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.
I got an NWA-TNA show several weeks ago, & in-deeeed, Paul Logan was one of the guys I noticed too. His match with Matt on Velocity turned out really well. Little bit awkward at first, but got over that, & ended up with a very strong performance.