Re: Did Vince Russo think of Triple H as a top guy
HHH booked himself. This is a point that people forget, when they claim he was huge before Stephanie. He was "big" due to Shawn, and the fact that HHH was on the freakin' booking committee since early 1997.
How do you think that happened? How do you think a midcarder was able to be calling shots about Montreal, and was able to be in a position to try to hold The Rock down (thank God cooler heads prevailed there)?
He's been politicking since he first got into the WWE, starting with carrying Nash & Michaels' bags. Literally.
It's fine, because it's a dog eat dog world. I kind of admire his hutzpah. But let's not re-write history that he got into that position naturally.
No, Russo didn't think of him as a huge star. My guess is, in some ways he probably viewed him as competition, since an active wrestler had somehow finagled his way into a decision-making, booking, position.