Triple H is undoubtedly a veteran in the pro wrestling world and is one of the most important figures in the company’s history, being one of the mainstays of the Attitude Era. His career spanned several World Title reigns and memorable moments throughout the years.
However, Triple H is also infamous for burying fellow pro wrestlers and there are multiple instances of that taking place, even as early as his DX days. While speaking to SmarkBusters, former WWE writer Vince Russo talked about Triple H’s run as part of DX back in the 90s.
Russo claimed that during DX’s feud against The Nation of Domination, Triple H refused to put over D’Lo Brown. Russo was not a fan of what Triple H did and started seeing him in a different light from then. Russo added that Triple H might have thought Brown wasn’t on his level.
“Then we were making DX and we wrote great stuff for them and then they were in an angle with the Nation [of Domination] and I remember one night at RAW, Triple H refused to put D’lo Brown over. First of all, if you know D’Lo, he’s the nicest guy in the world. D’Lo is the nicest guy in the world, then all of a sudden Triple H didn’t want to put him over and I remember turning to him and saying, ‘The guy put you over like 10 times. Now it’s time for you to put him over.’ But I remember because from that moment on, I looked at Triple H a little differently. It was almost like D’lo was beneath him. Not in my eyes, he wasn’t.”
D’Lo Brown is still regarded as one of the most underrated Superstars in the history of the WWE and many fans felt he should have achieved more in the company. While there is no proof Triple H intentionally didn’t want to put him over, history certainly speaks for itself.