WWE Executive Vice President Triple H will not be on the Christmas card list of a former WWE Intercontinental Champion who says the two were never friends.
‘Wildman’ Marc Mero debuted in the World Wrestling Federation at WrestleMania 12, the same night Hunter Hearst Helmsley brought a valet that would become known as Sable to the ring. Mero soon came to his real-life wife’s rescue beginning a feud with the man who would become Triple H. Mero defeated Triple H in his first WWF pay-per-view outing at In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog.
Speaking in an interview with James’ Wrestling Shoot Interviews Marc Mero discussed his relationship with Triple H that went way back to both men’s days in WCW.
“I probably wrestled him more than anybody in history. We were in WCW as Jean-Paul Levesque and Johnny B. Badd, and of course, I beat him every night and then going over to WWE. He did get his first championship belt from me, it was the Intercontinental belt. It was his first title win.”
“I gotta tell you, we were never friends in the business, we were cordial with each other. We never hung out or anything. If I could ever say anything to Triple H, I’d say thank you. I learned so much from that guy. He is an unbelievable worker. He really studies the game, he studies matches and I became a better wrestler because I got to wrestle him so much.”
Mero then added that were Triple H was one of three men he found himself across the ring from more than any others. Mero noted that he was lucky to have squared off so many times with bonafide WWE Hall Of Famers.
“There were three guys that I wrestled a lot. Number one, Triple H. Number two, Stone Cold Steve Austin. And number three was Diamond Dallas Page. Three guys that I wrestle probably a couple of hundred times each. What a blessing, to work with guys like that.”
Former WWE commentary legend Jim Ross recently had his say on Triple H, calling him the best heel in the business before his serious injury in 2001.