Tbh that's part of what makes him as a heel to me. He always finds a way to get minions and more power that's some old crime boss shit..
Chyna, DX, Authority, McMahon Helmsley era, Evolution, Power Trip, various tag partners... his best times always came with people around him to play off with.
However as a bad guy? Very good
In the promo for it he goes on about how he's a student of the industry, which he is. Then you could look at it as he plays the game as in the political games of where to align yourself. Then for an egotistical heel thinking that you are the industry aka the Game makes sense.. Also, all of his nicknames? They're pretty cool but why the need for so many? Cerebral Assassin? Huh? He mostly brawls and such. He's a tough guy and goes straight to the point. Not many psychological games there. And wtf does The Game mean anyway? I still don't get it. That moniker would fit a The Ridler type of character, not a straight forward badass degenerate like HHH. I can understand most WWE legends nicknames to some degree, but not HHH's. Am I reading too much into this?
So what about you? What are your honest thoughts on Triple H?
A lot of times he is a bit boring, yes. Also, for a guy with such a long career and tons of title reigns... I cant' remember many promos of his that stand out particularly off the top of my head. I sure as hell can think of many Austin, Rock, Foley, Jericho, Angle, Piper, JBL, etc. promos, but I can't think of a single HHH promo that I've truly enjoyed. And if there's one, he wasn't the only person involved in it. Like I've mentioned in my OP, the one about Kurt Angle being a crbaby abd possibly gay. That also had Kurt, Stephanie and Foley involved in it.I can get all the arguments about how HHH is a master of the business and all that, but fact is, he always bored me.
He still would have gotten several title reigns if he didn't marry Stephanie. He just wouldn't have all the power he has now nor would he be the heir to the throne. His friendship with Michaels was how he got in Vince's ear in the first place.Good talker good in ring performer. Used backstage politics no doubt. Possibly took advantage of the bosses daughter having a crush on him. Has the WWE rewrite history for him to make himself feel better.