Once again the Triple H haters made themselves very vocal following Hunter’s Royal Rumble victory which also crowned him as the new WWE Champion. This isn’t the first time nor will it be the last time Triple H is criticized for something. Throughout his career this has been a common occurrence, so many wrestlers have spoken bad about the WWE’s COO in various interviews or social media postings. Just recently, Matt Hardy was added to the list, claiming Triple H was not a good wrestler. Some believe all of the criticisms are warranted, while others believe that the criticisms are because of bitterness. You always got to blame someone for not making it right, those words were spoken by Triple H himself when asked about all the heat he gets from former and even current wrestlers.
This article will look at a wide range of wrestlers, from CM Punk to Kurt Angle to Paul London to Scott Steiner. Some wrestling personalities are also on this list including Eric Bischoff and Jim Cornette. Let’s take a look at what some of these wrestlers had to say. Here are 15 wrestlers that hated on Triple H. Enjoy!
15 Kurt Angle
It was a very bitter ending to Angle’s final WWE run before he jumped ship to TNA. Following his departure, Angle opened up about his frustrations regarding how the WWE handles business. As you might have already imagined, Triple H was one of his targets. Angle claimed that Hunter was trying to bury him because The Game couldn’t accept the fact that Angle was better than him. Kurt went on to discuss many other problems he had, and Angle recalled a problem with Shawn Michaels. According to Kurt, Michaels would tell Hunter that Kurt was too aggressive in the ring. The message would later be relayed to McMahon who would tell Angle to tone it down. Angle claims he was fed up with all these types of politics backstage, thus leading him to his departure from the company.
14 Ricardo Rodriguez
13 Chris Jericho
Now despite some hated remarks between the two, Jericho and Hunter have managed to still keep a formidable relationship over the years. Some hate however between the two began during a promo Hunter was cutting on Daniel Bryan. Triple H compared Bryan to the likes of Edge, Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho, claiming they were all very talented wrestlers but never “the guy”. Hunter went on to say that if they were "the guy" that Ted Turner would be in charge of the WWE today.
12 Dolph Ziggler
11 Scott Steiner
Oh Scott Steiner, this guy is probably one of the most entertaining wrestlers when it comes to kayfabe interviews. Unfortunately nowadays, that’s the only amount of entertainment you’ll get out of Scott.
10 Ken Shamrock
9 Paul London
Following his release London made it very clear, as long as Hunter’s in charge, he’s not going back. London was very critical of Triple H, claiming he was envious of many people including Rob Van Dam. According to London, Hunter was apparently jealous that many young superstars looked up to Van Dam.
8 Jim Cornette
7 Eric Bischoff
6 Macho Man Randy Savage
5 Bret Hart
These two have had a very rocky past throwing jabs at one another. It looks like today the two are finally on decent terms. Like many others, Bret was very candid when assessing Hunter’s career claiming he was a real “ass kiss” towards Vince. Bret furthered his claims, adding that Triple H was never really a straight guy (being sneaky and acting cowardly) and was never really one of “the guys” backstage. Bret backed up his opinion by saying that Triple H was never an innovator in the ring, and that he put on a great match in his career to this day, despite being given constant opportunities to do so.
4 Bill Goldberg
The hate between these two began all the way back to the days when Goldberg was working with WCW. Goldberg was furious after Hunter made some comments about him during an interview, in which he claimed that Bill was a baby and would constantly fake injuries. According to Goldberg, he would later confront Hunter at a licensing convention only to have it broken up by security.
Chyna blames Triple H for ruining her personal life and career in the ring. She also has some pretty harsh words for her ex boyfriend, claiming he was a user and an abuser. The situation between the two went south after Chyna found out that Hunter had in fact been cheating on her. Chyna would then contact Vince McMahon and tell him about the situation, which Vince would respond with, “well I guess the jig is up”. Chyna showed up to work on Monday, bawling in tears from the situation, and Vince would tell her to go home and that they would work on a new contract. Chyna went home as told, and later received a fax, indicating that they did not need her anymore. Chyna blames her professional and personal fall apart on Triple H. You can read more on her story in her tell-all book, If They Only Knew.
2 Road Dogg and Billy Gunn
Crazy to think that despite all the bad things The New Age Outlaws had to say about Hunter following their release from the company, years later Triple H hired them both to work with the company. Road Dogg is currently working with creative while Billy Gunn was previously working as a trainer with NXT.
1 CM Punk
After leaving the company, CM Punk sent shockwaves around the world of pro wrestling during his shoot interview on the Colt Cabana Podcast. One of Punk’s biggest targets during the interview was in fact Triple H. Punk referred to Hunter as McMahon’s “doofus son-in-law”. Punk claimed he always got a bad vibe from Hunter and that The Game always looked at him sideways. Like many others, Punk claimed that Hunter was always biased towards certain wrestlers. He also claimed that Hunter was always ego driven. According to Punk, Hunter sent him his release papers purposely on the day of his wedding. It’ll be interesting to see if Punk will ever step foot in a WWE ring again.
Sources: wrestlinginc.com, si.com
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