The multi-time World Champion Triple H has been a top star of WWE. WWE Hall of Famer believes ‘The Game’ got the privileges for being married to Stephanie McMahon in 2003. Van Dam recently admitted that he had some issues with The Game’s position.
Rob Van Dam opens up on Triple H
Van Dam spoke with the “Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” about his early experiences with Triple H in WWE. Van Dam said that as a competitor, he felt the need to fight for every inch of what he got. Sometimes, that didn’t work well when working with The King of Kings:
“I mean, I wasn’t happy about the situation at the time. Again, competitive state of mind, you don’t look at it when you’re across the ring from him and you’re both competing for the love of the crowd. You don’t look at it like, ‘Hey, this guy is, not a CEO, but whatever his position was at the time, is qualified to make important decisions. He sits in the meetings. He’s one of the guys that directs the paths of where the whole show is going.’
You don’t look at it like that. You look at it more like, ‘It’s not fair just because he’s with the boss’ daughter.’ Really, there’s so many more variables to it that you just don’t consider at that time. A lot of wrestlers don’t grow enough to see the whole picture. So forever, their opinion will be like it is in the book they wrote where they’re like, ‘If it wasn’t for him, I would have had a great career.’ But you know, really, it is what it is.
But looking back, I had great matches with him. He’s a really good wrestler. At the time, I don’t even think I could have admitted that just because I felt more like puffing my chest out and trying to fight for every inch I could get.”
Triple H recently announced his retirement citing health issues but he is active in the backstage role.