Update: Major Unhappiness Over Triple H's RAW Promo

Ryan Clark October 25, 2013 10

Update: Major Unhappiness Over Triple H's RAW Promo


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Source: Dave Meltzer/The Wrestling Observer

Monday on RAW during the contact signing for the WWE Championship Match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell, Triple H offended WWE Superstars and fans alike with his verbal burial of the talents of Bryan, as well as Chris Jericho, Edge and Rob Van Dam. WWE's Chief Operating Officer grouped Bryan with his three predecessors and declared that like them, he is not capable of being “The Face of WWE.”

“Here's the thing, Daniel. I've seen guys like you come and go a million times. Guys like Jericho, Edge, Rob Van Dam. All guys that are very talented, don't get me wrong. Top guys! Very popular! But not 'the one.' Never were they 'the one.' And maybe nobody wants to say this, but it needs to be said: It's a fact. If any of those guys had been the face of the WWE back in the day, we'd all be working for Ted Turner right now,” said Hunter.

“You think you're playing in the big leagues, kid? You have no idea. You step inside that Hell in a Cell and I have a feeling you're gonna prove to the world that you're a B+ player.”

Bryan subsequently challenged Triple H to a match. “The Game” responded by saying he's a “A+ player” and “a star” who only faces the likes of The Undertaker, The Rock and Brock Lesnar.

As reported the following day, the Chief Operating Officer's controversial remarks had a lot of people shaking their heads backstage since they feel he was burying Bryan as a performer rather than knocking him in a villainous manner that would lead to Bryan gaining retribution. Meanwhile, we can confirm that Jericho, Edge and Van Dam were not given notice to the angle ahead of time.

“So if it was an angle, or meant to be an angle, it was a very unprofessional angle. Because if you're gonna do that, you're gonna tell the guy ahead of time,” said a source.

Following RAW, Jericho went on Twitter to respond to Triple H.

Thing is @tripleh despite ur major push,u never were either. Good luck in ur future endeavours @emmrichr84: Not the one @TripleH? I disagree

Later that day, Jericho downplayed his reaction to Triple H. Responding to a tweet that labeled what Hunter said as “completely untrue and unfair,” Jericho wrote, “No big deal. Always nice to be mentioned on Raw.”

A source noted that Jericho was legitimately upset with Hunter's remarks. The source added, “I can tell you with 100% certainty with the Jericho situation, that it was not an angle.”

As far as the talent in the dressing room—the reaction was basically that they all thought that the interview was counter-productive. They all felt that Triple H, while he says “well, I was only working,” those were his true thoughts on those guys, and it didn't make people very happy overall.



  1. COTNsmokesKrack October 25, 2013 at 10:35 am -

    Wouldn’t that be considered “verbal” bullying by some?

    • Myaaaa October 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm -

      Just ignore dude. Seeing actual discussions on the articles are nice. Rather than some seething 16 or 40 year old douche ramble on about his favorite wrestling company. All he wants is attention and approval. He’ll go away if nobody responds or ecen dislikes his comments. When you don’t feed a parasite, it dies.

  2. Gary Mcbain October 25, 2013 at 11:33 am -

    Oh for the love of god can people get over themselves? It was perfectly acceptable on the parameters of a wrestling show. People have said far worse things. Bryan will prove them all wrong when he’s wins the world title at mania. So what’s the problem?

  3. old_school_fan October 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm -

    Sorry but i disagree, burying your top face, title is not perfectly acceptable. All the s**t Punk gets for his pipebombs he doesn’t verbally bury his opponents, he calls Ryback “a monster” when he could easily turn around and say “you are nothing but a steriod freak with no wrestling ability and i shouldn’t have to lower myself to get in the ring with someone like you”

    • Gary Mcbain October 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm -

      Hhh is saying that Bryan isn’t good enough. Bryan is the underdog is battling to prove them wrong which eventually he will. It’s good storytelling, it’s like if someone said to rey mysterio “your too small to be world champion” obviously he’s not as he’s been world champion

    • Creature_of_the_Night October 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm -

      Easily turn around and say you’re a steroid freak?


      Um, I don’t think so – Vince would future endeavor him so fast – everything Punk says – Vince tells him what to say.

      Don’t kid yourself – more like…..don’t let WWE fool you.

  4. Creature_of_the_Night October 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm -

    I bet RVD is wishing he stayed in TNA – he had a cr*ppy run so far, now getting buried.

    All someone has to say to Levesque is simple:

    “Yeah, Paul, well I wonder where YOU’D be without marrying the boss’s daughter.”

    That’s the only reason he got pushed like he did.

    When I say WWE is a horrid weird elitist company, people wanna hang me up, on a cross or noose.

    And the fans they produce are weird jerks too – either little rugrats or smelly BO smelling nerdy geeky adults who never grew up.

    But Levesque is a bully, just like Princess and Vince – every day I realize more and more what a bad company WWE really is – I’m serious – just don’t like the company. For many reasons….selling out, bullying, ruining the product, etc.

    BE A STAR!

    • fred taylor October 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm -

      and yet you talk up a company (TNA) who’s storylines and plot lines even some of the promos are torn straight from the WWE scripts

  5. anonymous October 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm -
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