A WWE Hall of Famer has credited Triple H with carrying them through a particularly violent Survivor Series match.
At WrestleMania 21 in 2005 Triple H lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Batista, bringing to an end a famously dominant period for The Game. In the months that Followed Triple H failed to win back the gold before taking a four-month hiatus.
Triple H returned to Monday Night Raw in early October where he teamed with Ric Flair in tag team action before turning on his mentor. This led to a Cage Match at Taboo Tuesday which Flair won, and a Last Man Standing Match at Survivor Series which Triple H won.
Flair recently took a look back at the Survivor Series bout on his podcast To Be The Man. During the episode The Nature Boy was full of praise for his friend, commenting that he carried him through the match.
“Yeah, I was very pleased with it. It’s one of those deals where Hunter [Triple H] carried me. He talked to me through it. You know, I was always comfortable with Hunter, I thought he was great. He carried me and supported me and pushed me,”
“He, like Shawn [Michaels] and so many others back then, when I was really struggling with self-confidence issues, were always there for me. The match I had with him in San Diego prior to that, that cage match, was really something I was proud of,”
Following the defeat Ric Flair continued his career for almost another two and a half years before losing to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24. Despite this being a “retirement match” Flair returned to the ring with IMPACT Wrestling and only hung up his boots for good in July 2022.
Despite previously hinting that he might not be done, Flair recently explained he has no plans to get back in the ring.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.