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FLASHBACK: Attitude Era Wrestler Talks About Change In Triple H After Gaining Political Power

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 30, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was taped in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1995’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Goldust vs. Savio Vega

2. Marty Jannetty vs. Joe Dorgon

3. The Smoking Gunns vs. Phil Apollo & John Rashner

4. Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart

• FLASHBACK: Attitude Era Wrestler Talks About Change In Triple H After Gaining Political Power

In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with WWF Attitude Era Veteran D’Lo Brown, where he talked about Triple H & Shawn Michaels, Triple H’s relationship with Stephanie McMahon/Chyna & more.

Below are the highlights:

D’Lo: Initially, in DX, Hunter was a cool guy who I realized had a real good brain for the industry and the business. He could sit there and he could plan things in a way that I had never seen before.

He almost thought in three dimensions. It was weird. He knew where everybody was, what everybody was doing. Even when it was away from where he was, he could see other guys doing other stuff. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

I didn’t understand the political drive he had and then it was weird to kind of watch him morph into something else and into what he is today. It’s amazing to me someone who should be so secure with their position and image and station in this life, in this business, in this industry, he’s so self-conscious of it. And it’s amazing to me. I mean, here’s a man who has nothing to worry about and then he worries every day. I just don’t get it.

Host: What about old Triple H, did you sense a change with him as he got more power?

D’Lo: Yes, you could just see his confidence get more and more exuding. As his political power rose up, he became invulnerable and it was easy to see. Some of the things he would do in the ring or say in the ring, if other people did it, they would get fired. But because of who he was, he didn’t.

Host: Was it a weird time, when he was dating both Stephanie and Chyna? Did the boys know about it?

D’Lo: Boys didn’t know. I’m not gonna name the one guy I was talking to because I don’t want to get any heat with this guy. We’re in Madison Square Garden and he and I are standing there and Triple H, I believe, was wrestling Mick Foley. They did this crazy match. It wasn’t Hell in a Cell but it was real bloody.

And I remember Triple H getting carried to the back and me and this guy were standing there looking. Stephanie McMahon was standing right at Gorilla, this was before anything got announced or anything came out, and she was just looking at him like my wife would look at me if I were hurt.

And there’s Chyna, eyes fixed on Stephanie with her eyes fixed on Hunter and we just looked each other and go, “Oh sh*t is coming down here.”

And it was weeks after that rumors started slipping out. That’s how it moved forward. I remember riding back in the car with that guy at night and I’m going, “There’s something going on there, isn’t it?”

Host: What were your impressions of Shawn and Triple H together?

D’Lo: Troublemakers. The old Shawn and Triple H fueled each other. They fueled each other’s ego, they fueled each other’s drive, each willing to be more than the other in a friendly competitive way but each wanting to one-up the other.

They were like oil and water but in a good way. They weren’t the same, they didn’t mix, but they just they made each other better and they drove each other to be a better success.

        
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