I figured I'd make this its own thread and quite frankly I feel like we've had a thread like this before. I posted this in the Summerslam thread and I thought it should be specialized. Let me just say this before reading my post below...I have never been a huge HHH fan and I think he's kinda boring right now...I miss the heel version. But I can respect the man for the things he's accomplished...even if some of them were given to him. These are my thoughts on him and his bad rap for being where he is because of who he's married too. Okay, that's it, read below and please respond with disagreements and agreements. Thanks. Triple H won his first WWE Championship in August of 1999. He had either disbanded DX or was about too. The Stephanie/HHH storyline didn't start until the beginning of 2000...might have been late 1999. He lost the belt to Vince and then got it back. Then he got it a third time in the beginning of 2000...three title reigns already...two of which were months before the Steph storyline even started. Couple that with the fact Stephanie and Triple H didnt start dating in REAL LIFE the second this storyline started up...and They legally didnt marry until 2003...just sayin. In fact, he was still dating Chyna when the Stephanie storyline surfaced...they broke up sometime in 2000. When Steph and HHH started dating I'll never know. My point was that Triple H was a huge deal before he started dating the bosses daughter. Is what he's ultimately become a buy-product of being with her? Probably so...no questions asked. But the marriage didnt make Triple H a superstar...he was already a two time champion and created a very popular version of DX with X-Pac, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. He didnt need her to become a multiple time champion...some of those later title reigns were aided I'm sure but that's not my point. Everyone keeps calling Trips the bad guy...maybe sometimes he is. This is still a man who's put over the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Big Show, Rock, Austin, Angle, Jericho, Lesnar, Edge, Batista etc etc. Those are all big names and you can thank Triple H for some of that. He made Batista the superstar that he is...without question. He's not that bad of a guy...he laid down for Legacy three weeks ago. The man is guilty by association...because he's friends with the clique, because he's married to the bosses daughter. Well shit, the man is a good fucking wrestler...let's give the man some credit for once.