When Triple H and Stephanie McMahon worked as The Authority, one of their main gimmicks was insulting and putting down other wrestlers’ skills – something known as burying talent. When Triple H buried Daniel Bryan a few years ago, it helped push him to the top of the WWE when fans got behind him. However, there have also been rumors that Triple H has buried a lot of talent behind the scenes as well – rumors that go back to his days in the Kliq.
Former WWE announcer Justin Roberts spoke with Wrestling Inc and they asked him about something Roberts wrote in his recent book Best Seat in the House. The section was about Triple H and how he went into the locker room before WrestleMania 28 and insulted the entire locker room to their faces.
According to Roberts, Triple H was preparing to battle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 and let the locker room know why this feud was taking place. As far as Roberts remembers, Triple H told everyone that none of them were on his level.
“Yeah. It basically says that everybody else sucks so I need to work with the Undertaker. It was his promo that he just buried the whole locker room and that he needed to work with the Undertaker.”
When asked about the reaction from CM Punk, who defended his WWE Championship against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 28, Roberts said that no one in the locker room was happy with the comments. Roberts then explained that no one could say anything because Triple H was the boss.
The comments are also interesting because Triple H vs. The Undertaker wasn’t even the main event of WrestleMania 28. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho came on after it, and it also wasn’t the main event. The biggest match at WrestleMania 28 was John Cena vs. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
That makes the entire idea that Triple H would tell the entire locker room that they were beneath him a little fishy. With both John Cena and The Rock in the locker room, as well as Randy Orton and Chris Jericho, that is a lot of talent that Justin Roberts claimed that Triple H buried.
Triple H had worked extensive programs with Randy Orton and the two were close associates at the time. Triple H worked a huge program with Chris Jericho in the past, and Y2J was a legend by this time in the WWE. John Cena and The Rock are two of the biggest names in WWE history and some could argue that The Rock is a bigger star over the course of his career than Triple H.
Of course, in the interview, Justin Roberts made it clear that there was no love lost when it comes to Triple H. When asked about their relationship when Justin Roberts was working there, Roberts said there were people that Triple H liked and those he didn’t.
Roberts said that Triple H never wanted to be bothered with questions from him, so he just went on his way and did his job. Justin did say that Triple H always talked down to him when he was working in the WWE.
While Triple H allegedly buried the entire locker room before his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28, Roberts said that The Undertaker himself was “awesome” and “great” and he had nothing to say bad about the Phenom.
Roberts said that The Undertaker was someone who was wrestling when he first started watching the WWE and it is strange to see him possibly retiring after WrestleMania 33. Roberts did let fans know that he wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about The Undertaker that should be coming out soon.
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