Triple H Had Many Naysayers And Resentment Towards Him When He Got His First Big Push In WWE

Triple H has done it all in the WWE and is now the COO of the company. But he had humble beginnings, including where he would job to many wrestlers until he finally clawed his way back to the main event scene.

On the latest  Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard discussed the backstage heat and resentment Triple H got when he got his first big push in the company. This is what he said:

“That was Vince, that’s the way Vince wanted it at that time. You come to me with your ideas and let’s do it — that was an invitation from Vince McMahon. So that’s how that happened. However the Triple H stuff, there was still an effect on the talent. There was still a hangover from those who had lived it with Shawn [Michaels].”

“There was the rumblings of, ‘Oh boy this is going to be Shawn Part 2. And Triple H, of course, learned from Shawn and he’s going to get in Vince’s ear and he’s going to run everything. So there were definitely those kinds of rumblings there at that time because never in a million years going back to the first time that Hunter won the championship that people were like: ‘What the f*ck?!’”

“If you were to ask all the agents and everything at the time if Triple H is the guy to go with and put the title on right now they would have said no. And to the math, I think everybody said no they shouldn’t do that with Hunter. But we did and it worked. So Hunter by invitation of Vince, he was like: ‘What do you got? Give it to me.” And [Triple H] did.”

“Vince has given that same speech and that same opportunity to a lot of guys. ‘If you’ve got ideas — bring them to me’ and if he likes them — by god, you’re in and he’s going to take your ideas. He liked Hunter’s ideas and he took them and used them so that was and there was a lot of jealousy and there was a lot of people behind the scenes going, ‘Oh boy he’s worked himself into a position now he’s put himself with the Boss’ Daughter so now he’s gonna go all the way to the top.’ I think there was a lot of jealousy and a lot of guys talking about it in the back.”

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h/t to Ringside News for the transcription.