Making James Ellsworth GET MY BAGS
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Paisley, Scotland.
Re: Can WWE & HHH stop making it seem he was demoted to jobber after Hall and Nash le
It's easy to say he wasn't buried when he bounced back and became one of the most notable names in Wrestling history - but imagine if DX never came around for him and he fizzled out as a nobody. You could be here in 2013 saying "Anyone remember that Blue Blood Hunter Hearst Helmsley guy? They buried him after the curtain call incident when he had huge potential!"
Given he was Shawn's pal though and was taking the punishment as the only guy available that could actually take the wrap for the incident - I doubt it was ever meant to truly hold him down, just teach him a lesson (wasn't he IC Champion like half a year later?).
And I do believe there's a Taker quote where he said how much of a selfish guy HHH seemed when he came in, but then he got punished for the MSG thing and took it like a man rather than whinging or complaining and earned some respect for it.
Vader on the other hand had flopped and was leaving, so it was standard Vince operating procedure to make him look horrible on his way to pastures new, that IS a true burial. Not a procedure he stuck to with Hall and Nash so much, but then we know why that is.