History Wrestling / TripleH

4th Apr '16 2:54:50 PM SpaceDrake
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'''Triple H''', or Hunter Hearst Helmsley if you prefer (''[[TropeNamers not]]'' [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Levesque]]), is one of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s longest tenured performers. He is a nine-time and current [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], and has been part of some of the biggest angles and matches in the company's history. Currently, he is the [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] Chief Operating Officer. In real life, he works in the backstage area of the business, as Executive Vice President of Talent Development and Relations, as well as a "Senior Advisor" to Vince [=McMahon=], and running the developmental show Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.

Married to Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, the daughter of WWE chairman/CEO Wrestling/VinceMcMahon.

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'''Triple H''', or Hunter Hearst Helmsley if you prefer (''[[TropeNamers not]]'' [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Levesque]]), is one of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s longest tenured performers. He is a nine-time and current [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], and has been part of some of the biggest angles and matches in the company's history. Currently, he is the [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] Chief Operating Officer. In real life, he works in the backstage area of the business, as Executive Vice President of Talent Development and Relations, as well as a "Senior Advisor" to Vince [=McMahon=], and running his position as Development EVP means that the developmental show Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.

Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} is a major focus of his.

Married (yes, for real - {{Kayfabe}} made things kinda weird here, we know) to Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, the daughter of WWE chairman/CEO Wrestling/VinceMcMahon.
16th Mar '16 1:22:56 PM Dragon101
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* EvilGenius: Triple H is a succesful businessman, a brilliant wrestler and a master manipulator who has fought and schemed his way to the top of the company and then on to effectively running it (more than once). There is a reason they call him "The Cerebral Assassin" for a reason.
16th Mar '16 1:13:24 PM Dragon101
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A marriage where the groom: kidnapped the bride (who was engaged to somebody else), drugged her to the point that she couldn't even remember the incident and was completely unconscious and unable to give consent, gave consent for her in a high-pitched voice and created videographic evidence that he did so, which he then showed on live national television. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode that's completely legally binding]]. Of course, it turned out that the bride [[EvilAllAlong wasn't actually drugged at all and was in on it from the beginning]], but this still applies since nobody raised the issue or, you know, called the cops about it.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A marriage where the groom: kidnapped the bride (who was engaged to somebody else), drugged her to the point that she couldn't even remember the incident and was completely unconscious and unable to give consent, gave consent for her in a high-pitched voice and created videographic evidence that he did so, which he then showed on live national television. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode that's completely legally binding]]. Of course, it turned out that the bride [[EvilAllAlong wasn't actually drugged at all and was in on it from the beginning]], but this still applies since nobody raised the issue or, you know, called the cops about it. Especially since he "joked" that he '''raped''' her while she was knocked out.
16th Mar '16 1:10:38 PM Dragon101
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* TheArtifact: The name "Triple H" comes from his original gimmick in the WWE where he was a snooty blueblood known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley. The name of his finishing move, the Pedigree, is likewise an artifact of his original gimmick. He's also still billed as from Greenwich, Connecticut (though he now actually lives there). Presumably, "Hunter Hearst Helmsley" is [[CanonName still his kayfabe "real name"]], since other wrestlers who are friendly with him in a given storyline will sometimes call him "Hunter".
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A marriage where the groom: kidnapped the bride (who was engaged to somebody else), drugged her to the point that she couldn't even remember the incident and was completely unconscious and unable to give consent, gave consent for her in a high-pitched voice and created videographic evidence that he did so, which he then showed on live national television. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode that's completely legally binding]].

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* TheArtifact: The name "Triple H" comes from his original gimmick in the WWE where he was a snooty blueblood known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley. The name of his finishing move, the Pedigree, is likewise an artifact of his original gimmick. He's also still billed as from Greenwich, Connecticut (though he now actually lives there). Presumably, "Hunter Hearst Helmsley" is [[CanonName still his kayfabe "real name"]], since other wrestlers who are friendly with him in a given storyline will sometimes call him "Hunter".
"Hunter", and he is even sometimes called this backstage.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A marriage where the groom: kidnapped the bride (who was engaged to somebody else), drugged her to the point that she couldn't even remember the incident and was completely unconscious and unable to give consent, gave consent for her in a high-pitched voice and created videographic evidence that he did so, which he then showed on live national television. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode that's completely legally binding]]. Of course, it turned out that the bride [[EvilAllAlong wasn't actually drugged at all and was in on it from the beginning]], but this still applies since nobody raised the issue or, you know, called the cops about it.
5th Mar '16 11:38:44 PM FordPrefect
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** Arguably lesser examples include Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (though Triple H and Austin still reached the point that they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events). Of course, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].

