Triple H’s Pedigree has put plenty of opponents on their backs for a three count, but that wasn’t the original move that WWE wanted him to have.
While speaking on WWE Backstage, Triple H discussed the origin of his Pedigree finisher. He was inspired to make the Pedigree after watching his trainer Killer Kowalski. Then later on, he saw Andre The Giant do a variation of the Pedigree years after he started using it.
The Pedigree was Triple H’s go-to move, but when he arrived in WWE they wanted to change that up.
“When I first came to the WWE they gave me a slightly different finisher — a version of the RKO and I wasn’t enamored with it and I went back to the Pedigree because it is what I had been using prior to that and I really liked it.”
Triple H’s Pedigree is famous now to the point where nobody can use that move without bringing an association to The Game.
It is interesting that if he would have just done what WWE wanted him to do then he would have still been using the RKO. It also makes you have to wonder how WWE history would have been different if he would have kept the RKO.
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