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WWE News: Triple H baffled by Alan Partridge chants at WWE UK show in Norwich

Alan Partridge strikes again.

News 11 May 2017, 02:09 IST
Triple H has also hinted that there may be more WWE shows in Norwich in the future

What’s the story?

WWE vice-president Triple H was left rather befuddled when a fan wearing an Alan Partridge mask chanted ‘DAN, DAN!’, during the tapings for a UK based wrestling project that were held at the Epic Studios on Magdalen Street.

Referring to a barrage of Partridge-based catcalls, Triple H admitted, “Honestly, I get it even less now. I don’t know what any of that means. Other than the guy behind that mask is a really weird little dude. And now I’m 100% certain of it… he’s a funny little dude!”

In case you did not know...

Created and portrayed by English comedian Steeve Coogan, Alan Partridge is a fictional character that depicts a tactless and inept radio presenter who often banters at his guests. Coogan described Partridge as a Little Englander, with conservative values and an inflated sense of celebrity that drove him to treachery and shameless self-promotion.

The Alan Partridge references were made every time Dan Maloney, who was playing the heel, stepped into the ring. And the audience erupted with a plethora of Patridge chants when Triple H made his way to the ring to thank the crowd.

The heart of the matter

The WWE UK show in Norwich featured some of the biggest names in British wrestling including Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, James Drake, Sam Gradwell and Saxon Huxley. Pete Dunn defeated Trent Seven in the main event and will now go on to NXT TakeOver: Chicago to face Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Championship.

Also read: 5 Superstars Triple H is good friends with in real life


Author’s take

While the incident was certainly comical for the fans, it is utterly cruel of the Twitterati to sit behind a screen and blatantly mock Triple H. It could simply have been that perhaps he was insufficiently briefed about the cultural impact of Norwich’s fourth favourite son and thus, he failed to understand the reference.

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