WWE: Triple H Claims He Invented The Elimination Chamber

WWE.com that he invented the Elimination Chamber concept back in 2002. Here's what the on screen WWE Chief Operating Officer had to say about it;

"I'm the one who invented it. I drew a square cage and put four other squares in the corners, and I said, 'It's six guys. Two start and every few minutes, another cage opens and one more guys enters the fight, and everyone fights until there's one guy left.' I thought it could be interesting because, if the Superstars involved have issues, then there's intrigue." "In typical WWE form, it was twice as big as I envisioned it and twice as elaborate. We don't do anything small, so I should have known better. When I stood in it for the first time, I thought, 'Jeez. Please don't tell anybody this was my idea!'"
If you read that and thought "hey I thought Eric Bischoff created it" just remember that it was merely a storyline in 2002. Bischoff later confirmed it on Twitter on Wednesday when a fan asked if it was true that Triple H came up with the idea: "It is true. It was only my idea in a story line." In terms of the storyline, it made sense that it was a Bischoff idea since he was the GM of Raw at the time in 2002. Hunter was the top heel in the company and it wouldn't have worked to say that he was the one that came up with the concept on screen because he had no power on screen. Behind the scenes he was dating Stephanie McMahon at the time and was the inner circle, but the fans watching at home had no idea about that. Perhaps fitting as he came up with the concept, Triple H has won four Elimination Chamber matches, though memorably he didn't actually win the first. That honour instead went to his buddy Shawn Michaels who took the World Heavyweight Title from him at the 2002 Survivor Series. Not to be outdone, HHH would win the title back just a few weeks later.

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