This Friday on SmackDown, WWE will start the celebration for Triple H's 25th year in the company. Triple H made his WWE debut on the April 30, 1995 episode of Wrestling Challenge and in the last 25 years has been a top star on-screen and risen in power behind the scenes.
During his time in the ring, Triple H has had many adversaries and great rivalries, but his rivalry with The Rock, from DX vs. Nation to The Game vs. The People's Champion, is perhaps his most storied feud.
Appearing on The Bump, The Rock congratulated Triple H on his WWE anniversary.
"Triple H, 25 years of a storied, epic, historic career already. I am honored to send you this message to help celebrate and honor you, 25 years being not only part of the WWE, but 25 years of being the WWE," said The Rock. "Like you, we are lucky boys to have had the career that we have had in our world that we love so much of pro wrestling. From the time I first got in the company, from my very first match at Survivor Series at the Garden, you were so good to me, so welcoming to me. I knew, of everybody in the locker room, there was a hunger in your eyes and we were going to be competitors and work our asses off. And that's exactly what we did and why we gelled together and had incredible chemistry. The matches we've had with Stone Cold, Mick Foley, Undertaker, you name it. There's only one man who I've gone around this world with and wrestled consistently so many times and put in incredible matches and that is you. I thank you, I love you, congratulations, on such an amazing career. Not only an amazing 25 years in the ring, but outside of the ring too. It's been unparalleled, you can't compare it. What you're doing with NXT, the company itself, and what you're doing to make sure the fans go home happy because it's in your blood and DNA. It's as if you were born in the business and in some other lifetime, you were. This is why we're kindred spirits. Congratulations on an amazing 25 years, I look forward to the next 25 years. Thank you for being a friend, a brother. Love you, man."
After the video, Triple H joked that The Rock doesn't age while he's looking like a prune.
Elsewhere during the interview with Triple H, he recalled the first time he met with Vince McMahon. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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