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Unhappiness In WWE Over Triple H’s Promo On Raw, Jericho, Edge & RVD Not Contacted Ahead Of Time

Monday on Raw during the contact signing for the WWE Championship Match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell, Triple H offended WWE Superstars and fans alike with his verbal burial of the talents of Bryan, as well as Chris Jericho, Edge and Rob Van Dam. WWE’s Chief Operating Officer grouped Bryan with his three predecessors and declared that like them, he is not capable of being “The Face of WWE.”

“Here’s the thing, Daniel. I’ve seen guys like you come and go a million times. Guys like Jericho, Edge, Rob Van Dam. All guys that are very talented, don’t get me wrong. Top guys! Very popular! But not “the one.” Never were they “the one.” And maybe nobody wants to say this, but it needs to be said: It’s a fact. If any of those guys had been the face of the WWE back in the day, we’d all be working for Ted Turner right now,” said Hunter.

“You think you’re playing in the big leagues, kid? You have no idea. You step inside that Hell in a Cell and I have a feeling you’re gonna prove to the world that you’re a B+ player.”

Bryan subsequently challenged Triple H to a match. “The Game” responded by saying he’s a “A+ player” and “a star” who only faces the likes of The Undertaker, The Rock and Brock Lesnar.

As reported the following day, the Chief Operating Officer’s controversial remarks had a lot of people shaking their heads backstage since they feel he was burying Bryan as a performer rather than knocking him in a villainous manner that would lead to Bryan gaining retribution. Meanwhile, Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio (audio available here) on Wednesday that Jericho, Edge and Van Dam were not given notice to the angle ahead of time.

Following Raw, Jericho went on Twitter to respond to Triple H: “Thing is @tripleh despite ur major push,u never were either. Good luck in ur future endeavours.”

Later that day, Jericho downplayed his reaction to Triple H. Responding to a tweet that labeled what Hunter said as “completely untrue and unfair,” Jericho wrote, “No big deal. Always nice to be mentioned on Raw.”

Meltzer speculated that Jericho was legitimately upset with Hunter’s remarks. He added, “I can tell you with 100% certainty with the Jericho situation, that it was not an angle.”

Meltzer garnered reaction from some WWE talent on the controversial promo, many of whom felt it was counter-productive. They also felt that Hunter’s dismissive remarks are legitimate gripes.

“As far as the talent in the dressing room—the reaction that I got from a couple of people, was basically that they all thought that the interview was counter-productive,” said Meltzer. “They all felt that Triple H, while he will say “well, I was only working,” those were his true thoughts on those guys, and it didn’t make people very happy overall.”

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  • Heelsean

    This is so stupid. Yes Y2J (especially), Edge and RVD are all awesome and all were brilliant in the ring but HHH has to try and gain heat that’s his job. Everyone moans that the promo’s are too scripted, HHH says something apparently non rehearsed and everyone is upset about it. He acknowledges they were all great but he’s right unfortunately non are as big as Hogan, Rock, Austin and Cena.

  • xtremeattitude

    hhh is the goat heel

  • frank_costanza

    Of course he meant what he said. There’s a lot of honesty in everybody’s promos. As much as I HATE HHH, I had no problem with this. i just still find it funny after all of these years that he thinks he would have been nearly as successful as he was if he didn’t marry Steph. Cornette said it best, HHH isn’t the guy, he’s the guy that works with the guy.

  • JH

    Right because everything Vince or triple h says on tv is their true feelings, Jericho gets it, I doubt he took it seriously at all, whether you think it’s dismissive and burying Daniel Bryan or not, that’s what triple h’s character wants to do because his character doesn’t believe he can carry the company. Get over it already.

    • frank_costanza

      Except for the part where HHH’s character isn’t really a character and those are his true feelings. HHH doesn’t like it when guys that aren’t “his guys” get hot. Remember Night of Champions 2011?

      • JH

        Oh, so I’m sure you’re good friends with HHH if you’re able to speak on his true feelings like that.

        Does HHH like his guys? Yeah sure, if you’re in a power position you’d wanna put your friends and people you trust in key positions.

        However if you’re going back to NOC 2011, remember in the build to his match with Punk, how Punk was saying it irked HHH, that punk wasn’t the prototypical superstar with the size and body builder physique?

        Remember HHH’s response to that? He literally listed almost all the guys he ran down Monday (except RVD) and equated them to Shawn michaels, and hailed them as some of the greatest superstars of all time.

        So which is the real HHH? Personally, I don’t know, but I wouldn’t make judgements about his real feelings based on what he says in character on tv, and I wouldn’t even trust what Meltzer is reporting because who says they aren’t just working him with their responses as well?

  • Mario Peralta

    While I am very bothered by what he said because those four done a few thing he didn’t/can’t do. So he is wrong there. But it is no suprise that he said it because he is notorious for burying people. He is selfish and always thinks he need the first crack at new performers. Goldberg is a perfect example. After his one match with The Rock, he was IMMEDIATELY feuding with Triple H/Evolution for almost 8 months.

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