Friday, June 1, 2012

Triple H: The Worst?

According to David D. with The Smoking Section he is. I find it pretty difficult to disagree with this.

Here's the article:

The Smoking Section: 10 Examples Of Triple H Being The Worst Thing To Happen To Wrestling

I'm not going to steal David's thunder and recap all 10 examples he gives, but I am going to absolutely harp on one of them.  That is the burial of Booker T at WrestleMania 19.  He could not be more correct in his analysis.  Now in the interest of full disclosure I am a huge fan of Booker T dating back to his Harlem Heat days.  Booker being on top at the end of WCW was one of the absolute highlights for me of their dying days.  Triple H has always been a guy that I thought was overrated.  Over time I really grew to despise Triple H the same way I did Hollywood Hogan in WCW.  It was no longer heel heat, it was, "Please get off my TV you are really ruining my enjoyment of this show" heat. 

That being said, the Booker T situation was most egregious due to how they built the feud.  Basically, they got a bit racial with it.  Which, while not really OK, would have been more OK had Booker come out on top.  In this day and age, there is no reason why the heel with apparent racist tendencies should come out on top.  The only way it is slightly acceptable to even skirt that line is if you are going to have Booker T show that he really is the better man.  What did WWE do?  They had Trips go over dead in the center of the ring.  If I recall correctly, I think he finished Booker with a single Pedigree.  It was beyond ridiculous.

To me, that was the absolute worst of Triple H and WWE.

As for the rest of David's article, he mentions the Orton and Punk burials, the Steiner feud, the DX reformation among other things.

The odd omission is the treatment of Undisputed Champion, Chris Jericho or even the Dusty Finish on RAW against Jericho.  I was shocked that neither of those events were listed in the article. 

The strangest thing about Triple H?  It's crazy to think that the one midcarder he really put over in a big spot was...Chris Benoit.