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** Arguably lesser examples include Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim regime runs), Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (though Triple H and Austin still reached the point that they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events). Of course, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].
5th Mar '16 11:37:21 PM FordPrefect
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** Wrestling/CMPunk. If you believe Punk's explanation of why he left WWE (see [[http://youtu.be/WP5aG1w8k4c episode 226 of Colt Cabana's podcast]]), WWE expected him to shut up, act stupid, get paid, and be happy. There were plenty of workers lined up behind him who are good company men. But Punk is highly opinionated, dangerously smart, knows how to save his bucks so he's not interested in money (insofar as receiving ''equal'' pay goes), and could give a rat's ass about authority. When he singled out HHH for mismanaging his career, he [[ItsPersonal made it personal]] and Stephanie and Hunter were '''livid''' over being crapped on on full view of the IWC. Keep in mind that Vince has been around the block a few times (he suffered through The Ultimate Warrior; Punk is nothing), and has been willing to overlook past grudges in the name of entertainment. Hunter is not as accustomed to it -- not by a long shot.

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** Wrestling/CMPunk. If you believe Punk's explanation of why he left WWE (see [[http://youtu.be/WP5aG1w8k4c episode 226 of Colt Cabana's podcast]]), WWE expected him to shut up, act stupid, get paid, and be happy. There were plenty of workers lined up behind him who are good company men. But Punk is highly opinionated, dangerously smart, knows how to save his bucks so he's not interested in money (insofar as receiving ''equal'' pay goes), and could give a rat's ass about authority. When he singled out HHH for mismanaging his career, he [[ItsPersonal made it personal]] and Stephanie and Hunter were '''livid''' over being crapped on on in full view of the IWC. Keep in mind that Vince has been around the block a few times (he suffered through The Ultimate Warrior; Punk is nothing), and has been willing to overlook past grudges in the name of entertainment. Hunter is not as accustomed to it -- not by a long shot.
3rd Mar '16 7:25:23 AM JamesAustin
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->''"You guys talk about being 'students of the game'? I '''am''' the [[PrecisionFStrike ]] Game, J.R.! There is '''nobody''' who eats, sleeps, and breathes this business more than me!"''

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->''"You guys talk about being 'students of the game'? I '''am''' the [[PrecisionFStrike ]] Game, J.R.! There is '''nobody''' who eats, sleeps, and breathes this business more than me!"''



'''Triple H''', or Hunter Hearst Helmsley if you prefer (''[[TropeNamers not]]'' [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Levesque]]), is one of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s longest tenured performers. He is a nine-time and current [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE Champion]], and has been part of some of the biggest angles and matches in the company's history. Currently, he is the [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] Chief Operating Officer. In real life, he works in the backstage area of the business, as Executive Vice President of Talent Development and Relations, as well as a "Senior Advisor" to Vince [=McMahon=], and running the developmental show Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.

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'''Triple H''', or Hunter Hearst Helmsley if you prefer (''[[TropeNamers not]]'' [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Levesque]]), is one of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s longest tenured performers. He is a nine-time and current [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], and has been part of some of the biggest angles and matches in the company's history. Currently, he is the [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] Chief Operating Officer. In real life, he works in the backstage area of the business, as Executive Vice President of Talent Development and Relations, as well as a "Senior Advisor" to Vince [=McMahon=], and running the developmental show Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.



* AffablyEvil: In-character. He's charming, funny, and when he dedicates himself to a cause, he really gives it his all. It's just that if that cause is himself (and it frequently is), he genuinely does not care how much damage he causes to others.
** Especially during his days with D-Generation X.

