Through the newest version of his “Grilling JR” podcast, Jim Ross commented on Triple H tearing his quad throughout a match on an episode of RAW in 2001, and extra. You’ll be able to try some highlights from the podcast under:
On Triple H working via a torn quad within the 2001 RAW match the place he teamed with Steve Austin to face Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit: “He doesn’t get sufficient credit score for persevering with that match with a horrific harm. Painful harm. However he caught it out and steered the course one way or the other, someway. It all the time resonated with me and nonetheless does to this very day. Many of the concentrate on Triple H these days is as an administrator in WWE, however his wrestling profession again in these days – at one time, he grew to become one of the best heel in our firm, and arguably, one of the best heel within the wrestling enterprise. I simply thought he was superb. His matches with Mick Foley helped that. However yeah, it takes plenty of guts to try this.”
On the psychology behind the match and WWE dropping one other high star for an prolonged interval: “That important occasion itself – in case you return and watch this or haven’t seen it, that tag match is price taking a very good lengthy gander at….they did create magic as a result of they had been all expert professionals. Their talent units had been superior, enhanced, and refined. It was only a matter of incorporating your talent set right into a tag setting – the psychology within the early a part of that match when Benoit acquired remoted and Jericho was prevented from making the tag. You bought a pleasant shine on Benoit early and Austin bought like loopy. The tags had been beginning to come from the heel facet. It was simply actually, actually good. On the finish, that sledgehammer factor, Austin was out. That was his cause for dropping and taking the autumn.
“Right here once more, for me in my expertise relations position, The Rock is someplace making a film. The highest babyface I’ve ever had in my life, booking-wise, is a heel. And now a man that might both be a high babyface or a high heel is happening the injured reserve due to a torn quad. We wanted folks to step up. Nothing supplants getting somebody over than a win with their end – not banana peels or fast ones or small packages. I actually thought that was a fantastic psychological outing while you return and have a look at it in that regard. You perceive the ideas of tag workforce wrestling a lot better.”
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)