Triple H is currently the EVP of Talent Relations and Head of Creative. Back in 2003, Goldberg joined WWE after leading the way as one of WCW’s top stars for several years. The two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion feuded with Triple H on-screen during his initial 12-month WWE run before leaving the company in 2004.
Goldberg had bad blood with Triple H
Speaking on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, the 55-year-old disclosed details about his real-life issues with The Game during that time:
“I was hanging out with Kevin [Nash] and Scott [Hall],” Goldberg said. “Their best friend was Triple H up at WWE. They had the whole Kliq thing. They’d always talk. There was some animosity between Hunter and I, and we just so happened to be represented by the same manager. There were things going back and forth.”
Goldberg was instrumental in Monday Nitro defeating Monday Night RAW in the television ratings for 83 consecutive weeks. For that reason, he believes the likes of Triple H purposely made life difficult for him when he arrived in WWE in 2003:
“No offense, but I think we were kicking their a** in the ratings, so I was a bad guy,” Goldberg said. “I was one of the guys that was leading the charge. How else are they gonna look upon somebody like that? Was I gonna go up there and they were gonna completely destroy the character, therefore turning me into the monster that many people thought that I was? [It] meant that I had to protect myself even more.”