Stephanie Getting the RKO was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Triple H's Career

Ryan MichaelSenior Writer IIIFebruary 26, 2009

Thank you Randy Orton.

Thank you for doing what no one else would dare to do. Thank you for taking out the McMahon family one by one.

But most important of all Orton is the thanks we all owe you for making Triple H a better man.

What do I mean?

When Randy Orton delivered a vicious RKO to Stephanie McMahon, he helped save Triple H's career.

If your still confused, let me clue you in on a little something; Triple H has been digressing badly ever since he turned babyface.

For years now, Triple H has been walking about being nothing more than a shell of his former self. A glorified son-in-law reaping the benefits of World Wrestling Entertainment off pure name recognition and decent ring-work.

The issue is, Triple H lacks passion. He lack's intensity. He lacks all of the things that once made him the absolute best in the business.

Instead, we see a poor-man's version of the former King of Kings reduced to focusing all of his effort into selling T-Shirts and attempting to make people laugh.

The last time we all saw the true cerebral assassin was at Backlash 2006.

Odd that I would state that as the last time we saw the true Triple H, he didn't even win his Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship against John Cena and Edge.

It was what Hunter did after the match that displayed his true brilliance.

After his second failed attempt to capture the WWE Championship from John Cena, he absolutely destroyed everything in sight with his sledgehammer.

A bloodied and battered Triple H laid claim to the WWE Championship even in defeat and looked completely unstoppable in the process.

Shortly there after, he and Shawn Michaels reformed D-Generation X and the fun times began.

When with D-X, Triple H personified comedic gimmicks more than ruthlessness.

He displayed moments of strong desire in D-X's war with Rated RKO, but it took Randy Orton and Edge wiping the floor with Ric Flair to get D-X to be even that passionate.

After he returned from his quad-injury, Triple H quickly transformed into the comedic Game he was not long before his injury.

Look back to No Mercy 2007 to see how he earned a WWE Championship match with Randy Orton after simply making fun of Vince McMahon's reproductive organs.

Although Triple H looked to retain a bit of integrity when he defeated Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at Backlash 2008, he quickly found himself resorting to his old tricks when he was drafted to Smackdown.

Smackdown's Triple H was the epidemy of a legend not taking himself seriously.

The most personal feud he had on Smackdown was probably with Edge for making fun of him during his wedding to Vicki Guerrero and exposing his infidelity.

My issue with Triple H is not his ability, he's very good in the ring. It's not his past, one could argue him to be the greatest wrestler of all time when it's all said and done.

My issue with Triple H is that after turning babyface, he abandoned what made him great just to sell merchandise and crack jokes.

He's been a goof for a great percentage of the time. Yet, his historic legacy, great ability, and family ties keep him at the top of the industry.

What Randy Orton did to Stephanie McMahon was despicable. I never condone any man putting his hands on a woman, even if it's for the entertainment of the fans. I don't value Orton's actions so much as I value the aftermath stemming from them.

Randy Orton has found a way to bring out the best in Triple H.

The Triple H we've seen over the past two weeks is the passionate force that we all once knew. Hunter now as a real reason to be angry with someone.

On Smackdown, he participated in feuds simply because he was the Champion and other people wanted the belt.

With Randy Orton, it's personal.

The last time Triple H was involved in a really passionate and credible feud was against Randy Orton last year.

Again, Randy Orton has found a way to bring the King of Kings back to the WWE. Randy Orton has managed to unleash the beast.

Thanks to Randy Orton, the fans of the WWE will be treated to one of the best main-events we've seen in years as we will all witness a match-up between the hungriest man in the WWE, and the most vengeful.

For that Randy Orton, I thank you.