Randy Orton has accomplished a great deal during his 2o-year run with the WWE. He has won multiple world titles, Royal Rumble matches and has taken part in iconic moments and much more. He has also been motivated by Triple H in a huge way.
Triple H recently announced his retirement from professional wrestling, after he suffered a cardiac event that almost cost him his life. Even now, many continue to shower Triple H with praise.
Triple H brought Randy Orton under his wing as part of Evolution and eventually helped him become a big star as well. While speaking on the Pat McAfee show, Randy Orton stated that Triple H is a motivation for what he wants to do in pro wrestling even now.
“Triple H just retired the other day, that was emotional for me because, if it wasn’t for that man, I wouldn’t be here right now.
He’s that kind of man. On a personal level, there’s that, but he saw something in me, and he wanted to, for the business’ sake, he wanted to help the industry and help the business that gave him everything that he loved from a kid. And his way of doing it is helping guys like me.
But that was 20 years ago, when you think about it, when he gave me that push in Evolution, he was only in his early 30s, so I think about when I was in my early 30s, where I was in the business, I was nowhere near that level of maturity and understanding of psychology, and just – I’ll reiterate – maturity.
Like, he was a man at 32, and I remember looking up to him, and it’s kinda funny when I think of myself, when I was 32, like oh f**k I had nowhere near my s**t together like he did. But it’s motivating, to look at that and to kind of set that as the example of what I’d like to do for the business that gave me so much.”
Triple H is also fully focused on developing WWE talent now that he is no longer an active in-ring competitor. The Game will make sure to do the best he can in the role and that’s what matters in the end.
What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!