Pro wrestling still isn't real, but if anybody blurs the lines between what they can still do in the ring and their influence outside of it, it's Triple H.
'The Game' might still be guilty of the type of gym posing his elders were guilty of thanks to a deep affection for bodybuilding, but the power that underpins his persona is as much borne out of his tenure with the organisation as anything he can realistically get away with doing in his bi-annual matches.
He's a best and worst-of-times performer, too. His ego spiralled out of control in November 2017 with a Survivor Series power-grab at the expense of almost everybody else in the contest, but the effort he made to establish Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34 was the vintage ring generalship he was briefly capable of during his 2000 pomp. It mirrors his laboured efforts to both bury and boost Roman Reigns during problematic performances at the 2016 Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 32 respectively.
If he could make his mind up about exactly what service he provides to the main roster these days, he'd potentially be a little higher in this list. Or not in it at all, which is probably exactly why he still likes to keep his putting-over powder dry.
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