Triple H is no stranger to injuries from his illustrious wrestling career and now a WWE Hall of Famer has admitted they “f*cked up” in hurting The Game.
In 2002 WWE fans were introduced for the first time ever to the staggering structure known as the Elimination Chamber. Six WWE Superstars entered the Chamber at that year’s Survivor Series to do battle over the World Heavyweight Championship.
In the end, it was Shawn Michaels who overcame the challenge of Triple H, Kane, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, and Chris Jericho to escape as the new champion.
The match is also remembered for more macabre reasons as during the bout RVD crushed Triple H’s throat with a frog splash from the top of one of the Chamber’s pods. Unable to stand up on the pod due to the sloping chain roof Rob Van Dam didn’t quite hit his mark with his leg landing squarely across Triple H’s throat.
Rob Van Dam was recently in conversation with former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree on his Cafe de Rene podcast when he addressed the incident with Triple H:
“It wasn’t my idea and I wasn’t comfortable, but I believed in myself enough to think it’s just gonna work out, I’ll be able to pull it off. That was a mistake on my part. I didn’t know how to judge how far to jump out because the cage wasn’t gonna give me any bounce, and is the extra height gonna make a difference in my arc? It was my fault and I f*cked up.”