Watching Triple H and the DX gimmick lately is like watching your old Uncle Roy dance around the room singing cowboy songs in his underwear. It was funny the first time, but now it is just sad.
Triple H as “The Game” and Triple H as DX member are complete and total polar opposites. Not so long ago, Trips was in a hell of a feud with Randy Orton and getting monster pops at every arena in America and abroad. Now, when the DX music hits he is fortunate to get half that. Even when Triple H was a heel he would get bigger pops.
The issue is that Triple H is simply not taken seriously as a member of DX. Think about it. You have a guy with neon green cracking jokes and running silly and borderline skits versus the Game holding his sledgehammer—which one is more imposing and exciting?
Don't get me wrong here...I was a fan of DX back in the Attitude Era. I was a Triple H fan back then as well. The difference back then was Triple H was still pretty hardcore. He still was the Game in spite of the antics. Today's version is like he is trying to play the funny man all the time and his persona is suffering.
I could stand DX around now if it were not for the constant silliness in lieu of some serious wrestling. Triple H is not going to wow us with his technical abilities, so his persona is really what he has going for him. He has been around forever, and that gimmick came a long ways since the days of English bows. DX is killing even that in my opinion.
Another reason it is not working for Trips is because it is only a skinny version of DX. When he has multiple people in the group it comes off much better in my opinion. Triple H is capable of group dynamics as shown with Evolution and the previous incarnation without playing the buffoon all the time.
So please, Triple H...go back to being “The Game” before you turn into Uncle Roy. The gimmick is no longer funny and you work much better with a sledgehammer.