Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Replace Triple H with any other heel during their highest point around that era and the response would have been the same? OK. Kurt Angle? Don't think so. Chris Benoit? Don't think so. Later in the year, Rikishi? Don't think so. Edge/Christian? Don't think so. Anybody else? Don't think so. Why? Because people didn't hate any of those guys anything close to the level they hated HHH and wanted him to lose the title. That's why on that particular night, with that particular crowd and with the way they led into the title stipulation getting added in before the match, it could have been anybody other than Jericho and they still would have popped because somebody finally took the title off HHH. Jericho is the replaceable body in this scenario, not HHH.