Triple H Talks His Favorite 'Mania Moment, If He'd Sign Ultimate Warrior & More
Source: The LA TimesThe L.A. Times continues its series of WrestleMania interviews, this time with Triple H. Here are some highlights:
Who would he face if he could wrestle any opponent from any era in their prime: "It would be one of two people. Ric Flair or Buddy Rogers. Buddy Rogers might not be a name that everyone knows, but he was probably one of the first way over the top flamboyant wrestling personas. Not like a Gorgeous George, he was a technically skilled wrestler who could wrestle anyone and make them look good. I think it would be interesting to step into the ring with him."
His favorite WrestleMania moment not involving himself: "The [Hulk] Hogan-Andre [the Giant] slam from WrestleMania III. At that time I was just a fan like everyone else. Andre was just this immovable mountain and Hogan was the man. It was the first time I had seen a so-called passing of the torch in a really big way by two global stars. That was just a moment that you can never forget."
If he would sign The Ultimate Warrior to a one-day contract to squash him at a future WrestleMania: "It's funny, a lot of people bring that up in a negative way like it was this terrible thing in my life. While working with him personally wasn't the highlight of my life from a business standpoint, for me to go to me first WrestleMania and wrestle a legendary figure in the business -- and that is what he was and is -- like the Ultimate Warrior, a Hall of Fame superstar in the business in my first WrestleMania appearance, squash or not, was a mind blowing thing for me. I was thrilled to be in that position and to have that match with the Ultimate Warrior. I was thrilled with the fact that at that time Vince McMahon was willing to put me in that role. The Ultimate Warrior wasn't there till the day of the show, so I had to do all the promotion for that match. I wanted Vince McMahon to look at me as a guy he could count on to handle the return of a guy that he was hoping would be a huge impact on the business. He had the trust in me and I would do a good job with it. So to me, that was nothing but a good experience. Potentially, I could bring him back and get the win."
Triple H also talked about transitioning from the ring to the front office, the first person he'd thank when he's inducted in the Hall of Fame and much more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
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