Triple H’s career probably couldn’t have turned out any better. He hit a serious jackpot in several departments not only with in-ring accolades but in corporate achievement. He also married very well. But he’ll always be a wrestler at heart which is evident by the fact he still seems to find a way to wrestle at least once a year.
The Game spoke to Facebook Live while he was doing his India tour recently to hype the upcoming Raw brand shows in Jinder Mahal’s homeland. During this session of fielding questions, Triple H spoke about who gave his signature finishing move its name.
“The Pedigree was something that I came up with, but the name actually came from Michael Hayes of The [Fabulous] Freebirds. When I started in WWE, I was ‘The Greenwich Blue-blood’ and I was doing that move and they needed a name for it. And he thought it felt like handing someone their pedigree and that became the name, so Michael Hayes of The Freebirds, thank you very much.”
He was also asked who was his favorite person to battle during his prestigious in-ring career. Hunter had a ton of fun in the ring in his time but a few big names still stood out to him special.
“I had a lot of tough battles with [Mick] Foley, but if I had to pick one, it would be The Undertaker. He’s just a legend and getting in the ring with him at high profile events, nobody’s better. Hell In A Cell, WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, it’s probably one of the most significant matches of my career completely from a meaning standpoint. It was called ‘End Of An Era’ and it was. There was a moment with the three of us standing on stage together after that match was over and that was very real to us and it’s still very meaningful. I have that picture in my office and I made a plaque with all… for all three of us that has that picture and memorabilia from the match. It was very important and very meaningful to all three of us.”
Thanks to WrestlingInc for the transcription