Triple H signed with WWE in 1995 and soon became one of its mainstays. The Game remained a top star during the Ruthless Aggression era and became involved backstage in a huge way during the 2010s. Needless to say, the King of Kings saw a lot in his WWE Hall of Fame career.

Pro Wrestling is a vast industry that has a wide variety of matches and styles. That includes hardcore matches, which has its own separate, and very passionate fan base.

While speaking on the latest edition of the Impaulsive podcast, Triple H talked about hardcore wrestling. The Game stated that he believes hardcore wrestling isn’t memorable.

“I often think that a lot of times that stuff is overblown. If you watch a movie and it’s just a slasher film, it’s fun but it’s not gonna stick with you forever. It’s just blood and guts and it’s slashing and everything’s just like, who can do the more violent kill or the crazier kill or whatever that is, then what’s the most ridiculous way somebody can die in this movie and have their guts come out and an eye pop out of their head or whatever that is. It doesn’t stick with you, it’s not memorable.


Even in that era, we did a lot of crazy stuff that was mind-blowing and was shock television but the reason it lasted was not because of the shock television. What kept you there was the emotion and the storytelling, you don’t need the shock if you tell the emotion and the storytelling.”

It’s certainly ironic Triple H said this as he competed in memorable hardcore matches in the past, especially against Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels. Only time will tell if WWE’s booking ever includes another hardcore match, because we all know who is calling the creative shots in the company now.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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