Is Bret Hart Right About Triple H’s Mediocrity?
In a recent interview conducted last week, Bret Hart had nothing kind to say about Triple H and his wrestling ability.
Most of Hart’s criticism towards Triple H is that he claims that the man lacks any originality in his matches. He went on to say that Triple H vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 was a poor match and only rated it a dismal 4/10. Hart said it was a “generous” score for him to give.
Many people will disagree with Hart about his rating on the match. WWE fans voted it to be the best match of 2012. Not to mention many critics rated it to be the best match at WrestleMania 28 too. As for Hart saying that Triple H is not in the top 1000 wrestlers of all-time, that is up for debate as well.
I’m not a fan of Triple H, but I have to disagree with Hart and some of his comments towards Triple H’s wrestling ability. His past two matches with Undertaker were exciting and he’s put on a lot of other great matches in his WWE career. Some highlights that come to mind are his matches with the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, The Rock and Shawn Michaels. Although most of his best matches involved weapons and were done between the years of 2000 – 2002.
I will have to agree with Hart that some of Triple H’s matches lack originality and are quite boring to watch. His match with Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25 was slow and lacked any drama. His most recent match against Brock Lesnar was similar to the Orton one as well. Triple H seemed to go for his “Pedigree” finisher too many times and he did not do anything else different in both matches. Let’s not forget about his unmemorable title reigns from 2003 onward…
In my opinion, Triple H thrives better in gimmick type matches where weapons are involved. If it’s just a straight up wrestling match, his matches tend to be boring. Still, it appears as if Hart is just bitter towards Triple H. Hart forgave Michaels and Vince McMahon over the “Montreal Screwjob,” but he never really buried the hatchet with Triple H after all these years…