Pretty much every wrestling fan knows that Triple and the "Ninth Wonder of the World," Chyna, were dating for a period of time before – although, some may say during, but I’ll get into that – he got with Stephanie McMahon. Since the duo split and Chyna’s rather unceremonious dumping from WWE, there’s been tons of speculation as to what actually ensued between the ex-wrestling superstar couple. Plenty of dirty laundry’s been aired, mainly from Chyna, with Triple H and WWE retorting back to dispute her claims, and plenty of other prominent names in the industry who knew a thing or two about the situation have also chimed in, taking sides and supporting their respective wrestler. Consequently there’s been a ton of stuff spewed about from both camps; ascertaining which statements and accusations are true is anybody’s guess – have a read of what’s been said and make your own minds up.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that their rocky yet headline-making relationship was shrouded in controversy, but why was that so? What went on behind the scenes that we, as wrestling fans, didn’t know about? These are 15 things you probably didn’t know about Triple H and Chyna’s controversial time together, and about how their relationship changed when they officially broke up.
15 Triple H Opened Doors For Chyna
When Chyna and Triple H first began dating, Triple H was already on his way to establishing himself as the next big thing in wrestling, someone who was going to be around for a long time and play an important part in taking the industry forward. It’s also no secret that he was a firm favorite of Vince’s, even at that stage.
Chyna also, was on course to become the next big thing in wrestling – she already was, literally, one of the biggest wrestlers around. So, when they got together they became wrestling’s power couple and seemed to be going places. They probably would’ve also been successful had they not have dated – well, Triple H certainly would have – but when they first got together, many people thought Chyna embarked on the relationship because it was going to be beneficial for her to be with a man of Triple H’s stature within the company.
Whether this was part of the reason they got together or not, when they were a couple, Triple H certainly used his influence to help Chyna out. He opened doors for Chyna, protected her in matches and helped her grow with the company – those are the views of wrestling journalist and close pal to the stars, David Meltzer.
14 They Were Planning To Get Married
Despite how much they eventually grew apart, Chyna and Triple H were once extremely close and were even considering getting married. It’s remarkable how far things could go in the other direction – from being about to tie the knot, to hating each other’s guts and not wanting anything to do with each other.
13 Allegations Of Violence
Now, just to be clear – as if it wasn’t clear enough - there are NO reasons that justify domestic abuse, but we can deduce that Chyna’s personal problems and substance abuse addictions would’ve played a part in causing arguments to escalate and become violent.
Of the two relationships we know Chyna’s been involved in, violence was an issue. After she and Triple H had split, X-Pac came into the picture, and it was during this time that she was actually arrested for domestic abuse.
12 Triple H Denies Being Violent And X-Pac Backs Him
Whether Triple H hit Chyna or not, we’ll never truly know, but he’s always stringently denied the harmful allegations, saying that they are a “complete fabrication.”
Sean Waltman (X-Pac) who dated Chyna after she and Triple H had ended things, is also good friends with Triple H. He once revealed that when they were dating, Chyna told him that what she said about the violence wasn’t true, that all Triple H had ever done was push her away.
11 Chyna Found A Love Letter
Triple H and Chyna don’t seem like the type of people who’d be writing love letters to each other and keeping sentimental letters and notes stashed away in a box somewhere. Well, that’s because they didn’t. But Triple H and Stephanie McMahon did, according to Chyna anyway.
10 Vince Knew About The Affair
9 Stephanie Confessed To Everything
Wow, I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall at WWE headquarters the next time they all got together. It would have been incredibly awkward and tense for Chyna, coming into work that next Monday, not knowing what the outcome of the day would be, how people would react to the latest big news.
8 She Thinks Triple H Tried To Get Her To End The Relationship First
Looking back at their controversial time together, Chyna began to analyze certain situations, how everything escalated, how cracks began to form in their relationship, and everything that eventually caused the relationship to blow up in the fashion it did. After a lot of careful consideration, Chyna came to the conclusion that Triple H didn’t want to seem like the bad guy – i.e. end their relationship and reveal he’d been having an affair with Stephanie. So, he started acting out, tried to widen the cracks in their relationship by antagonizing certain situations, and, if Chyna’s claims are to be believed, by being violent towards her.
7 Chyna Didn’t Want Kids, Triple H Did
After hearing everything, you’d have to say with some level of certainty that it was the fact that Triple H having an affair with Stephanie was the main reason Chyna and Triple H ended things - if everything Chyna’s revealed is to be believed of course. But a lot of people have also chimed in with their take on the matter.
6 Everyone Knew What Was Going On
This must have been a really awkward phase for Chyna in WWE. Before she went snooping around the house and found that love letter, called Vince and everything came to a head, she had an inkling that something was going on. Triple H and Stephanie were working the storyline incredibly well, but it got people talking, and Chyna just couldn’t block out the rumors that there actually was something going on between the two in real life. It seems she was right not to block out the rumors, seeing as how things turned out.
5 Chyna Got Sacked By Fax
As a result of everything that occurred, after she found the love letter, came to work that Monday and was confronted by Stephanie, as if that day wasn’t harrowing enough, later that day Chyna ended up being sacked by fax.
4 They Didn’t See Each Other For A Long Time
The last thing you want to do after a breakup is run into your ex. Perhaps, in that respect, it was a good thing that Chyna and Triple H were no longer working at the same company – imagine bumping into each other in the corridors after all that had happened previously!
3 First Time They Spoke After The Breakup
Chyna and Triple H barely saw each other or spoke after they broke up. The one time they saw each other was when Triple H turned up to take X-Pac to rehab, but aside from that, there was zero contact. That is until 2015, when they were all in attendance at Roddy Piper’s funeral. The sad occasion must have turned frosty with X-Pac, Triple H and Chyna all in the room.
At the time, some sources say that Triple H and Chyna were in the same room together for around an hour. But as X-Pac puts it so eloquently, she basically “bum rushed Triple H.”
2 Triple H And WWE Ignored Her Pleas For Help
Some say Chyna was sacked from WWE because of what happened with her and Triple H, some say it’s because she wanted to get into acting – actually it was Chyna herself who said this around a year later – and some say the termination was mutual because they couldn’t agree on terms and Chyna wanted to be free to explore other options. But whatever the primary reason may be, it’s safe to say that Chyna’s substance abuse problems had a pretty major part to play in her relationship with Hunter ending in turmoil.
1 She Wanted To Meet With Triple H
Over a decade after they’d broken up, and after everything had seemingly calmed down – as much it could after that kind of a situation anyway - Chyna wanted to bury the hatchet with Triple H and everyone at WWE. She had also led an eventful life since then and wanted to document everything on film. She was in the midst of filming a documentary, The Reconstruction of Chyna, and for that, the production team wanted to delve into her past, much of which was with Triple H and WWE. So, Chyna attempted to meet everyone and gain admission into WWE headquarters. But she was a less than welcome guest. All she wanted was a meeting, but apparently, things turned frosty really quickly. They weren’t even allowed to enter the building and they were turned away without getting to speak to anyone.
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