From the WWE Rumor Mill: Triple H reportedly gives his Chile Live Event pay to Kevin Owens

Triple H stepped in last minute to wrestle Rusev in Santiago, Chile
Triple H stepped in last minute to wrestle Rusev in Santiago, Chile
Abhishek Naik
Modified 08 Nov 2018

What's the story?

According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Triple H decided to give the money he received for performing in the WWE Live event in Santiago, Chile, to Kevin Owens, who flew home from the event due to personal reasons.

In case you didn't know...

Kevin Owens left the WWE's' South American tour early to be with his family and was pulled from the live events in Argentina and Chile. Also, AJ Styles, who was scheduled to appear in Chile was called back to wrestle Finn Balor at WWE TLC 2017.

In order to make amends, Triple H wrestled Rusev at the Live Event in Santiago, Chile.

The heart of the matter

As per the report, the shows in Santiago were paid for by a local promotion run by Hugo Savinovich, a former Spanish commentator for the WWE. The promotion had paid the WWE a sum of about $900,000 for the Live Events.

The organizers were unhappy as stars such as Kevin Owens and AJ Styles were forced to miss the live shows. To make things right, Triple H himself stepped in and wrestled the Rusev to a great reception from the crowd in Santiago.

Triple H then displayed incredible generosity as he gave the money that he received for his performance to Kevin Owens.

What's next?

Triple H is yet to have a televised match since his loss to Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 33. However, he has announced that he will be appearing at several WWE Live events during the WWE UK tour.

Author's take

Despite several reports from the early 2000s to the contrary, Triple H continues to show he is a true company man. He has managed to nurture young talents from NXT in recent years and Kevin Owens is a prime example. His gesture of generosity further establishes the trust and respect that he has for his proteges.

The WWE fans in Santiago lost out on watching AJ Styles and Kevin Owens wrestle, but they got the chance to see Triple H twerk, so all’s well that ends well.

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Published 29 Oct 2017
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