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  • This moment at a house show in Phoenix. Most reports say that Hunter is extremely gracious towards fans.
  • When HBK retired, Chris Jericho cut a promo gloating that his nemesis was now gone. Cue Triple H to come kick his ass and give him Shawn's patented Sweet Chin Music. Granted, even he admitted he can't kick as high as Shawn and it was really more of "Sweet Chest Music", but it's the thought that counts.
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  • Triple H apparently once paid for pizza for an entire crowd of people waiting outside an arena because of technical problems that made the show start at least half an hour late.
  • His Hall of Fame induction speech for his best friend Shawn Michaels was half-comedy roast and half-Tear Jerker, in true Hunter fashion. Then he brings out Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, for a Kliq reunion.
  • Showing up on Smackdown to come out for Edge's retirement sendoff, and bowing to Edge in the middle of the ring before hugging him.
  • The aftermath of the Hell in a Cell match at Wrestlemania 28: After having been beaten so badly he couldn't get to his feet, Shawn and Taker pick Hunter up and walk him up the ramp. The three of them - at war not five minutes before - hug and stand arm-in-arm on the stage.
  • After the death of Ric Flair's younger son, Reid, Ric had placed one of his two WWE Hall of Fame rings on Reid's finger at his funeral and gave the other to his elder son, David. When Triple H heard about this, he had a third ring made for Ric that had Reid's name engraved on it.
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  • Combined with Tear Jerker, Triple H puts Daniel Bryan fan Connor "the Crusher" Michalek over. Triple H may not have been his favorite wrestler, but what he did for little Connor regardless is nothing short of heartwarming. Connor was diagnosed with Pediatric Cancer and a great fan of Daniel Bryan's. The WWE invited Connor and his family to WrestleMania XXX, and a week before, they took him to an arena with Daniel, did his entrance and everything, with numerous superstars around the ring chanting for the little guy. Hunter himself took it a step further as a referee got in the ring and then Hunter jumped in himself, crouched down to Connor's eye level and told him to hit him. Connor, of course, refused at first. Hunter told him to go ahead. Connor's punch probably was little more than a tap, but credit where it's due. He took it like he'd been shot by a magnum, and then let the little guy pin him for a clean three count.
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  • On August 3rd, 2015, a little over a year later, he managed to top that by signing a young boy named Elijah, who had beaten Cancer no less than four times by the age of eight, to a WWE contract, and clearly wanted to give the kid the moment of a lifetime, alongside Stephanie and Cody Rhodes (in his Stardust persona), helping to hype the kid up for the crowd— who were all too willing to join in on the fun— and it's not hard to believe he will be looking for the kid if he decides wrestling is still what he wants to do when he grows up.
  • After Corey Graves' in-ring career was ended by a series of concussions, Triple H offered him a two-year contract as an NXT announcer, saying that Graves had done everything asked of him and more during his time in the ring. Graves accepted and he is now the colour commentator of both of WWE's main shows. It's paid off in spades too, as Graves is arguably the most popular commentator WWE has and has been hailed by some as the new "Voice of the WWE".
  • On the January 19, 2015 episode of Raw, the main event was a 3-on-1 handicap match with John Cena against numerous Authority members with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, the leaders of The Authority at ringside. Triple H noticed a kid sitting behind him chanting his name. He then told the kid to stop bothering him, whereupon he started crying. Triple H had the cameras pan away from him, and he broke character to console the kid and give him a hug, as seen here. The guy who posted the picture also claimed that Stephanie broke character too. Definitely proof that Triple H and Stephanie are nothing like their onscreen characters, and are very appreciative of the audience.
  • The ending of WWE NXT TakeOver: Respect. After the amazing thirty-minute Iron (Wo)Man match between Bayley and Sasha Banks, the first ever Divas main event for a major WWE show, he stands with the rest of the NXT roster, bouquet in hand, applauding both participants. After giving some comforting words to Sasha, he alone enters the ring, hugs Bayley, congratulating her on a job well done, and hands her the bouquet and holds up her hand to the roar of the Full Sail crowd.
    • What Hunter has done for the Divas division in general. Numerous Attitude Era Divas talk about how they initially didn't have agents to help plan for their matches, but Triple H was always there, willing to give them advice. It shows that Hunter, no matter what you think about how he treated his fellow male wrestlers, always held the women of the WWE in high regard, and believed in them, in that they could be so much more than just a bathroom break or a jiggle show. And now, he's helping them put on quality matches and get into the main event. It's really something to behold.
  • During one of the tribute shows following Eddie Guerrero's death, Triple H came out to wrestle with Guerrero's initials written on his taped wrists. When he entered the ring, he climbed the turnbuckles to go through his trademark routine - only to motion to the crowd and point to his wrists, as if to say, "Not for me. Don't cheer for me. This one's for Eddie."
  • At Roddy Piper's funeral, Chyna came up to Triple H, having not seen him for 14 years, and they briefly made amends. This would be the last time they ever interacted.
  • Based on how you see it, his shocking return to Raw on August 29, 2016, when he betrays Seth Rollins to hand Kevin Owens the Universal Championship. As he has Rollins in a pre-Pedigree headlock, he looks at Owens, nodding in a way that said,"Kid, this '''IS''' your night" before pedigreeing Rollins, snatching the championship belt from RAW General Manager Mick Foley and handing it to Owens.
  • During a tour of South America, Kevin Owens had to leave to be with his family. Not only did Triple H replace him on the tour and step back into the ring for free, he sent the money he would have been paid to Owens' family.
  • Following a brutal PPV-length house match against Jinder Mahal in India, Trips gave the benighted ex-champion a bit of validation.
    Triple H: I've been coming here since 1996. It's an honor to be back here again, and it's an honor to step into this ring with the Modern Day Maharaja. Many people may criticize you, many people may hate you for no reason, but know this: you have earned my respect.
  • Triple H showing up in ICW's Fight Club show in Cardiff, Wales. Even when ICW owner Mark Dallas introduced him and his music hit, the crowd still thought it had to be a joke, because no one from WWE's top brass would EVER show up in an independent ring...until Hunter walked through the curtain. Hunter then proceeded to give a fantastic speech, putting over ICW, Progress, and the British wrestling scene as a whole. And the crowd loved every second.
  • His segment with Seth Rollins on the 1/28/2019 episode of RAW where he congratulates Seth for his Royal Rumble win. Aside from both guys legitimately getting a little bit choked up, it's even more meaningful when you consider both men's histories together both in Kayfabe and in Real Life. At the end of the day, in both worlds and after all the two had been through, Seth was still Trips's prized pupil.
  • Just about anytime Triple H shows up on NXT programming. (This is typically mixed with Moment of Awesome because it usually signals that some sort of big announcement is coming...) Wrestling fans (particularly smarks, and NXT's audiences are typically very smark-leaning) can be a cynical lot, so it's heartwarming to see just how much Triple H is legitimately loved and appreciated by NXT's fanbase as the brand's visionary leader. To put it into perspective, his authority figure entrance theme, "King of Kings", fits best as the Villain Song of a ruthless tyrant (which he played to the hilt in the early-mid 2010s on the main roster shows). In NXT, that song plays and the crowd explodes - then its lyrics say "Bow down to the king" and they do.
  • During a funeral service for Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Triple H shares a few words about a very old friend of his. While it's peppered with the kind of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll that one would expect from Lemmy, it's clear just how much HHH respects and misses his friend.

  • With regards to his relationship with Chyna.
    • While they were still together, Triple H notes on The Martin show that they started as friends, romance developed later, and being work colleagues, they're spent more time together than most married couples -which elicits a few awww's from the audience.
    • Her Induction into the HOF, alongside DX provides cases that are heartwarming, but seep over into Tear Jerker.
      • They go so far as to pay tribute to her with her picture on the screen overhead, though he looks briefly at first, HHH seems to turn away and avoid looking at her pic afterwards.
      • When presenting gift-cufflinks he had made for the DX members, he also had a Hall of Fame pendant made for Chyna which he gave to her sister, Kathy Hamilton.
      • During Hunter's speech on Chyna, he pointed to Kathy and told her that Chyna would be happy and that she's with them at that moment.
      • Going more on his speech, he notes that he would not be where he is if it hadn't been for her.
    • Though he gave no details, HHH shares that he got together with Kathy to talk which he says gave him a sense of closure.


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