While speaking with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Paul "Triple H" Levesque discussed his future with WWE now that he's retired from in-ring competition.
Levesque announced his retirement as an in-ring performer during the interview with Smith. When asked about his role as a WWE executive, Levesque said he's not letting that go. Levesque said he's back at the office but, in some manner, has to step back a little bit while recovering from his health issues.
"My foot's not off the gas. I suppose in some manner I've got to step back a little bit. I'm still in recovery and my endurance is not exactly quite what it used to be before," Levesque said.
"But right now, I'm back. I'm at the office. I am fully focused on recruiting and development of our talent in the future. Whether that's building more Performance Centers, whether that's finding the next young stud that's out there -- male or female. Like Gable Steveson... recently two-time NCAA champion, gold medalist at the Olympics. His next step is, as you saw him leaving his shoes on the mat the other day, his next step is with WWE and with us. It's finding that. It's creating that future. That's the biggest focus for me. And as we move forward from there, it's making sure that WWE is a success for generations to come."
Levesque is WWE's executive vice president of global talent strategy and development.
WWE announced in September 2021 that Levesque had undergone a successful procedure following a "cardiac event." Levesque told Smith that, even before his health issues, he was already at a place where he was comfortable being done with in-ring wrestling unless the right idea came along. Levesque said he did have a conversation with Vince McMahon about doing something at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, but those plans were shut down once Levesque's health scare happened.
Levesque full 15-minute interview on "Stephen A's World" is available to watch below: