Triple H appeared on ESPN on Tuesday morning to promote next Sunday’s WrestleMania 33 event in Orlando, Florida. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On the current status of Shaquille O’Neal vs. Big Show for WrestleMania 33: “It’s a funny thing that we have conversations with Shaq all the time, I think he and Big Show are having a lot of fun egging each other on. Who would’ve thought both Shaq and Big Show would’ve both had abs, they’ve talked themselves into both getting in shape. It’s phenomenal. It’s a win win for both of them whether it happens or not. I think it’s all on Shaq and Big Show and what they really want to do. Right now I think they’re just poking each other.”
On his WrestleMania 33 match with Seth Rollins and pressure to out-perform himself each time out: “Every year. I can tell you the hardest thing in the world for me is – when you do this job all the time you’re just in this mode, you don’t have to think, you just do. When you don’t do it for a year, I hadn’t wrestled I wrestled a couple of shows the other day just to get back on track, I hadn’t wrestled since last year’s Wrestlemania pretty much. That year off is like not playing football for a year and getting thrown in the Super Bowl. You just don’t even remember the plays and you freak out. That pressure is difficult, it’s really hard. I never thought about it, to me as special as it was when you’re doing this 200 or 300 days a year, Wrestlemania is just another show and another day and you can do it again tomorrow. You want it to be special but you don’t think about it too much because you do this all the time. Now it’s a whole different level. When you get inside your own head it’s a lot of pressure.”
WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2nd from Orlando, Florida. Join us here on 4/2 for live results coverage of the event.
Final stop of the day: @WWEonESPN @SportsCenter. Thanks for having me today. @WrestleMania is less than 2 weeks away… #GameTime pic.twitter.com/QwekHdyxhT
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 21, 2017