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Re: Why did Vince never try to push HHH as the babyface of the company?

They tried to push him as a face when he returned in 2002 and it didn't work.
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Re: Why did Vince never try to push HHH as the babyface of the company?

He was never more over than he was in 2002. But it didn't work for the long-term.

Triple H, at the end of the day, is a fairly boring personality. He's not that guy who goes around the world, drinking, fighting, partying like a rockstar. He works as a heel because his natural prick demeanour can shine. But as a babyface, he has to cover it up, resulting in him being a boring, monotone jacked-up dude.

Maybe he could've been effective as a "badass", sarcastic anti-hero, but his marriage to Stephanie killed any chance of people being able to buy that. Imagine if Stone Cold Steve Austin was married to Vince's daughter, while trying to portray himself as a beer-drinking badass? Nobody would've bought it.
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Re: Why did Vince never try to push HHH as the babyface of the company?

HHH was over fecking huge when he came back in 2002 but like its been said, it simply didnt last that long.

I think HHH just isnt a likeable individual like austin or rock for example, his personality just fits a heel.
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Re: Why did Vince never try to push HHH as the babyface of the company?

He did.

Heading into WM18 Triple H was the returning babyface set to retake the title from Chris Jericho.

Hunter had the misfortune for this to coincide with the returning Hulk Hogan, a *much* more popular babyface. So things panned out a little differently.

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He was never more over than he was in 2002. But it didn't work for the long-term.

Triple H, at the end of the day, is a fairly boring personality. He's not that guy who goes around the world, drinking, fighting, partying like a rockstar. He works as a heel because his natural prick demeanour can shine. But as a babyface, he has to cover it up, resulting in him being a boring, monotone jacked-up dude.
I'm a full on HHH mark, but this, one hundred times this. Look at the faces in and around HHH's heyday. Stonecold, Rock, Sting a little later Hall & Nash who started out as heels were so cool they ended up getting cheered.

And that's the key word, COOL. Hunter did not have that cool factor that was needed around that time. Even fast forward to Evolution and Flair & Batista oozed coolness ahead of The Game.

Personally I'm glad, as Vince not pushing Hunter as a face meant we were introduced to one of the greatest heels of all time, in my eyes.
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Was he not the no.1 babyface on Smackdown in 2008 for a short period of time?

He's much better as a heel anyway.
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Because angry is just what HHH does.
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I'm a full on HHH mark, but this, one hundred times this. Look at the faces in and around HHH's heyday. Stonecold, Rock, Sting a little later Hall & Nash who started out as heels were so cool they ended up getting cheered.

And that's the key word, COOL. Hunter did not have that cool factor that was needed around that time. Even fast forward to Evolution and Flair & Batista oozed coolness ahead of The Game.

Personally I'm glad, as Vince not pushing Hunter as a face meant we were introduced to one of the greatest heels of all time, in my eyes.
He would've been the Roman Reigns of his era, if they tried to push him as a babyface.

It's just not something that comes naturally to him. As you say, he's just not a "cool guy". Not everybody is. Not everybody has to be.

If he was "cool", he couldn't have been a great heel. Cool heels turn babyface eventually.
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Re: Why did Vince never try to push HHH as the babyface of the company?

Some people are just born to play a character and Triple H has always been a heel to me. He's not bad as a face but I always think he overcompensates a little bit as a face. He tries to be funny and tries to be a badass, but sometimes it looks like he's trying too hard. Has to resort to breaking the 4th wall in order to get a laugh. Nah, he's better off being a heel because at least he's in his element.
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