Who could have seen this coming? Triple H fires Kevin Nash and a domino effect of anarchy unravels before our very eyes. The Miz and R-Truth setting off intricate series of assaults, David Otunga rallying the Superstars to take action, and Jerry Lawler unknowingly initiating a massive walkout before the superstars voted no confidence in Triple H’s ability to run the WWE as its C.O.O.
But we all knew that this day would come. The day when Mr. McMahon would step down (albeit forced) and Triple H would take control. Let’s face it, he married the boss’s daughter; he was a thirteen-time world champion; and he knew the wrestling business better than anyone. Problem is… WWE is no longer merely a wrestling promotion. It’s an entertainment business. That’s right, McMahon’s vision of World Wrestling Federation was dominated by the letter “E.” So much so that wrestling is hardly mentioned. Triple H grew up in the wrestling business.
Triple H is battle tested, having gone against the likes of The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, The Big Show, and Shawn Michaels. Men that were not afraid to settle their disputes in the ring. They were men of action, not of complaints and lawyers.
So when Triple H stood in front of the WWE superstars of today, he was embarrassed to what the WWE has been reduced to. The men and women that compete in the squared circle no longer do so for the love of the sport, most do it for a paycheck, and others see it as a stepping stone into an acting career.
Yet not everyone walked out on Triple H. John Cena has been the face of the WWE for almost a decade, and has been a voice of reason seemingly incorruptible. Randy Orton, since the days of Evolution, has learned it best not to be a follower. CM Punk, proven wrong at Night of Champions, wants change in the WWE and could finally be on Triple H’s side. Sheamus, when arriving in the WWE, trained under the tutelage of The Game. And The Big Show and HHH have earned each other’s respect, not in the boardrooms, but in the ring.
While everyone in WWE has been placing the blame on Triple H, the fact of the matter is that he has done more good than bad. He breathed new life into the Tag Team and Divas divisions, signed off on the use of the classic Intercontinental title, and has provided some fresh faces in the main event picture. And he brought back Jim Ross!
The only danger in the workplace are the superstars themselves. It was The Miz and R-Truth that assaulted referees and superstars, not Triple H. It was Sin Cara Negro that assaulted Sin Cara Azul, not Triple H. It was Beth Phoenix and Natalya that assaulted the divas, not Triple H.
Some superstars may claim that they know it’s not Triple H’s fault, but so long he’s in power more chaos will resume? But did they stop to think that maybe Triple H is keeping it under control? Imagine the anarchy if Triple H was not around to keep some sort of order?
I for one vote confidence in Triple H.