Just over two weeks ago, WWE was hit by the news that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been forced to quarantine.
The WWE Champion was set to wrestle Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw that night, but at the last minute, The Game stepped up and faced off against The Viper in the main event.
It was a short match that allowed the feud between Orton, Alexa Bliss, and The Fiend to continue. As part of a recent appearance on The Michael Kay Show, Triple H was able to explain how this happened, and it appears that The King of Kings is always around for such emergencies.
“I said it a few weeks earlier ironically, and not thinking it was going to happen so quickly; but I said I’m like that little box on the wall that says ‘use in case of emergency: break glass.’ There’s a little hammer there, you smack it, pull the handle, Triple H pops out.”
“To be honest, I got the call the night before and was like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna write you in the show tomorrow. That was it. It is not the same. As a performer, my hat is off to all the men and women right now that are doing this week in, week out.”
“They did it all this time during COVID and the pandemic and they did it in front of no one. They did it in front of few, did it in front of video walls with fans cheering and booing. It is not the same. It is difficult when you have geared your whole life and your whole career to get that reaction and work toward it and now you have to work towards the reaction that you believe you would get… but it’s just not the same.”