News & Notes from WWE Backlash Press Conference

News & Notes from WWE Backlash Press Conference

News & Notes from WWE Backlash Press Conference – New Women’s Tag Team Champions Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill, Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes, and Chief Creative Officer Triple H took questions from the media following Saturday’s WWE Backlash France in Lyon, France.

Here are notes from the press conference which was shorter than usual:

Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill

  • Belair noted that the women showed up tonight, saying that the women’s division can put on amazing matches. Belair said they are moving on from accomplishing firsts, it’s now the norm.

Cody Rhodes

  • He told a story about how he and his wife were eating dinner when he said just winning the WWE Championship and getting to hold it would be enough for him. Cody said that Brandi told him he was “full of s***”, saying he’d just want to make things even bigger. He put over both the crowd in France and AJ Styles.
  • When asked who he would like to face next, he said he would like to refer that to Triple H. He did say that LA Knight is someone he looks at because there’s a flavor there, and it is a match he is interested in. He also mentioned he wonders how he would do against his former mentor Randy Orton.
  • Someone asked about Dustin Rhodes not being at WrestleMania and asked Cody if he had talked to him. He said he had the shortest talk ever at WrestleMania, but also the greatest. Dustin told him that “he’s doing it now,” and to Cody, that’s the best feeling ever. He said that before Sting or Shawn Micheals was his favorite wrestler, it was Dustin Rhodes and he has advocated for Dustin to go into the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • Mentioned that Jamie Knoble called him the “golden boy”. He said if he is the face of this new era, he hopes the fans have the excitement, love, and happiness that it has brought him.

Triple H

  • Put over how loud the fans were tonight. Triple H said they were so loud that people couldn’t hear one another in the gorilla position.
  • Triple H reiterated that this was the largest gate in any arena in WWE history. He does not expect this to be the last time they are in France.
  • He also put over the recent European tour, singling out Italy and saying he would be looking into them. He said that if a major country wants WWE, they have to do what France did.
  • He mentioned London Mayor Sadiq Khan getting re-elected, saying they should talk
  • When asked if they would run a stadium show in France in the future, Triple H said he got a text from Nick Khan during the show with the word “stadium”.
  • Someone asked how he was doing after everything that has happened in the last few years between his health, the Vince McMahon allegations, and the TKO takeover. He said he was doing fine, all of the other stuff is stuff that happens. He said that he loves doing this and loves the process. One thing WWE stresses is fun, they are here to entertain people and put smiles on people’s faces.
  • One final question was asked regarding Drew Gulak getting released and if it had anything to do with Ronda Rousey’s allegations. Triple H sidestepped the Rousey allegations and said that they release talent all the time. In Gulak’s case, he was not released, his contract just wasn’t renewed.

News & Notes from WWE Backlash Press Conference

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