Triple H came out to address two key points on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw: D-Generation X's upcoming into the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame class and that some of the top talents from NXT would debut on the main roster that night.
Though The Game received a strong reception in Portland, Oregon, he's apparently receiving some backlash for how he performed the segment on Raw. On the Oh, You Didn't Know podcast (h/t Ringside News), Brad Shepard (citing a WWE source), explained why some weren't happy with Triple H's actions this Monday.
"They went on to criticize Triple H specifically who’s not as popular as he thinks he is in WWE headquarters by the way," Shepard said. "They essentially said, ‘You know he decides to put him and his friends in the Hall Of Fame, then he goes out on Raw and introduces the NXT call-ups in advance because that’ll get them over.'"
It turned out to be a highly successful episode of Raw nonetheless. Johnny Gargano, Ricochet, Aleister Black and Tommaso Ciampa all dazzled on the main roster. It's safe to say all four of these NXT superstars stole the show in Portland.
Triple H expressed in an interview with ESPN how special it was to have all members of DX - himself, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, Chyna and X-Pac. There was a lengthy controversy about WWE refusing to induct Chyna into the Hall of Fame, given the impact she had on the women's division.
But finally, WWE decided it was time to induct her - along with the other five members. To some, it might look selfish on Triple H's end to have himself inducted, but it's hard to deny that he's more than deserving of the spot. And really, it wouldn't make much sense to induct the whole group while excluding The Game.
What This Means
Triple H - along with the McMahon family - have been criticized in the past for often displaying their egos, especially when it comes to stealing the spotlight at WrestleMania and other pay-per-view shows. But in this instance, he probably deserves a pass for simply inducting the wrestlers who helped him build up the legendary status of D-X.