One of the surprising additions to the January 11, 2021 episode of Raw was that of Triple H. ‘The Game’ returned to the program and it was announced that he would have his first match in almost two years. Things went awry of course but it was still newsworthy.
Now, Triple H has revealed when he found out he would be on Raw. During his appearance on The Michael Kay Show, he revealed he only had one day’s notice, finding out on Sunday night. Here is the quote, courtesy of Post Wrestling:
“To be honest, I got the call the night before and was like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna write you in the show tomorrow’ and that was it. It’s not the same. As a performer, my hat is off to all the men and women right now that are doing this week in, week out, that did it all this time during COVID and the pandemic and did it in front of no one. Did it in front of few, did it in front of video walls with fans cheering and booing. It’s not the same. It’s difficult when you’ve geared your whole life and your whole career towards getting that reaction and working towards it and now you have to work towards the reaction that you believe that you will get and — but it’s not the same.”
Triple H was to take on Randy Orton in the main event but the segment was used to further Orton’s storyline with Alexa Bliss instead.