5 Facts About Triple H You Didn’t Know!
The King of Kings, the Cerebral Assassin, the Game… Whatever you want to call him, Triple H has done a lot for the WWE over the years. Not only was he part of one of the most influential stables of all time, one that helped define an era, but he’s also taken a corporate role as COO of the company. Since Hunter became a big deal in the WWE, talk has been floating around of him “playing favorites”.
- More specifically, many wrestlers claim that those who are friends with Triple H often have more frequent and frankly better opportunities in their careers. There are actually some prime examples who fit this claim, such as Randy Orton, Batista, Sheamus, and even Seth Rollins. The statement was also backed up by CM Punk who straight up said that “if you’re friends with Hunter, your career will flourish”.
- Another area where Triple H is often questioned is his own success in the WWE and how it relates to his wife, Stephanie McMahon. Of course, Stephanie is the daughter of Vince McMahon, chairman, and CEO of the WWE, which has caused many to question if Hunter’s rise to fame and power was well deserved. As you may know, Triple H struggled early in his career to make a name for himself, yet after he began dating Stephanie he won 10 of his 14 World Heavyweight titles and 3 of 5 Intercontinental championships.
- If you watched wrestling back in the ’90s, you know of the infamous “Curtain Call” that changed the industry forever. At a House Show in 1996, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were appearing in their final matches under the WWE, competing against Shawn Michaels and Triple H respectively. At the end of the night, Scott Hall entered the ring to embrace fellow “babyface” Michaels. Shortly after however, Hunter and Nash, both unwavering heels, joined the pair for a group hug and salute to the crowd. This single moment, now known as the “Curtain Call”, forever changed professional wrestling as the illusion of good guys and bad guys was shattered for fans around the world.
- Unfortunately, WWE is no stranger to accusations of racial discrimination, and the topic of racial sensitivity has often been an issue for pro wrestling in general. While Triple H and Booker T were hyping their match at WrestleMania 19, Hunter cut a promo that many have deemed downright racist. Triple H was quoted saying “people like Booker” couldn’t win the world title and that Booker was “only there to make people like him laugh”. Of course, many took this as a reference to African-Americans, while Triple H later claimed that this was a play on Booker’s WCW past and real-life criminal record.
- Possibly the most disturbing and disgusting storyline the minds of WWE have ever produced, Triple H was involved as what can only be described as a case of necrophilia. In a feud with the Big Red Machine, Triple H revealed that Kane had killed his girlfriend, Katie Vick, in a car crash. The story took a disturbing turn when Triple H went on to molest the deceased, in her casket, while wearing Kane’s mask. This will forever be amongst the most disturbing WWE storylines and is at the top of the list of things that the company wants you to forget.