Triple H's WWE run has been going for almost twenty-five years. Triple H found success in the '90s and eventually became a top superstar in the Attitude Era. Fans would have a love/hate relationship with Triple H throughout the years. His work has more ups and downs than the average superstar. The top peaks featured legendary feuds while the lowest runs would make fans question how great he truly was.
We will look back at the best and worst rivalries to come from Triple H in his career. Triple H’s best work is as good as any other legend in WWE. The bad feuds are what prevent fans from ranking him higher in the all-time rankings. Find out just what caused these inconsistent results. These are the five best and worst feuds of Triple H’s wrestling career.
10 Best: Steve Austin
Triple H was revealed as the mastermind behind the plan of Steve Austin getting run over by a car. Austin missed almost a full year of action due to real-life neck surgery, but WWE utilized this angle to set up a personal feud between him and Triple H.
Both wrestlers stepped up their intensity to add legitimate drama to the feud. Austin and Triple H combatted each other over the course of four straight months. It culminated in Triple H defeating Austin in a 3 Stages of Hell match. Triple H’s win made him an even bigger star presented on the same level of Austin and The Rock.
9 Worst: Scott Steiner
The WWE return of Scott Steiner in 2002 saw him still having strong momentum from his WCW main event run. Steiner received the biggest pop of the night at the Survivor Series 2002 event. WWE was convinced he would be a big star and instantly put him in the World Championship picture.
Triple H and Steiner had a horrible feud with some of the worst matches of the year. Back-to-back PPV stinkers would see WWE lose faith in Steiner since Triple H was bulletproof backstage at that point. Steiner still holds a grudge with Triple H over how badly that rivalry went.
8 Best: The Undertaker
Triple H and The Undertaker had a few different chapters to their feud throughout the years. Fans most remember the rivalry that lasted from 2011 to 2012 with their back to back WrestleMania matches. Triple H wanted a chance to end the undefeated WrestleMania streak and avenge his best friend Shawn Michaels’ retirement.
Undertaker and Triple H stole the show on both WrestleMania cards with Undertaker winning both matches. The feud was so successful that WWE tried going back to it in 2018 for their international events, but the magic was gone in their older ages.
7 Worst: Kevin Nash
Triple H’s close friendship with Kevin Nash played a role in Nash getting a few more runs with WWE. Nash and Triple H entered a long feud following WrestleMania 19. It culminated in a disappointing Hell in a Cell match while Raw lost a lot of momentum around this time.
Nash would return 2011 eight years later. WWE made a horrible move adding Nash to the Triple H/CM Punk storyline. Nash and Triple H would once again create disappointment with an embarrassing sledgehammer ladder match.
6 Best: Mick Foley
Mick Foley’s various characters would see him become a top rival for Triple H. Both wrestlers had a great short program together in the summer of 1997 that helped establish them as rising stars. The bigger chapter of their feud came in 2000.
Foley tapped into his Cactus Jack persona to unleash a violent side against the McMahon-Helmsley regime. The Street Fight at Royal Rumble and Hell in a Cell match at No Way Out each introduced new weapons and a different level of violence to WWE. Triple H’s wins over Foley made him even more respected by the WWE audience.
5 Worst: Randy Orton
The past sixteen years of WWE television have seen Triple H and Randy Orton linked together. Orton found a lot of his success as part of the Evolution faction with Triple H as a leader. Triple H eventually turned on Orton following the youngster’s first World Championship.
Orton looked weak in his feud against Triple H and lost the title on his first PPV defense. The two would rekindle their feud ahead of WrestleMania 25. They had a nice build, but the match was viewed as one of the worst WrestleMania main events. Orton and Triple H never clicked in the way WWE expected.
4 Best: Batista
Batista’s feud with Triple H was the opposite of the Randy Orton one. The slow build saw Batista win the Royal Rumble match in 2005 as part of the Evolution faction. Fans would see him eventually learn about Triple H’s disrespect and choose to face him.
WrestleMania 21 would see Batista win the World Championship and successfully defeat Triple H cleanly on three consecutive PPVs. Batista was an instant superstar thanks to the feud with Triple H. It meant so much that Batista requested a retirement match against Triple H for years that finally came at WrestleMania 35.
3 Worst: Goldberg
Goldberg’s first run in WWE was viewed as a failure. The WCW legend joined the company and immediately was booked differently. Goldberg wrestled long matches against The Rock and Chris Jericho right away, which was never his style.
The feud with Triple H was what officially doomed him. Goldberg’s first pinfall defeat came just a few months into his debut at the hands of Triple H. The World Championship would eventually come to Goldberg, but Triple H won it back a few months later. Goldberg did not benefit in the slightest from the feud.
2 Best: The Rock
WWE had some concerns that business would suffer when Steve Austin’s surgery removing him from television during his peak run. The Rock and Triple H were the two wrestlers that most stepped up in Austin’s absence to cause the business to continue growing.
Their feud carried WWE throughout the first half of 2000. The popularity of Rock and Triple H's heelwork helped the other to continue to progress. Their feud even had a backstory when they faced off a few years earlier as the leaders of the Nation of Domination and D-Generation X.
1 Worst: Booker T
The biggest negative in Triple H’s WWE career was his feud with Booker T. WWE gave Booker a huge push to the World Championship match with Triple H at WrestleMania 19 due to his popularity. Triple H’s promos leading up to the match had racial overtones that crossed the line of general heel heat.
Everyone expected Booker to win as the saving grace of such a disappointing build. Triple H pulled off the victory and the feud ended shortly after. Booker was demeaned and insulted by Triple H and never got the opportunity to avenge the actions.