Triple H Addresses Controversy After Randy Orton Vs. GUNTHER At WWE King Of The Ring

Triple H Addresses Controversy After Randy Orton Vs. GUNTHER At WWE King Of The Ring WWE

Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque has addressed the finish of the WWE King of the Ring tournament between GUNTHER and Randy Orton.

Randy Orton’s left shoulder was clearly up off the ground as the referee counted the pinfall and GUNTHER was crowned the WWE King of the Ring tournament winner.

In a video posted by WWE after the show, Triple H said:

“So, live, I was out there. From my vantage point, it was very difficult to see. Was in the ring, handed the crown to GUNTHER, very happy for him, incredible night, what a performance they both put on.

“Coming back here and seeing it back, look, I saw exactly what you saw, I saw what everybody saw, I saw what everybody is talking about. Didn’t even really seem controversial to me, it just seemed like Randy Orton’s shoulder wasn’t down.

“But, I’m gonna say this, the referee’s decision is final. GUNTHER is your King of the Ring.

“That being said, especially after what I saw tonight, I certainly wanna see that again. I think Randy Orton deserves to have another shot at that. And I think if I know anything about GUNTHER, he will want to have another shot at that, to take the controversy out, to take the asterisk off of the page where it says King of the Ring for him. I think he will want to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is better than Randy Orton.

“So I think, having seen Randy back here, he’s pretty banged up, both his knee and his back, I think it’s gonna be a moment or two before he is ready to step back into the ring with GUNTHER, but when he is, let’s go.”

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At this point, it’s still not 100% known if the finish being done that way was intentional, or if Triple H’s comments were a follow-up to a genuine mistake that was so obvious it had to be addressed.

GUNTHER won the 2024 WWE King of the Ring while elsewhere Nia Jax captured the 2024 Queen of the Ring crown with a win over Lyra Valkyria.

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