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WWE News: Triple H reveals the person who named his finisher 'Pedigree'; his favourite wrestler and more

Johny Payne
3.35K   //    19 Oct 2017, 18:22 IST

Triple H reveals who names his finishing move the Pedigree
Triple H reveals who named his finishing move the Pedigree

What’s the story?

Triple H recently spoke on a myriad of topics in an interview for Facebook Live where he revealed that it was wrestling legend Michael ‘P.S.’ Hayes who named his signature move "The Pedigree".

Additionally, Triple H said that Shawn Michaels is his favourite modern day performer, while Ric Flair is his all-time favourite. Besides, "The Game" also emphasised that his most esteemed opponent to be the Undertaker.

In case you didn’t know…

Triple H recently visited India as part of a promotional tour.

"The Cerebral Assassin" weighed in on several intriguing topics while participating in a live Q&A session on Facebook.

The heart of the matter

"The King of Kings" also explained that he doesn’t consider anyone to be his least favourite performer, and respects everyone who steps into the ring to compete.

Furthermore, Triple H recalled his classic Wrestlemania 28 Hell In A Cell matchup against The Undertaker, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, pointing out that he has a picture in his office of the iconic moment which followed the match that shows the trio standing together atop the ramp in an embrace.

HHH spoke about who named his finisher and said, "The Pedigree was something that I came up with, but the name actually came from Michael Hayes of The (Fabulous) Freebirds. When I started in WWE, I was 'The Greenwich Blue-blood' and I was doing that move and they needed a name for it.

“And he thought it felt like handing someone their pedigree and that became the name, so Michael Hayes of The Freebirds, thank you very much," said Triple H.

What’s next?

Triple H presently serves as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative in the WWE.


Author’s take

Triple H truly is the undisputed king of professional wrestling today, having achieved everything one can possibly achieve in the ring, while ascending toward the top of the corporate food chain as well.

The Pedigree has always been one of the most beloved signature moves in the sport, and is a rather venerated part of the memories, if you’re one of those who grew up in the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras.  

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