Triple H didn’t lose a pay-per-view match in WWE from 1996 to 2000. That is a fact that Jim Ross was unaware of.
A lot of fans will pair Triple H with a shovel because he had a legendary proclivity at time to bury his opponents. The rumor is that he would often refuse to lose, which is why he had such a great pay-per-view record.
Grilling JR recently touched on Triple H’s huge pay-per-view winning streak. Jim Ross had never hear that statistic before. In fact, JR went on to say that he never heard of Triple H refusing to lose to anyone while he was with the company.
“I never heard Triple H refuse to do a job for anybody. He certainly would not tolerate that today if he had talents in NXT or wherever that didn’t want to put somebody over. He wouldn’t go along with it. Sometimes those things are overstated. I didn’t realize until we read our notes that Triple H hadn’t put anybody over on PPV since 1996. To my knowledge in the years I worked with him, and I signed him to his biggest contract because I believed in Triple H from early on, I don’t think that was ever a huge issue. It worked out to where it could be made a case.”
“If you didn’t like Triple H or you didn’t like his relationship with Vince and his relationship with Stephanie, now you are getting into a whole different area. You are overanalyzing the personal side of this. It’s not necessary. For my money, if I could go back in those days, if you exclude Rock and Austin, there is no match I would rather call than Stone Cold and Triple H. I have that much respect for them because I always knew they were going to bring it. They were going to tell a logical story that I could invest in and follow and as a broadcaster, hopefully, embellish and make better. That whole thing became political, well, he’s the boss’ daughter. That’s all sh*t. Come on. The guy is a hell of a hand and I thought some of that sh*t was unfair. But I get it. I’m not kissing his ass because I want him to hire me. I’m good. I’m just telling you the truth the way I see it and from my heart. He’s a hell of a heel.”
Triple H doesn’t wrestle very much anymore. He even missed WrestleMania this year, but it worked out considering everything else the company and NXT, Triple H’s special focus, had to deal with in 2020. We’ll have to see when The Game wrestles again and if he wins. If you ask Jim Ross he never heard of Triple H refusing to put someone over.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote