Triple H is one of the most polarizing figures in wrestling history. From his early days in WWE, Triple H has always been involved in various stories of drama with other wrestlers. His placement in the backstage faction known as the Kliq along with Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman earned him a negative reputation with the other wrestlers in the company. The next stage of Triple H’s career dating Vince McMahon’s daughter led to him making even more enemies in WWE. Triple H developing more power backstage along with dominating the main event picture just added some fire to the negative stories about him.
Countless wrestlers have had bad things to say about Triple H as a wrestler, as a co-worker and as a human being after leaving WWE. We'll take a look at how Triple H has reacted to quite a few of them. There are times that Triple H’s snarky attitude will come out with his insults taking aim at those that insulted him. Other instances call for him refusing to acknowledge them or give those stories any credence. This list will look at both examples with seven times Triple H fired back at wrestlers and eight times he didn’t.
15 Didn’t: New Age Outlaws
A pair of close friends soured against Triple H after they were released by WWE. The New Age Outlaws were very important parts of D-Generation X with all of the members making great money together. Triple H was the leader and wanted to move on to bigger things. Both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were eventually released following the end of DX and held it against Triple H.
14 Fired back: CM Punk
The biggest enemy of Triple H in recent years is definitely CM Punk. Both men were rumored to have hated each other for years leading to Punk walking out on the company. Punk spoke out against WWE once following his departure and Triple H was his biggest target. According to Punk, Triple H tried to sabotage his push on numerous occasions and he viewed the legend as a hypocrite.
13 Didn’t: Rob Van Dam
The history of Triple H “burying” other talents will bring up the memory of Rob Van Dam never getting a major push at his peak. Triple H held on to the World Championship more than anyone else and Van Dam was one of the top wrestlers to lose title shots at the expense of making The Game look strong. RVD trashed Triple H in interviews and basically implied the rumors of Triple H burying him were correct.
12 Fired back: The Rock
The dislike between Triple H and The Rock lasted many years due to them being in direct competition for a top spot since entering the company. Both men were mid-carders making waves at the same time and reached the main event scene in a similar time frame. Triple H apparently always had it out for The Rock. Bret Hart claimed Triple H tried to sabotage Rock’s career by using Shawn Michaels’ backstage power.
11 Didn’t: Vince Russo
One recent pundit to start throwing shade at Triple H has been former WWE writer Vince Russo. Both men worked together during the days of D-Generation X when Russo was the lead writer for Triple H’s first big pushes in the company. Russo leaving for WCW saw him get excommunicated from WWE with his reputation going down the train.
10 Fired back: Hulk Hogan
Triple H held a grudge against Hulk Hogan for quite some time after the two worked together. Their relationship started off poorly when Triple H had to drop the WWE Championship to Hogan just one month after reclaiming it in a huge career moment after coming back from injury. Things got worse through the years when Hogan continued to come in and out of the company.
9 Didn’t: Paul London
One of the more egregious actions of Triple H came when he definitely buried both Paul London and Brian Kendrick. The fan favorite tag team came to the ring when Triple H was getting attacked by three heels. Everyone assumed the odds being even would lead to a six-man tag match. Instead, Triple H hit London and Kendrick with the Pedigree and laughed at them thus sinking their WWE careers in the process.
8 Fired back: Daniel Bryan
Triple H insulted Daniel Bryan before the two men ever even had any working relationship. Bryan used to make his name as the top star for Ring of Honor. The name value of Bryan continued to rise with his great performances. Bryan started to refer to himself as “the best in the world” and the fan base to follow his career believed it.
7 Didn’t: Ken Shamrock
The enemies of Triple H from the Attitude Era are the ones that have seen him have public wars with. This is likely due to Triple H not having to care about his perception as he has in recent years with his position in the company. One surprising name that he never publicly ripped was Ken Shamrock. The comments of Shamrock about Triple H have been insulting to say the least.
6 Fired back: Ultimate Warrior
One interesting story regarding a Triple H beef featured his relationship with the Ultimate Warrior. The 80s star received more chances in WWE during the 90s and Triple H was a victim of his booking power. Warrior refused to have a competitive match with Triple H at WrestleMania XII and destroyed him in a matter of minutes.
5 Didn’t: Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle’s recent return to WWE for the 2017 Hall of Fame and the role as Raw General Manager has him happier than ever. The departure from Angle leaving WWE back in 2006 saw him trash many people in the company. Triple H was a target of Angle in various shoot interviews. The Olympic Gold Medalist claimed Triple H was always jealous of him and uses his politics to hold down his enemies.
4 Fired back: Goldberg
Goldberg and Triple H had one of the biggest rivalries behind the scenes even before they ever worked together. The two reportedly had a negative interaction after running into each other at a convention during the Monday Night Wars. Following the two exchanging words, Goldberg and Triple H went back and forth in interviews throwing shade at each other.
3 Didn’t: Alberto Del Rio
The biggest recent story of someone trashing Triple H is Alberto Del Rio. Many reports indicate that Triple H was the one trying to keep apart Del Rio and Paige when they started dating. Del Rio has confirmed that he always had a terrible relationship with Triple H and that Vince McMahon was the one that pushed for him to make it.
2 Fired Back: Scott Steiner
Scott Steiner has been the most vocal person against Triple H for about twelve years now. A horrible feud between the two destroyed Steiner’s chances of getting a main event push in WWE. Steiner was released after wallowing in obscurity for about a year or two after the Triple H matches. Following his release, Steiner went in on Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair with personal insults.
1 Didn’t: Chyna
The controversial end to Triple H’s relationship with Chyna in 2001 saw him cheat on her with Stephanie McMahon. It led to Chyna’s contract not being picked up as WWE didn’t want to have to deal with Vince McMahon’s daughter being involved in this awkward situation. Things worked out great for Triple H and Stephanie as they're still together today. Unfortunately, Chyna’s story turned into a tragedy.
Chyna developed various addictions to dangerous substances in the years after leaving WWE. The train wreck situation saw her in the news for many negative things. Triple H was one of her targets as she consistently ran his name through the mud with various allegations claiming he hit her among other things. While WWE’s PR team did release a statement on behalf of Triple H, he never directly addressed her.
In fact, Triple H always refrained from getting into a public war slinging insults back and forth with his ex. The only time he really spoke on Chyna in depth was after her death by saying positive things about her career.
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