I'm a hardcore wrestling fan and a card-carrying member of the Internet wrestling community, but I'm about to give some credit to Paul "Triple H" Levesque.
Let that sink in for a second.
Now, before the Internet wrestling community attempts to burn me at the stake for committing such a horrible act of treason, hear me out.
Although it has become an unwritten rule among wrestling fans to hate Triple H and the power he wields, we have to give credit where credit is due.
While some believe he has used, and sometimes abused, his power within the WWE to make things beneficial for him and him alone, he has, in reality, done a lot of good since donning the suit and gaining more say inside the ivory tower in Stamford, Conn.
Among the good is placing a lot of emphasis on the development of new talent in the WWE. Whether the WWE is doing everything exactly right with NXT and the Performance Center is still to be determined, but putting effort into finding and developing new stars by putting money behind such an endeavor is certainly admirable, not to mention smart.
But where Triple H has really made his mark isn't with the superstars of the future. It's with the superstars of the past.
World Championship Wrestling legend Sting was recently announced as the pre-order bonus for the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game. To commemorate the occasion, the WWE began selling a Sting t-shirt on its web site.
This marks the first time Sting (real name Steve Borden) has been involved with the WWE on a business level. It’s something that some people never thought they would have seen. That’s been happening a lot lately.