In the latest show of the Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker T was asked about Triple H’s professional career. The Game has recently announced his decision to retire from wrestling because of health problems. Booker believes that he’s an individual who could be a superstar regardless of the relationship with the WWE.
Triple H would have been a star no matter if he had married the boss’s daughter or not. Would he have been as wealthy? That’s another story.
But as far as being a major player in this business, he was one of the guys, before he ever married Stephanie, that was on the front line in that war against WCW. And he was one of the main reasons that thing got turned around.
Booker T recalled when they worked on different promos during Monday night battles. He confessed to being a spectator of how Triple H would do, and even wishing he were there to participate.
I was watching WWF on Monday nights, and the guy that I was seeing in the ring putting in the work every week, it was Triple H. A guy that was pretty much willing to go out there and put his body on the line. Literally day in and day out,” he added. “I used to watch on Monday nights from the WCW Arena, and I would see Triple H busted up, bloody. Doing the Pedigree on the stairs, or taking something on the stairs, it was wild.
I was like, ‘god dangit, I wish I was there,’” that’s what I was saying when I was in WCW, when I was on the top of my game in WCW. I was wishing I was in WWF doing the stuff that those guys were doing because they made me feel so alive, as far as this business goes. There again, Hunter was right in the middle of all of that every time.
While Triple H had spells as a fan favorite, Booker T spoke about him as a heel. He believes that the former Evolution star was able to help guys like The Rock by being an ultimate rival. Booker claimed:
A lot of people don’t want to give that credit. Just being able to flat out say, ‘yeah, he was a huge reason the guys like The Rock and guys like Stone Cold did as well as they did.’ Because they had that ultimate rival in someone like Triple H. Then just think about some of the matches that Triple H had with The Undertaker. Those matches right there alone. I just give credit where credit is due to the guys that laid the foundations.