WWE News: Triple H on the WrestleMania 29 status of The Rock, Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, whether he's a former superstar, plans to combat the weather at the outdoor show
WWE executive Triple H spoke with the New York Post to promote WrestleMania 29 tickets going on sale. You can read the full interview at NYPost.com. The following are the highlights of the interview.
Triple H on WrestleMania 29 taking place outdoors: "Wrestlemania, in the past few years, has been outdoors, but there’s a difference in April 7th in Miami and in New York so it could be a bit nippy. I think for fans it doesn’t make a difference, especially in the New York-area because the majority of fans are used to sitting in the cold watching football or other things. Fans that come in from outside will bring appropriate attire, I’m sure.
"Football they wear pads and helmets and stuff to keep warm, but guys wrestling in trunks is a bit different. We’ve got it all figured out to have the heating right and make sure that everybody being there is going to have an enjoyable experience. I think that at the end of the day, it’s not going to make a difference where we are, enclosed or open, the atmosphere is going to be the same, it’s going to be electric."
Triple H after being labeled a former superstar: "Woah, woah, not former, I’m still in there now and then [laughs]."
Triple H on advertising The Rock vs. John Cena a year out: "I think that having something like that is a double-edged sword because it could lose its luster over the course of the year, if you hear about it enough, or it can be the attraction that you have to go see at the end of that year.
"I think this year as we go forward the excitement will be there for Wrestlemania being in New York and as we move forward and start to announce things it will get bigger and bigger. Rock has expressed his desire to be at Wrestlemania this year and to be the WWE Champion at some point, he guaranteed it. I guarantee Cena is going to be there, Brock Lesnar has been discussing his return being ar Wrestlemania.
"I’m sure as we get closer to the event I’m going to get very excited about maybe throwing the trunks back on and getting back in there for Wrestlemania. It’s going to be all of the action, all of the main events, everything you would ever expect out of Wrestlemania."
Triple H on Steve Austin appearing at WrestleMania 29: "I’d be surprised if Austin ever threw the trunks on again. You get to a certain point in your life where your mind thinks you can do a lot of things that you maybe can’t. I’d be surprised but I’ve learned in this business to never say never so you never know."
Powell's POV: In other words, The Rock, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar will work at WrestleMania, which shouldn't surprise anyone. I haven't heard anyone from WWE express real optimism that Austin will return to the ring, so it would be a hell of a surprise if he did. Hunter spoke more about WrestleMania 29, the WWE '13 video game's Attitude Era, and more.
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