Triple H’s recently released career retrospective Thy Kingdom Come touches base on their relationship, including its early beginnings. Before entering a fictional relationship in December 1999, the two had minimal contact at work. In the piece, McMahon admits that her initial impression of Hunter was not positive.
“We would have production meetings before the show and he would come in. And I used to think, “man, he’s so disrespectful,” recalls McMahon. “He would come in his jeans and leather jacket and he’d lay himself all out across the chairs and he’d be chewing gum and chomping gum and making jokes-very much who he is. But I kept thinking it was so disrespectful to my dad, this is a business environment. But the whole time I was thinking that, I would absolutely blush. The second he would walk into a room I would feel my face blush.”