WWE: Triple H – Thy Kingdom Come [Blu-ray] Review (Sort Of)By Lee Muller · · Leave a Comment
You know what? It has been a whole few months since I’ve had the chance to watch and learn about a WWE superstar that I have grown up with. So then I hear about this new Triple H DVD coming out and I’m all like “Sweet! The Game gets another DVD but this one’s going to be more comprehensive”. After watching some great WWE Studios Documentaries on the likes of Bret Hart, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and CM Punk I had high hopes. Boy was I wrong.
So this DVD starts like all of them usually do: Yep, you guessed it, Baby Trips. I’m not going to spoil everything but what I’ll say is they don’t spend as much time as they do on the young lives of wrestlers like CM Punk and Mick Foley. They dive very fast into Triple H’s training and him joining WCW. He does make it sound like he knew WCW was going under even in the early days.
Triple H was always a WWE guy and if you didn’t know it beforehand you know now since that’s pretty much what this DVD is about. We get to learn about how he got his start in the E but the surprising turn is when they concentrate a good amount of time on his female counterpart, Chyna. I was pleasantly surprised about the stories of how Trips and Shawn Michaels found her and how well she fit and helped push Degeneration-X even further.
We move on and learn about some of his feuds with the likes of Mick Foley, The Nation of Domination, and The Rock. I’m going to summarize the rest of the story part of the DVD right now: I did not marry the Owner’s daughter to push my career and I hurt myself really bad because I give so much to the fans. It felt like an eternity watching everyone discuss his relationship with his now wife, Stephanie. I enjoyed learning more about his injury with his torn quad and the therapy he endured to get back to doing what he loved.
This is the part where I review the biography portion of this DVD. Triple H just isn’t that interesting, sorry to disappoint. His WWE career is even pretty boring. The only set back he had was the MSG Incident with the rest of the Kliq and then it was smooth sailing a year after. How about Mick Foley scratching and crawling to get to the WWE or CM Punk working the indies and never being allowed to be the main event in WWE or even Bret Hart’s struggles with Stampede Wrestling and then the horrors of joining WCW. I give this part a 3 out of 5 stars.
This is where this DVD shines. We get some amazing matches with some great opponents. My review is 5 out of 5 stars for this because I couldn’t stop watching these matches and that’s why this review took so long. I’m going to list all of the matches because they are worth the price of the Blu-Ray alone:
WWE Blueblood Triple H Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Jean-Paul Levesque vs. Ricky Steamboat
WCW Saturday Night – 3rd September, 1994
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Dude Love
One Night Only – September 1997
Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship
The Rock vs. Triple H
Judgment Day – 21st May, 2000
No Disqualification Match
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
Unforgiven 24th September, 2000
WWE Triple H World Heavyweight Champion
All Championships on the Line
Triple H & Stone Cold vs. The Undertaker & Kane
Backlash – 29th April, 2001
World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam
RAW – 30th June, 2003
Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H
Royal Rumble – 25th January, 2004
Road to WrestleMania Tournament Match
Ric Flair vs. Triple H
RAW – 6th February, 2006
Return from Injury
Triple H vs. King Booker
SummerSlam – 26th August, 2007
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
Triple H vs. Randy Orton
No Mercy – 7th October, 2007
Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
SmackDown – 21st November, 2008
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho
RAW – 30th November, 2009
WWE Triple H COO
No Disqualification / Career on the Line
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
WrestleMania 29 – 7th April, 2013
Some of these are awesome and should have been included in the actual biography like the stories about Sherri Martel, Evolution’s fifth member, and stealing DDP’s Diamond Cutter. Some are just dumb like him discussing his motivation in high school and The Rock’s stories about him. One story that almost moved me to tears was the story behind Shawn Michaels’ comeback and wish they discussed it in more detail.
The story is okay but the matches are what makes this DVD special. Triple H is no Steve Austin, Undertaker, or Shawn Michaels so they played up how great he was by showing matches he shared with the above competitors. When it’s all said and done: 4 out of 5 stars. Let the arguing begin.
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