Triple H for me is one of the greatest heels of all times, surpassed only by Flair & Shawn. He would have been a star in his own right if he wasn't with Stephanie (and he was on his way to the top without banging Stephanie BTW) but there is always no smoke without fire. Don't get me wrong, he has good mic skills, great in the ring, can tell a good story but there is no denying he took advantage with marrying Steph.
All the stories coming out of how he became mates with the Kliq to get over, if you're mates with the biggest stars on the roster, you get away with some stuff. He along with Shawn, lobbied to get rid of The Rock, instead of helping a great young talent find its way, HHH didn't want The Rock to be where he is and it is no wonder why, because HHH will never dream to be half of what Dwayne became. The Rock never spoke fondly of HHH (despite how many great matches they had together) and HHH to this day mocks The Rock's finisher and moveset. There was always this jealously on Hunter’s part that goes back to the late 90’s when Rock exploded as a star. Triple H was upset Rock got “his” spot and was given the title before he was. I even recall the episode of Raw from 2002 when Booker T was literally kicked out of the nWo by Shawn Michaels who made a comment about Booker stealing their thunder or spotlight or the like, “just like Rock does to Hunter.”
Then you have Jericho, who even though he spoke of some mutual respect of HHH in his book (I think he did that mainly because of HHH's position at the company, he wouldn't have written a lot about Hunter if Hunter wasn't where he is right now) but you can sense that Jericho doesn't like him. In fact, looking closely at Jericho's book, it seems that Triple H tried his best to bury Jericho down using his girl friend at the time Chyna. HHH even buried Jericho at one of his DX skits as written in Jericho's second book
HHH and I didn’t have much of a relationship at that point although Simple Jack could figure out that he didn’t really care for me. When I first came to the WWE, he gave
me his phone number and said, “If you ever need anything, give me a call.” A few days later in San Jose, I didn’t know how to get to the venue, so I took him up on his offer.
“Hey man, it’s Jericho here. Do you know how to get to the arena?”
“Yeah, I know. Get a map.”
I heard the laughter of his DX cronies in the background as he hung up.
A few weeks later on Thanksgiving, DX did a bit where they went out on the streets to laugh at street people. They found a homeless man holding a sign that read WILL WORK
FOR FOOD. HHH said, “Look at that guy. I bet he’s a better worker than Jericho.” The rest of DX (Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, and Chyna) nodded their heads and guffawed at their leader’s “rapist’s wit.” I confronted him about it later and he said with a smirk, “Yeah, I thought you’d find that funny.”
Then you have HHH putting down someone like RVD, always burying him behind his back. RVD mentioned in an interview how HHH thought putting the title on RVD was bad for business because fans don't want anything to do with Rob and that he was too small to get the title. I remember Rob mentioning how he liked his return on RAW's 15th anniversary because it showed HHH how fans cared about him, there is a one hour interview on Youtube where Rob mentions how HHH never got over a botch Rob did at the 1st EC at the 2002 Survivor Series (which was because HHH was too close to the ropes so it was BOTH wrestlers's fault) and how HHH buried him behind his back ever since that moment, not like HHH broke someone's neck on his debut night or something.
Or in 2008, when Jeff Hardy was the hottest thing on the roster, Vince wanted to give Hardy the title on several occasions only for Hunter & Stephanie to lobby against it. They had some bouts in that summer all of which ended by Hunter winning CLEANLY with Jeff falling short everytime. When the people spoke and Jeff's merchandise sales became at their highest, Vince had no other option but to put the strap on Jeff because it made sense, but Hunter refused and they had to put Edge into the feud to take the pin because Hunter told them no way he'd put over Jeff.
Hunter also always buried Orton, whether it was after Orton's face turn in 2004, where having said Orton is ready to fly on his own a month earlier, Hunter convinced Vince that he is not ready to carry the strap and made him go over Orton a month after Randy beat Benoit for the title in a pointless reign, or in 2009, when Orton was the most over heel in the entire business going into Mania only for Triple H to kill any momentum Randy built and pin him CLEANLY in the main event for the title. Then you have Punk, who Hunter thought he should be fired just a month after the Philly crowd chanted his name at the Survivor Series over incidentally Hunter, Punk was somehow saved by Hunter's mate, HBK who saw the potential in Punk and decided to personally work on Punk's progress in the WWE. That didn't stop Hunter from beating Punk in the ring, in a pointless feud, killing Punk's momentum coming from beating Cena twice and becoming the most talked wrestler in YEARS, just to satisfy his ego.
There is a reason why Hunter beat each & every star he's been in the ring with, whether they were stars in the Attitude Era, the Ruthless Agression Era or the PG Era. There is a reason why Hunter mates are the ones who get the chances & pushes to become stars ahead of other talents who are more over with the crowd. There is a reason why Pat Patterson quit the WWE back in 2004 citing too much TV time was given to HHH.
I don't hate HHH the wrestler and believe that he is one of the best of all times, but HHH the person is a twat who gives favors to his favorite wrestlers and friends because of his position in the company.