Triple H was preparing for the biggest match of his life in 2000, ready to enter battle against Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) at the Royal Rumble. At the time, Triple H had never been involved in a street fight the caliber he was about to enter into against Foley.
To prepare, he turned to what he thought would be a good source in order to figure out how a sadistic street fight should play out.
"I watched a lot of Japanese deathmatches, even the ones Mick was involved in," said Triple H on WWE Untold.
He continued, "I remember him saying, 'They're terrible, don't watch those.' I remember watching and thinking, 'Oh my God, they are terrible.' A guy would just fall into a bed of barbed wire for no apparent reason and it was in front of nobody. Let's put that together to where we can tell a story and it all builds."
Foley and Triple H put together one of the best street fights in WWE history, engaging in a classic battle at the 2000 Royal Rumble that was won by Triple H.
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