Triple H is certainly 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. On top of that, he also had issues with Superstars such as Chris Jericho.
Triple H and Chris Jericho had legitimate issues with each other backstage in WWE during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross talked about Triple H initially disliking Chris Jericho. Ross claimed that Triple H had a “politically based” agenda against Chris Jericho.
“Triple H probably didn’t like him because he’s shorter and he’s a hell of a hand, and somebody’s gonna get to figure out what he’s all about. I thought for a guy as smart as Paul Levesque [Triple H’s real name], and he is, and I saw he’s getting better from his heart issues, which is great. He’s so smart, hence why I named him the Cerebral Assassin on an entrance.
There’s gotta be a motive there. There’s gotta be an agenda of some kind, Conrad [Grilling JR host Conrad Thompson], why Triple H would say that [Jericho needed to learn “the WWE style”], and I believe it was politically based. Now, he won’t agree with that.”
Chris Jericho and Triple H squared off against one another on various occasions between 2000 and 2002, including their bout at WrestleMania 18. The two are certainly on much better terms now as they have mutual respect for each other and that’s what matters in the end.