Considering that Triple H began his career as one of WWE’s Superstars, he has managed to climb the ranks and become one of the most powerful people in the entire company.
While Triple H will always be remembered as one of the biggest stars in the company and as a former World Champion (a title that he last won earlier this year at the Royal Rumble), he now plies his trade behind the scenes in WWE instead.
Over the past few years, Triple H has proved that he has what it takes to be the member of the McMahon family to take control over the company when Vince McMahon decides to step down, by booking and controlling all of the talent down in NXT.
NXT has become an absolute phenomenon over the past few years and that is mostly to do with the fact that Triple H knows what he is doing down there.
Obviously, this means that Triple H has made many friends with the NXT talent as they have been pushed to the top of the company. Triple H has made a lot of friends outside of WWE, with some of them quite surprising revelations.
Because wrestling throws many different personalities together, there are many friends that many of the WWE Universe wouldn’t expect to actually see hanging out together. But the following list of wrestlers have actually been taken under the wing of Triple H and have actually become close friends.
15. Jamie Noble
It comes as no surprise that the former Cruiserweight is good friends with Triple H. Jamoe Noble played a big part in The Authority storyline a few years ago, which allowed him to work quite closely with Triple H.
Since that storyline ended and Jamie Noble was taken off WWE TV, he has been working alongside the COO backstage in WWE. Noble has been helping Triple H for a long time and it has been mentioned a few times that he has creative input on the show. As a former wrestler himself, it makes sense for WWE to allow Noble to help book a product that he is used to being a part of. While not surprising, we can definitely call this an unlikely friendship considering the different backgrounds of both men.
14. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is t he only ever NXT Champion to have been given the opportunity to appear on both the main roster and NXT. This shows how much trust Triple H has in Kevin Owens. Owens had already made a name for himself on the Independent Circuit when he was signed to WWE and it seems that Triple H has allowed him to forge his own path.
Owens has become one of the biggest stars in the company under Triple H’s guidance and it comes as no surprise that he is currently the longest reigning Universal Champion and one of best things on Raw. Triple H has tweeted his support of Owens many times and it’s obvious that he is proud of how far he has come.
13. Shinsuke Nakamura
The Japanese sensation has changed the face of NXT over the past few months with his Strong Style taking over right now. But there is a very big reason that Shinsuke Nakamura is already a two-time NXT Champion, and that man is Triple H.
The man who controls NXT wouldn’t allow someone to be the face of his brand if he didn’t believe that they were the future. Nakamura has done so much in NXT in such a short period of time. All this despite the fact that he isn’t very good at promos, Triple H is still fully invested in the star and the duo have shown how close they have become many times on Social Media. It will be interesting to see how much Triple H can protect Nakamura once he is called up to the main roster,
12. Sasha Banks
Charlotte and Sasha Banks have changed the face of the Women’s Division over the past few months because they have been given many opportunities in WWE. And why is that? This was mostly because Sasha is very close to Triple H backstage and Charlotte is the daughter of his hero.
Sasha, the former NXT and Raw Women’s Champion has been given so many chances to make history and to prove that she is the best, that it is obvious that she has some pull with backstage, at least with Triple H (Vince is believed to not be big on Sasha). Take nothing away from Sasha, she is one of the best female wrestlers that the company have had in a while and she deserves everything that she has been given in WWE.
11. Mojo Rawley
The Hype Bro has proved himself so much in the time he’s been in WWE and even though he still has a lot of doubters, Triple H is one of the main people who are pushing him forward right now. And as we all know, having the support of Triple H is not a bad thing.
Triple H posted a personal message on Twitter to the former NXT star when he was drafted up to the main roster because he was so proud of the fact that he had worked so hard and deserved a place up on the SmackDown live brand. It will be interesting to see where he goes now that his partner, Zack Ryder is out injured, but if Triple H is backing him, then he will definitely go far in WWE.