Jim Ross discusses Ultimate Warrior squashing Triple H at WrestleMania 12. The two wrestled a two minute match at the show of shows.
Triple H is a WWE legend with a 26 year association with the promotion. He won several titles during his run as an active competitor and has many Wrestlemania moments to his name. His first appearance at the Grandest stage of all however, was as forgettable as it gets.
The Game was booked to face a returning Ultimate Warrior in a match that only lasted only around two minutes. Speaking on his podcast Grilling JR, Jim Ross explained the reasoning behind choosing the Game for this match and what they aimed to achieve through it.
Jim Ross discusses Ultimate Warrior squashing Triple H at WrestleMania 12
“We’ve talked about the Warrior, he’s a head case. He’s always worried about things, he was hard to do business with at times. What we wanted to try to accomplish there was to put him with somebody that he could trust and that he knew would make Warrior look good and we trusted Triple H to get that done.
“It wasn’t a great booking for him I guess, he’s going to work with one of the previously known stars of the business, he is going to do the honors. He also knew what his real job was there. It was to protect the image of the Ultimate Warrior because we didn’t know at the time that Warrior didn’t have plenty of gas in the tank if he was going to become this red hot box office attraction that he used to be.
“That was really the deal, it was more that we had great trust in Triple H, we knew his skill set was conducive to covering up Warrior’s inconsistencies and I talked to Paul about that over the years.”
JR also discussed Triple H and the multiple factors that led to WWE being interested in signing him.
“He was training very well and was a true student of the game. That helped him progress at a much more rapid rate than a lot of the other guys. He did not have an ex-wife, he didn’t have a ongoing wife. He didn’t do drugs, he didn’t even drink. So consequently he was higher on the list of talent to keep an eye on.”
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