Triple H is set to team up with A.J. Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson - three members of the legendary Bullet Club stable - at the upcoming WWE show on June 28 event in Tokyo, Japan.
The four men will go up against Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe and Bobby Lashley in an eight-man tag team bout. The reunion of the Bullet Club will be an emotional and thrilling moment for the fans in Japan.
Styles, Gallows and Anderson were all members of the iconic stable in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotion. In fact, Styles was the group's leader from 2014 to '16, before eventually moving on to the WWE - where he debuted at the 2016 Royal Rumble event.
So why would Triple H throw himself into the match, when he has nothing to do with the Bullet Club and the impact they left in NJPW? On the Oh, You Didn't Know podcast (h/t Ringside News), Brad Shepard talked to a WWE source who accused The Game of not being able to "help himself" when it comes to slotting his own name in big matches:
"I spoke to a source in WWE about Triple H teaming with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson for the WWE show on June 28th in Tokyo Japan. The source described this as ‘vintage Triple H getting himself in the mix with what will be the hottest act in Japan that night — the guy can’t help himself.’"
Well, Triple H is running the WWE alongside his father-in-law, Vince McMahon. We've grown accustomed to McMahon family members being able to run the show throughout the last few years, so nobody should be surprised that he's throwing himself into the Bullet Club's reunion.
Shane McMahon has been given a large quantity of television time over the last couple of months, for example. Triple H was the 2016 Royal Rumble winner and got to headline WrestleMania 31, where he lost to Roman Reigns. And of course, he defeated Undertaker at Super ShowDown in Australia back in October. After that, he and Shawn Michaels reformed D-Generation X, where they defeated the Brothers of Destruction at Crown Jewel. The Game has the power and ability to throw himself in as many main event matches as he wants, and whether fans like it or not, it's the perk of being the son-in-law of the WWE chairman.
What This Means
Again, it shouldn't be a surprise that Triple H uses his power to insert himself in the big matches. To be fair, he remains one of the most popular and admirable superstars in the world, and fans always love a bit of nostalgia. He remains in good shape and is still a major talent in the ring, and he's probably doing this with good intentions - rather than simply being on a power trip.