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* AffablyEvil: In-character. He's charming, funny, charming and funny (especially during his days with D-Generation X), and when he dedicates himself to a cause, he really gives it his all. It's just that if that cause is himself (and it frequently is), he genuinely does not care how much damage he causes to others. \n** Especially during his days with D-Generation X.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Discounting TV matches, Hunter was never able to best Batista with the World Title on the line during their rivalry in 2005. It took Batista beating him at three straight PPV matches (WM 21, Backlash and "Hell in the Cell" at Vengeance) for TripleH to come to terms with the fact that Batista was not only the better man, but that he had truly evolved into the "Animal" and the champion that Hunter had hoped he would someday become.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
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Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Discounting TV matches, Hunter was never able to best Batista with the World Title on the line during their rivalry in 2005. It took Batista beating him at three straight PPV matches (WM 21, Backlash (''[=WrestleMania=] 21'', ''Backlash'' and "Hell a Hell in the Cell" Cell match at Vengeance) ''Vengeance'') for TripleH Triple H to come to terms with the fact that Batista was not only the better man, but that he had truly evolved into the "Animal" and the champion that Hunter had hoped he would someday become.



** Arguably lesser examples include Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley,[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (though Triple H and Austin still reached the point that they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events). Of course, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].

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** Arguably lesser examples include Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley,[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (though Triple H and Austin still reached the point that they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events). Of course, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].
3rd Mar '16 4:50:00 AM JamesAustin
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** HHH took a special interest in the career of one Wrestling/CMPunk. If you believe Punk's explanation of why he left WWE (see [[http://youtu.be/WP5aG1w8k4c episode 226 of Colt Cabana's podcast]]), WWE expected him to shut up, act stupid, get paid, and be happy. There were plenty of workers lined up behind him who are good company men. But Punk is highly opinionated, dangerously smart, knows how to save his bucks so he's not interested in money (insofar as receiving ''equal'' pay goes), and could give a rat's ass about authority. When he singled out HHH for mismanaging his career, he [[ItsPersonal made it personal]] and Stephanie and Hunter were '''livid''' over being crapped on on full view of the IWC. Keep in mind that Vince has been around the block a few times (he suffered through The Ultimate Warrior; Punk is nothing), and has been willing to overlook past grudges in the name of entertainment. Hunter is not as accustomed to it -- not by a long shot.
** Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/RandyOrton, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (to the point they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events).
*** With Randy, it became so personal that Orton had the audacity to attack Hunter's extended family -- the [=McMahons=], including his wife [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]]. Orton even hit Stephanie with a DDT and then kissed her as she laid on the mat, unconscious, while Triple H (handcuffed to the turnbuckle) was forced to watch. Hunter himself retaliated by attacking Randy in his own home, including beating the crap out of him on his own front lawn. He then vowed to (and legitimately attempted to, in {{kayfabe}}) break Randy Orton's neck at [[WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] 25.]]
** Well, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].
** [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]].
** Certain segments of the audience as well.
** As of 2014, anyone on Team Cena, at least until they beat his team.

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** HHH took a special interest in the career of one Wrestling/CMPunk. If you believe Punk's explanation of why he left WWE (see [[http://youtu.be/WP5aG1w8k4c episode 226 of Colt Cabana's podcast]]), WWE expected him to shut up, act stupid, get paid, and be happy. There were plenty of workers lined up behind him who are good company men. But Punk is highly opinionated, dangerously smart, knows how to save his bucks so he's not interested in money (insofar as receiving ''equal'' pay goes), and could give a rat's ass about authority. When he singled out HHH for mismanaging his career, he [[ItsPersonal made it personal]] and Stephanie and Hunter were '''livid''' over being crapped on on full view of the IWC. Keep in mind that Vince has been around the block a few times (he suffered through The Ultimate Warrior; Punk is nothing), and has been willing to overlook past grudges in the name of entertainment. Hunter is not as accustomed to it -- not by a long shot.
** Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/RandyOrton, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (to the point they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events).
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Wresting/RandyOrton. With Randy, him, it became so personal that Orton had the audacity to attack Hunter's extended family -- the [=McMahons=], including his wife [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]].Wrestling/{{Stephanie|McMahon}}. Orton even hit Stephanie with a DDT and then kissed her as she laid on the mat, unconscious, while Triple H (handcuffed to the turnbuckle) was forced to watch. Hunter himself retaliated by attacking Randy in his own home, including beating the crap out of him on his own front lawn. He then vowed to (and legitimately attempted to, in {{kayfabe}}) break Randy Orton's neck at [[WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] 25.]]
** Well, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].
** [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]].
** Certain segments of the audience as well.
** As of 2014, anyone on Team Cena, at least until they beat his team.
''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXV''.


