Why the legacy of WWE's Triple H can never be replicated
It has been more than two decades since he stepped into the ring, but even today, he is still one of the most sought after WWE Superstars. He is still wicked, savage, he still delivers jaw-dropping performances, and his ability to adapt to changes, both in his own body and to the requirements of the business makes him one of the greatest Superstars that the WWE has ever seen.
Triple H has seen it all. He has battled some of the biggest names in the company including the likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, John Cena, Batista, etc.
The journey that started in the year 1995, is nearing its climax - a journey that has legitimately allowed ‘The Game’ to stake his claim as one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. And over the course of a quarter of a century, Triple H has given WWE fans memories that will last a lifetime.
Who can ever forget that classic Hell in a Cell match between Shawn Michaels and Triple H at Bad Blood in 2004, where the two men put their bodies on the line and delivered a nerve-wracking performance, drawing gasps from the capacity crowd and the millions watching at home?
Or his brutal rivalry with Randy Orton, where the two men told a classic story and delivered one of the best promos the WWE has ever seen? Or of course that epic ‘Hell in a Cell’ encounter with the legendary Undertaker at WrestleMania where the two men pushed each other to the limits of endurance before 'The Phenom' finally prevailed in a match widely hailed as the greatest match ever in the history of WrestleMania?
How about his vicious battles with 'The Beast Incarnate' Brock Lesnar where the two Superstars took savagery to a whole new dimension by ripping each other apart?
Triple H has been one of the cornerstones of the company. At times, he has initiated the change, at other times, he has adapted. Over the course of a quarter of a century, Triple H, along with The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels can legitimately stake a claim to being the greatest WWE Superstars of all time.
Now he is over 50 years old. Years of abusing his body are finally taking a toll on the ‘Cerebral Assassin'. There will surely come a day when he will not bring ‘The Game’ on, a day when he will not lift the sledgehammer, a day when Triple H will finally step away from the ring and walk into the sunset.
And when that happens, it will bring to a close an era - an era that can never be replicated, and most importantly, an era we will never return to.