure in September 2021.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported WWE was keeping the Levesque's status quiet, but he was in good enough shape to be taking phone calls, days after his procedure.

The report indicated active WWE superstars were told they could contact Levesque but weren't allowed to discuss any WWE business with him.

WWE shared news of Levesque's procedure in a news release shared on September 8.

“Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event," the statement read. "The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.”

The 14-time former World Champion has overseen WWE's NXT brand and the WWE Performance Center in Winter Park, Florida throughout its launch, though the leadership role has been filled by his former tag-team partner and longtime close friend Shawn Michaels in his absence.

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Former NFL Player Indicted on Murder Charge in His Girlfriend's Death

Former NFL Player Indicted on Murder Charge in His Girlfriend's Death

Former NFL tight end Kevin Ware was indicted on murder and tampering charges in the death of his girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski, on Thursday (July 28), Harris County (Texas) District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement obtained by NBC News on Thursday (July 28).

Ware, 41, is charged with murder and tampering with evidence, specifically a corpse, in relation to the death of Pomaski, whose remains were found in December 2021 and confirmed to match her in May 2022.

Pomaski, 29, was last reported to be seen at a party at her home in Spring, Texas on April 25, 2021, and her disappearance was described as suspicious by the sheriff's office.

Pomaski's remains were located on December 10, 2021, in an area within Harris County that sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed was identified during the investigation at the time of the discovery.

Ware, who played tight end for the now-Washington Commanders in 2003 and San Francisco 49ers in 2004 during his two-year NFL career, was questioned in connection to Pomaski's disappearance in June 2021, authorities confirmed to NBC News.

Ware has been held without bond for an unrelated incident in which he is accused of violating conditions of bond for a case involving drug and weapons charges, KPRC reports.

A court filing in June sought to have Ware's bond revoked in relation to the separate incident as Montgomery County prosecutors described him as a suspect in the Pomaski case, despite the designation not having been used by lead investigators in Harris County.

Ware's attorney, Coby DuBose, told KPRC in December that the "filing is the first time that it's been suggested that he is a suspect" in relation to the case of Pomaski's disappearance.

"He’s been cooperative," DuBose said at the time. "He’s told the police everything that he knows and he’s led them through his house."

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Zion Williamson's "Weight Clause" is Completely Fair

Zion Williamson's "Weight Clause" is Completely Fair

Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers

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It was revealed on Thursday that part of Zion Williamson's 5-year, $193 million contract extension stipulates that he must stay under 295 lbs as well as have his body fat percentage measured. While some are arguing that these stipulations are out of bounds, Ben Maller says Zion deserves them.

Ben Maller: "The Pelicans are moving their chips into the middle of the table and Zion AGREED to his contract. They wanna make sure (they being the team) that Zion does not eat them out of contention."

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Cardinals Knew Kyler's Contract Clause Would Become Public Knowledge

Cardinals Knew Kyler's Contract Clause Would Become Public Knowledge

Arizona Cardinals Introduce Kyler Murray

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Friday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, the Cardinals reportedly scrapped the clause in Kyler Murray's contract requiring him to do 4 hours of "independent study" every week, but 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe think they might have already accomplished what they wanted, putting Kyler Murray on notice publicly.

Jonas Knox: "Kyler stepped up to the mic and just started laying everybody out and started calling everybody out for what happened because he was embarrassed. And then the organization realized, 'Oh, we got to make a change here. We got to do something.' If anything, it made it worse, so then why was this ever there to begin with?

LaVar Arrington: "There is a level of, I can have plausible deniability. If this didn't work out, well you can recall back when we did the contract, we put x, y and z in the contract.'

If I have a job within that organization, I am going to make sure that I protect my interests within that business. Somebody was protecting their interests as it applied to Kyler Murray, and part of it had to have been the idea of how he prepares. Bottom line."

Brady Quinn: "What's fascinating to me about this is, they wanted it to be public knowledge and they couldn't leak it. They couldn't do it any other way other than getting them to agree to it, put it in the contract, signing and agreeing to the contract, it becoming public, and then knowing they can always come back and go, 'You know we're just gonna remove it.' But no one's gonna forget about this because it's the first time in the history of the NFL we've had a clause like this. And so he's put on notice, they've made it public knowledge... It's an incredibly savvy move if Steve Keim came up with it."

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Up On Game Cracks the Code of Kyler Murray's Homework Clause

Up On Game Cracks the Code of Kyler Murray's Homework Clause

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LaVar Arrington: "I can't say I'm upset with the clause. They said 'additional' 4 hours. I think we cracked the code on this one. They want that 4 hours where he is putting an hour a day of extra time in with the coach at the facility. That's why it's not an egregious amount of time, and they're going to monitor. He's clearly not doing it already. The Cardinals experienced something that makes them feel as though there is more he can do to be the player he's capable of being."

TJ Houshmandzadeh: "If you give a guy $160 million guaranteed, if you can't trust him to do the right things, you've got the wrong guy. If my wife says she's going to hang out with her friends and I'm hanging out at the crib wondering what she's doing, I've got the wrong wife. The Cardinals embarrassed him, they know they embarrassed him, but you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. The agent gotta go!"


LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh, and Plaxico Burress react to the drama surrounding Kyler Murray's homework clause in his new extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The guys break down the the reasons they believe why the clause was included in the contract and give insight on how players handle film throughout the season.

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Jason Smith: This Is Why Mahomes Has The Reputation That He Does

Jason Smith: This Is Why Mahomes Has The Reputation That He Does

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Jason Smith: "This story is gonna show you that not every story is, ‘oh my god, were on completely different sides’ there’s both sides to this. And suddenly, it’s became a race thing. He was asked a question and he answered it as diplomatically as he could. He wanted people to know that black people are fighting through an issue in the NFL. It’s interesting that people make it a racial thing. He went on to say that Tom Brady has to go on and prove himself. You know what, both sides are going crazy. But both sides are correct."

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The Patriots are Setting Up Mac Jones to Fail

The Patriots are Setting Up Mac Jones to Fail

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Chris Broussard: “Defensively, the Patriots are gonna be fine. They’ve won Super Bowls without a defensive coordinator. The fact they haven't named an offensive coordinator, that does give me pause. This team has never won a Super Bowl without one. And, how do you put your 2nd year QB in a position were he doesn’t have someone to look to! Rob, I think the relationship between the OC and QB should be tight. Mac Jones will need someone to turn to and that someone won’t be there. This is setting up your young quarterback for failure.”

Chris Broussard thinks that without an OC, Mac Jones will fail.

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Doug Gottlieb Says 'Over the Hill' Draymond Green is Not Worth a Max Deal

Doug Gottlieb Says 'Over the Hill' Draymond Green is Not Worth a Max Deal

Doug Gottlieb: No one is against them re-signing Draymond Green and I think Draymond Green brings an incredible amount of intangibles, but there does come a point where the ‘tangibles’ just aren’t at the level of what you’re being paid. This is the downfall of every dynasty; overpaying guys for PAST success when they are clearly over the hill. If you look at Jordan’s Bulls, they did not stay attached to guys outside Jordan and Pippen. Horace Grant was their super-athletic big guy, he wasn’t their power forward on their second run. They added Dennis Rodman for the second run. Their point guard in the beginning was John Paxson, their point guard in the end was Steve Kerr. It wasn’t that John Paxson wasn’t a great player or a great fit alongside Jordan, he just got to a point where he wasn’t what he used to be. They also had Ron Harper as well. You gotta be very careful of staying attached to these ancillary pieces even when they have great intangibles. No one is saying you don’t want Draymond Green but we have to be realistic here. As much as he’s the straw who stirs the drink – he’s the ‘point center’ and he does all these other thing, there were times where he wasn’t good enough and they were better off without him on the court. There’s a huge gap between moving on from Draymond Green and not offering him a max contract, and somewhere between the two is where they’re likely to land. Forty million dollars for Draymond Green? I’m going to pass on that. Twenty million? Okay. That’s a lot but okay.” (Full Video Above)

Watch Doug Gottlieb discuss why he doesn’t think ‘over the hill’ Draymond Green deserves a 4-year, $164 million max extension with the Warriors as a secondary piece to a Golden State super team.

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Kyler Murray Is Mad at the Wrong People

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In direct reaction to the public pressure surrounding the “study” clause in Kyler Murray’s contract, the Arizona Cardinals announced they have removed said clause from that contract. It probably should never been there in the first place, but Dan wonders why Kyler decided to have a press conference about it. Kyler used it to lash out at the media for questioning his preparation when he should have been more upset with the team for including the clause in the first place, and his agent for allowing it to be included.

Dan Patrick: “Why are you directing this to the media when saying, ‘You all?’ Why didn’t you say, ‘Hey, let’s bring down Steve Keim the GM, and let’s bring in Kliff Kingsbury?’ Let’s bring in the ownership as well, they’re the ones that put it in. Kyler, that’s when you don’t have a press conference...This should have been, ‘I’m disappointed, I’m angry because I’m embarrassed by this.’”

Original author: Michael

Brandon Staley Will Live or Die By His Aggressive Mindset

Brandon Staley Will Live or Die By His Aggressive Mindset

Los Angeles Chargers v Las Vegas Raiders

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Thursday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Chargers HC Brandon Staley talks about the aggressive mindset he instills in his team to defy the math and go for it on 4th downs when it feels right. Jonas Knox, Brady Quinn and LaVar Arrington believe that style is what makes the Chargers one of the hottest teams to watch this season.

Brady Quinn: "The strategy that he's implemented, it's sounds because he believes in his quarterback. He feels like he's got a kid who's special and he does in Justin Herbert... The only problem with this is there's gonna be a fourth down they go for that ends up being one of the most memorable moments in NFL history, or it's going to cost him his job.

I think that's the type of guy that Brandon Staley is. He's gonna live and die by the decisions that he makes, not what someone else makes or dictates to him. It's aggressive. It's risky. It may pay off, it may not, but that's what makes it fun to watch."

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