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The Cringe Factor

Hey Scott,

In honor of Roman's "Sufferin Succotash" my question is, what is  the most cringe inducing promo/backstage dialogue?  For me it was always Benoit's "Yada Yada talk to the hand!"

​I feel like the attempts to get "Creepy Little Bastard" over as a catchphrase were pretty sad, myself.  Also, John Morrison trying to make "Mr. Ziggles" a thing and failing miserably.  ​

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  1. He's too ingrained as HHH. Going by his real name would never work at this point.

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  2. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMarch 7, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    My Grandmother is 92 years old. Can hardly walk, Can hardly see. But her mind is as sharp as a tack...My point?...Umm something about Vince never dying but mostly I just wanted to talk about how much I love my Grandmother.

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  3. The more I see of Vince, the more I'm convinced this man will outlive us all.

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  4. This emailer does understand that HHH goes by his real name in all business matters, yes? That the only difference between him and Vince is that Vince didn't have a screen name?

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  5. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 7, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    I think it's pretty clear that the Emailer doesn't get the distinction.

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  6. This is assuming Triple H and Stephanie will ever stop being on-screen characters and media whores and put their concentration on their backstage and corporate responsibilities instead. They won't.

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  7. Vince has played "himself", a lecherous, creepy, villainous asshole who sometimes forces employees to kiss his bare ass in the middle of the ring.

    You know what, just ignore the quotes. The point is the name he uses on TV is immaterial.

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  8. You can assume that, but really, nobody who isn't a jobber has shown more ass in the last year and a half than HHH.

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  9. Same here - my grandfather just turned 93, and means everything to me. Just a kind, loving, wonderful human being.

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  10. I disagree - despite the on-screen falling out between Trips and Steph, they still just kinda went "everyone knows, no point in hiding it" and revealed them as a couple, and when Trips' office is shown, it clearly shows his real name.

    I think as long as he's still somewhat active in the ring, he'll still go by "Triple H", but once he really starts to hang it up (like, not even once per year), they'll just drop the pretense.

    If anything, they'll go the JBL route and call him "Paul Hunter Levesque" or something.

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  11. Wait this isn't a Reigns email.

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  12. He will remain HHH anytime he's on TV or involved in an angle.

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  13. I've been saying that too! It's insufferable

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  14. Punk called him Paul. When Lesnar smashed up his office they specifically showed it was "Paul Levesque"'s office. Any mainstream media calls him "Paul "Triple H" Levesque". It's such a non issue. I'm pretty sure the owner of this site's birth certificate says "Scott Keith" not "net.cop" but I never got confused. I'm going to hope most people are smart enough to realise "Hunter Hearst Helmsley" is made up.

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  15. Stroke or heart attack imminent. Normal people get those unfortunately but this guy is still pumping steroids or hgh into his body at 69. Recipe for disaster.

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  16. He should really be Terra Ryzing, COO of the WWE.

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  17. Simple: bring in Mike Tenay for one night and when HHH appears, have him scream "What's Paul Levesque doing in the WarZone, Taz?!"

    Taz will not be present to respond.

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  18. Losing matches and showing ass aren't always the same thing.

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  19. I understand Flair not beating Undertaker at Wrestlemania, but Flair never got revenge. They should have done a rematch the next night on Raw for Flair to win.

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  20. HHH for the most part has been a dork who makes terrible jokes and acts like Stephanie McMahon's lapdog half the time.

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  21. If his on screen antics are to be considered in how serious he is taken in legitimate business dealings, then going by the name "Triple H" is the least of his worries.

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  22. Correction: he fucked a corpse's brains out.

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  23. Yeah, that was messed up. Taker beat the crap out of his son and his best friend...and Flair gets nothing?

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  24. They should have changed his name to Paul Levesque when he founded the Authority. He could have gotten extra heat by having a promo where he says he regrets being in DX, saying it's juvenile nonsense. Now he lives in the adult world. It's time to grow up. etc.

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  25. VadersBuffetShitMarch 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    He has to use Triple H because it's trademarked by the WWE. Last thing they want is to start marketing him by his real name only for him to turn up at the Impact Zone in a couple of years.

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  26. So you criticize 50/50 booking but in that instance it's okay?


    If the feud was about building Taker for a World Title run and feuds with Austin, Hogan and HHH, he has to go over.

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  27. He's still real to me, dammit!

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  28. I do wonder sometimes what Vince calls him around the office or at home.

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  29. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 8, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    I see him splitting with NXT as its own territory before he ends up on Impact.

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  30. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 8, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Mr. T? Is that you?

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  31. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 8, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Probably Hunter.

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  32. uhm... for example, Vince has? (we're talking about a guy who's the head of a company at its hottest point in a decade that stands in ring and pretended (hopefully!) to wet himself. also, while he has had others "kiss" his butt on screen he had the same being done to him at least twice)

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  33. You're correct, but he's done both.

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  34. In the past year and a half?

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  35. Vince will die? I still can't see it.

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  36. Triple H if he debuted today - "Paul Levesque? Nobody will know how to pronounce that. From now on, you're Levi Paulson, pal."

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  37. He probably got a couple of drinks out of it.

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