How Did Triple H Really React To Cody Rhodes Smashing His Throne

Triple H WWE

Triple H has revealed how he really felt about Cody Rhodes smashing his throne up in a very famous AEW moment.

Cody Rhodes was ready to make a statement at AEW’s first pay-per-view event in May 2019 where he faced his brother Dustin Rhodes in a critically acclaimed match. However, Cody Rhodes ensured the headlines were made before that bout as during his entrance he used a sledgehammer to smash up a throne bearing the emblem of Triple H.

The message was clear AEW was here and Cody Rhodes was ready to take the fight to his former employer – for three years at least. In April 2022, Cody Rhodes returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 and he has been riding high in the company ever since then, clearly working well with his current boss Triple H.

Triple H Laughed At AEW Throne Smashing

Appearing on Allan & Carly on Hit WA, Triple H was asked what his real reaction was to Rhodes smashing his throne and he admits he’d have probably done exactly the same:

I laughed about it then! Look, people make that stuff out to be so much more than it is. To me, if I was in his shoes, I’d have done the same thing.

It’s one of the things I love about Cody – I’ve watched Cody go from being a kid in this business, and I don’t mean that as disrespectfully, just literally a kid. His dad was in some way a mentor to me. We started NXT together. He was a big part of that system. I learned a lot from Dusty and sort of sitting under his learning tree as well, and we had a wonderful partnership.

And to see (Cody) grow from literally this kid to coming in, trying to find his way in the business and come out of his dad’s shadow, which was monumental. Then gambling on himself to go find himself and go find who he was.

People read into this… it wasn’t about where he went, it was about the journey. It was about him going and finding himself and proving to himself that he could stand outside of his father’s shadow, and it wasn’t this machine trying to make him his dad’s kid or anything else, it was finding himself. And he did that to the point where he was, and he says it (himself), where he was undeniable.

Triple H explained that Drew McIntyre had a similar path to Cody Rhodes in that he left WWE, made a name for himself, and returned to great success:

I’ve seen that a few times over the years, Drew McIntyre’s another guy. It went sour, (he) goes and gambles on himself, and we had talked about it when he was leaving – go find yourself, when you find yourself, I’ll be watching. When I see you’ve found yourself, we’ll talk and you’ll come home.

Cody Rhodes will headline his second WrestleMania in a row in April when he challenges Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship.

h/t WrestleTalk