Hey Scott, the podcasts that have been released with Punk have painted Hunter in a pretty unflattering light, more so than the previous years. There seems to be a pretty big pattern looking back at his career that paints him as a pretty insecure man that just has to insert himself as the center of some attention. Examples include:
- Two straight WrestleMania (sub-par) matches with the Undertaker following the previous two (good) matches between Shawn and Taker
- Inserting himself in the Summer of Punk that led to a Kevin Nash feud that lit nothing on fire and led to no resolution for Punk
- Continuously being put in the same star level of Austin and the Rock (not that he wasn't good back then, but he is nowhere near their caliber)
- Pinning and burying Hurricane immediately after Helms pinned Rocky in a comedy "Feud", because Hunter
- Awarding himself a World Championship and burying various people in the process
- Wrestling Brock Lesnar in a trilogy of so-so matches, just because
- Acting like the cool guy in either heel or face mode and pretty much belittling anything during promos.
- The twenty minute promos that he made a chore to sit through for years, again because Hunter
Too many more I left out for the attention. You can tell the insecurity in him considering that we keep hearing that no one wants to approach him backstage because of how he was more or less publicly punked out by Punk. I think the most telling moments of ego that I can think of at the top of my head are these two.
- At the end of Thy Kingdom Come they spend the last ten minutes of the documentary saying how much of a reat person/wrestler he is. Seriously, they spend ten minutes singing his praises, like they have to keep his ego up.
- The end of Wrestling with Shadows where he smugly says he has nothing to do with the Screwjob and gets verbally torn down by JUlie Hart. I remember noticing HHH just sort of became quiet in a way that reminds when a kid is told off by his mom.
This is a pretty grossly misrepresented and biased look at HHH's career.
I mean, clearly the Undertaker matches were damn good.