The Attitude Era was compiled of several stars in the WWE. The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, the New Age Outlaws and Mick Foley. There were other WWE superstars who contributed into the WWE’s most-successful generation, but those were the ones who put the “butts in the seats.”
Fast-forward nearly two decades later, and Triple H is the only one left in the WWE on a full-time basis. He put down his boots and picked up the suit for a corporate job in Stamford, Connecticut. At this point, HHH has a lot of creative control in WWE and in NXT. Vince still has the last say from a creative standpoint, but Triple H and Stephanie are the next in command.
However, it was one moment that happened after WrestleMania that had the people talking about Mick Foley. Foley’s son said Triple H hated the Hardcore Legend. While that seems like a hard claim by someone who worked with Foley closely for a decade, Foley refuted those claims on his Facebook page.
“THIS MAN DOES NOT HATE ME
“Despite what you may have heard, I really don’t believe Triple H dislikes me, as my son Mickey implied on his live stream – from which point the story took on a life of its own. Keep in mind, that my son Mickey is on the autism spectrum and while he is a bright and beautiful child, he doesn’t always speak with the same type of filter that most of us naturally have – and as a result, he is much more likely to say exactly what comes into his mind.
“Sure, it created something of an awkward position for me – but nothing that is said or done will ever take away from the bond Triple H and I share; the bond of great matches as we were moving up the card in 1997 and 1998, and when we were on top of the card, on top of the cell – and figuratively, on top of the world in 2000. Rumors will come and go. But memories like the ones Triple H and I created will last a lifetime.”
An earlier report by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggested that Triple H wasn’t a fan of Foley and that “Funaki can put more butts in the seats than Foley.” That would lead anyone in the WWE Universe to believe that HHH isn’t fond of the Hardcore Legend. Unfortunately, WWE fans may never know the truth about this “rivalry.”
If there truly was a rift between both men, then there would be a lot more rumors and news about it on a regular basis. Foley has a new show on the WWE Network with his daughter, Noelle. He appeared at WrestleMania 32 in a primary segment and Foley’s son, Dewey, works for the WWE Creative team on a temporary basis.
What’s more likely is that Foley’s son simply misread his comments, or he overheard something his father was saying and thought it was used in a negative connotation. Foley and HHH appear to have a great relationship both on and off camera. While the Authority haven’t encountered the Hardcore Legend on television in quite some time, that could be a possibility sometime soon.
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