Many consider Triple H a legend in the pro wrestling world and is one of the most important figures in the company’s history. He was an integral part of the Attitude Era. His career spanned several World Title reigns and memorable moments throughout the years.
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. It was said that he even refused to put over D’Lo Brown during an important feud.
Prior to the inception of AEW, many fans were wondering whether The Elite, comprised of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Adam Page, would ever make their way to NXT once their contracts with NJPW and ROH were up.
While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy revealed that Triple H was very interested in bringing The Elite to WWE and even offered them a lot of money to make that happen.
“So long story short, I didn’t speak to Adam Page, but I did speak to the Young Bucks a lot, and they were also in negotiations. WWE was trying to get all these guys, they wanted to lock them all down. But I do know that Triple H, Trips was all over those guys (Omega, Bucks, and Hangman) as far as trying to bring them in, and they offered them a ton of money and I know they did Hangman as well. You just got to think how different would the present look if those guys did leave and go to WWE?’”
The Elite would eventually make their way to AEW and helped kickstart the Wednesday Night Wars between AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT. AEW would win in the end and it brought about the downfall of NXT for many fans.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes