Did anybody else see Triple H on The Wayne Brady Show today? Very drool-able. Being funny with Wayne. More nice Paul than heel Hunter.
Wayne asked what his parents thought about HHH's wrestling career. HHH talked about a match at MSG several years ago that was particularly bloody & brutal. He got backstage, & was doing the macho thing with the guys, talking about what a great show it had been. Meanwhile, mom was over in the corner, bawling over her baby boy. "Maw-ah."
Wayne asked about his most embarassing moment. The first one HHH talked about was a televised match with Al Snow. (I need to know -- is this real, or has HHH taken over Mick's obsession with Al? :-) ) He said he'd taken Al up for a suplex, "My hand hooked in his trunks, & I completely exposed ..." Wayne jumps in to help out, "... his little wrestler?" "Yeah." Next he talked about the match with Shawn at Summerslam. A ways into the match, there was a move where Shawn ended up slipping over HHH & grabbing his trunks. HHH flipped over, "I was completely upside down, & when I looked up, was basically staring myself in the face. So, 'Single H' ..." Audience & Wayne both completely fall apart, & Wayne goes to commercial, "We'll be back with both H's in just a minute."
Resuming the story after commercial, "Luckily for me, as I was exposed, the camera was on my side. The first thing I asked as I came through the curtain to the back was 'Was I exposed on live TV??' That's a fear you have. That could kill off my entire image. A lot." (OK, so now I need to whip out my Summerslam tape & rewatch that match, cursing the cameramen & directors for being in the wrong place!)
Wayne was asking about "Where are you from?" A small town in New Hampshire. The local radio station there has "Triple H Sightings". Doing his own grocery shopping is a problem if its busy, but sometimes you just have to. "God forbid you've got a hemorrhoid or something. Somebody will always see what you're buying." (Somehow I suspect that the reality is more like condoms or Gynelotrimin for Steph, but that's just me.)
They talked a little about the Mr Olympia, then plugged No Mercy on Sunday. By this time, the audience is liking him a whole lot better -- he was being pretty damn charming.
In closing, Wayne says something like, "Part of your mystique is doing that stare, & talking trash. Maybe you can teach me how to do that." They stand up, Wayne mimes getting into a ring. HHH turns away for a second saying "Let me get into character". Turns back with The Stare & The Face. Wayne drops to the ground in terror. :-) Wayne gets up, obviously intending to do the thank-you thing. HHH keeps advancing on him. Wayne, "No, that's OK." HHH having increasing difficulty keeping from laughing, but keeps it together. It was good.
Y'know, sometimes it's like I'm not even watching the same show. I went back & rewatched big hunks of it to see if it was just me. I didn't hate the HHH/Kane match & subsequent unmasking payoff one little bit.