I was just watching the Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart, and Shawn throws HHH under the bus by saying it was HHH who made the Montreal Screw Job call. So I would think that there is some animosity there, but not in the top 1,000?
Triple H drew money. Whether it was because he was force fed down our throats because of who he married, or because of his Clique status, the dude drew money. I don't know, I always found him entertaining. Go back and watch the match where Lita beat Stephanie for the women's championship (spoiler) and watch how entertaining HHH and Angle are in that match. Maybe his in ring work was not the best which could irk a technical god like Hart, but the guy was entertaining.
I think Triple H is over rated. But he should be in the top 1000.
I also think The Undertaker - Triple H match was decent. But it wasn't 10/10. It also wasn't 4/10.
I'm not Bret Harts biggest fan. I think he is also over rated. What he said about Triple H didn't make me think "wow that's an outrage"
The only thing that made me confused is that he said he didn't contribute and that he doesn't think he could take over Vince McMahon. He was definitely selfish but I remember the story of him having to give advice to Mayweather and Big Show in their match because they were completely stuck for ideas. But we'll see. I mean WWE for a good few years hasn't exactly been superb ideas wise.
He's one of the most overrated pro wrestlers ever.
I agree with Bret's comments except about top 1000. I think HHH is in top 500 and that's it.
Undertaker vs HHH HIAC is overrated. It was a decent match but 1 of the most overrated wrestling matches ever.
Triple H, like many has said already, is a good worker, performer, and all-round talent (including promos), but he hasn't done anything to really say he is great. Yes, he is "that damn good!" but isn't "that damn great!"
Before Triple H's injury in 2001, as part of the Two Man Power Trip, I was fan of his work as a great heel, and pretty much everything before that. He started having real haters the night he came back from the injury. Triple H will tell you himself that, that night was one of the best of his career - due to the ovation he recieved. That night is when Triple H said to himself "you know what? I'm great!", and then his ego inflated - pushing for himself to dethrone a much more deserving Champion in then mega-heel Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania AFTER he won the Royal Rumble.
After that came his eventual Heel turn and being "awarded" the World Heavyweight Championship by Eric Bischoff on Raw in 2002/3. And from then on, with Austin and Rock gone and Undertaker on the "B-Show" SmackDown, Triple H gained more power backstage and protected himself as the company's top star as World Champion, before Cena/Orton/Batista came to rise in WWE. After this, Triple H's ego grew greater.
But in all this time, he was carried by his opponents in the ring - mainly Shawn Michaels during their months-long epic feud on Raw. And even if he did carry his opponents on occasion, he didn't exactly have 5-star matches. And, you have to admit, he DID hold down some younger, deserving talents (albeit for a while) so he could push himself into more high-profile feuds, and brag in his promos of how he has beaten "everyone".
In his whole career, he has wormed his way to the top - and the whole time, he thought he one of the great wrestlers in WWE: from sucking up/carrying the bags to get into the "Kliq", to cheating on Chyna and seducing and marrying Stephanie, and pushing to "daddy-in-law" for him to stay World Champion for 2 years, on-and-off.
Triple H thinks he's great because he was boooked to look great, not because of his wrestling ability and earning his way up the ladder. 'Nuff said. (In my opinion)
I don't think he's overrated. Triple H is the first heel I truly hated & every weekend I just wanted to see what he would do next.
He's only gotten better with time.
Matches that come to mind: Against John Cena. You're face of the company. I doubt Cena carried him & those were great matches. Particularly WM 22 & Night Of Champions 2008.
I'm a big fan of Triple H. Is he overrated? Yes, but Bret Hart is nothing but a hater based on his comments. He may not blow you away or anything but Trips is a great wrestler in my mind. At least Triple H could do more than wrestle. Bret Hart was an AMAZING in-ring worker but I've always thought he was THE MOST BLAND multi-time world champion. As far as great matches go, I'd put Triple H vs. Stone Cold in 3 Stages of Hell in that category. Triple H would have never gotten where he is without politics & Stephanie but it happened. Bret burying Triple H is petty.
SN: Owen >>> Bret