Originally Posted by austin316 G.O.A.T
-Orton was having feuds with Tommy Dreamer and Hardcore Holly before HHH handpicked as him as the 'crown jewel' in WWE.If not for Evolution,he would have been released way back
-Randy Orton had his first brush at the main-event when he had a feud with HHH.If only winning is putting over,Bret Hart never put Austin over either.
-Randy Orton was getting huge pops as a face when he had a feud with HHH.He even allowed a young cocky Orton to even spit on him.It was not HHH's fault that Orton became irrelevant after his feud with HHH got over.
WWE have never mentioned HHH in the same league as Austin/Rock
They have been calling UT as the biggest legend of all time and Shawn as the greatest of all time.But I don't think they have overrated HHH as Taker/Shawn in recent times.
HHH may not be in their league but he certainly is the greatest heel of all time
As I said, the closest Hunter got to actually putting Orton over, was by letting him stand by his side in his stable.
The art of putting someone over in a fued, is to make them look stronger coming out of it, then when they came into it. Ortons first big title match was against Chris Benoit, which was the culmination of WWE's succesful at the time efforts to get Randy over. Losing to Triple H clean, derailed that momentum completely! The difference with that and Bret - Austin was simple, Austin was making some waves in the upper mid card, with the way it ended, that picture of austin bloodied, passed out and refusing to give up made Austin into something serious!
He couldn't even give him the clean win at No Mercy 2007, I mean who else can become the champion when losing on the same night? Terrible booking, and proof of Triple H's ego!
Ok, you say Triple H isnt treated as a legend. Why are his wrestlemania matches with Undertaker treated as this legendary match for the ages, yet Punks match with Taker, which arguably garnered a bigger response (at least in comparison to the first one) and was better executed as a wrestling match (in the opinion of most experts) is not?