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** Arguably lesser examples include Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (between DX runs), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (between [=McMahon=]-Helmsley regim runs), Wrestling/MickFoley,[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (though Triple H and Austin still reached the point that they've each ''tried to kill each other'' at consecutive Survivor Series events). Of course, a few of those people are RealLife friends of Triple H, and Vince [=McMahon=] is his RealLife father-in-law. However, if rumors of his backstage politics are to be believed, Triple H probably has just as many enemies in RealLife, [[UpToEleven possibly even more]].
1st Mar '16 10:10:23 PM Nyame
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** By necessity for the 2016 build up to ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'', which is why Hunter won his fourteenth world title despite having expressed no interest in winning another one ever since he became more of a backstage official and an office executive. With the exceptions of Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, every single full-time main event talent on the roster was injured or (in the case of Wrestling/DanielBryan) retired and would miss ''Mania''. There was literally no other major heel to hold the title for Reigns to challenge for it besides Wrestling/BrockLesnar, but Lesnar had transcended beyond the traditional dynamics of face and heel and had become a tweener in the eyes of the fans, one who would be cheered above Reigns no matter what he did. Then, after ''Fastlane'', Reigns had to be written out so he could get facial reconstruction surgery for deviated septum -- he would still be able to do the match but he would still have to miss a significant portion of the build. Since Lesnar, [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]] and Wrestling/TheUndertaker were only booked for a couple of shows, that meant Ambrose and Hunter had to carry RAW by themselves and start a mini-feud for the upcoming ''WWE Roadblock'' Network Special since their respective opponents (Lesnar and Reigns) were unavailable.

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** By necessity for the 2016 build up to ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'', which is why Hunter won his fourteenth world title despite having expressed no interest in winning another one ever since he became more of a backstage official and an office executive. With the exceptions of Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, every single full-time main event talent on the roster was injured or (in the case of Wrestling/DanielBryan) retired and would miss ''Mania''. There was literally no other major heel to hold the title for Reigns to challenge for it besides Wrestling/BrockLesnar, but Lesnar had transcended beyond the traditional dynamics of face and heel and had become a tweener in the eyes of the fans, one who would be cheered above Reigns no matter what he did. Then, after ''Fastlane'', Reigns had to be written out so he could get facial reconstruction surgery for a deviated septum -- he would still be able to do the match but he would still have had to miss a significant portion of the build. Since Lesnar, [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]] [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]], and Wrestling/TheUndertaker were only booked for a couple of shows, that meant Ambrose and Hunter had to carry RAW by themselves and start a mini-feud for the upcoming ''WWE Roadblock'' Network Special Special, since their respective opponents (Lesnar and Reigns) were unavailable.
1st Mar '16 10:01:23 PM Nyame
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Especially during his 2003 and 2011 runs. Has progressively pulled this on the CM Punk story. Watch any promos promoting the upcoming match and how he's turned Punk from being an AntiHero rebel who spoke what everybody felt into a straw man complainer and turned the storyline into defending his wife's honor.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: SpotlightStealingSquad:
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Especially during his 2003 and 2011 runs. Has progressively pulled this on the CM Punk story. Watch any promos promoting the upcoming match and how he's turned Punk from being an AntiHero rebel who spoke what everybody felt into a straw man complainer and turned the storyline into defending his wife's honor.honor.
** By necessity for the 2016 build up to ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'', which is why Hunter won his fourteenth world title despite having expressed no interest in winning another one ever since he became more of a backstage official and an office executive. With the exceptions of Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, every single full-time main event talent on the roster was injured or (in the case of Wrestling/DanielBryan) retired and would miss ''Mania''. There was literally no other major heel to hold the title for Reigns to challenge for it besides Wrestling/BrockLesnar, but Lesnar had transcended beyond the traditional dynamics of face and heel and had become a tweener in the eyes of the fans, one who would be cheered above Reigns no matter what he did. Then, after ''Fastlane'', Reigns had to be written out so he could get facial reconstruction surgery for deviated septum -- he would still be able to do the match but he would still have to miss a significant portion of the build. Since Lesnar, [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]] and Wrestling/TheUndertaker were only booked for a couple of shows, that meant Ambrose and Hunter had to carry RAW by themselves and start a mini-feud for the upcoming ''WWE Roadblock'' Network Special since their respective opponents (Lesnar and Reigns) were unavailable.
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