“Sometimes He Comes off as Not Likeable” – Jim Ross Explains Why Triple H Is Not Regarded as One of the Goats

Published 01/08/2021, 12:32 PM EST


Jim Ross explained the reason most wrestlers do not put Triple H on their Mount Rushmore list on Grilling JR.

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As everyone knows, Mount Rushmore is famous for the sculpture of four former US Presidents – Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson.

The wrestling Mount Rushmore are the pro-wrestlers that one would choose if the wrestling industry had such a way of honouring them. Some names that come up often are John Cena, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

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According to Ross, Triple H is usually not on the list because of jealousy and popularity.

“Well… jealousy, popularity. Sometimes he comes off as not likeable. That’s not to say that the common denominators on the Mount Rushmore… it’s kind of a popularity contest, Conrad, quite frankly.”

Why are others jealous of Triple H?

The reason most Superstars are jealous of Triple H is because of the position he holds in WWE. He got involved with Stephanie McMahon from a young age. As a result, WWE pushed him to fame at a sped up rate.

Coming to the current times, it is possible that Triple H will take over WWE after Vince McMahon. He has proven himself after growing WWE NXT alongside taking care of several backstage proceedings.

“I think Triple H’s best work, at the end of the day, will be building NXT as a third brand in a very crowded space within WWE. That’s just me looking at it from my perspective as a former administrator there.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Stephanie McMahon and Shane McMahon are the heirs to the throne; however, there’s a high probability Vince will pass it on to Hunter.

This means that Triple H has sufficient influence over WWE and The Chairman. Considering the fact that he was a Superstar who ended up becoming one of the top executives of the company will affect his popularity levels.

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He might not be on several Mount Rushmore lists, but Triple will always be a legend in WWE.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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