When Triple H aired his views on the subject of former WWE Diva Chyna being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, it caused several mixed messages from the WWE Universe.
Referring to her time as part of the adult entertainment industry, The Game explained that her decision to take this career path may well hinder her chances of being inducted.
Many felt however, that Chyna's choice of occupation following her time with WWE, should not cast a shadow over the successful tenure she had while working for the professional wrestling business.
One person who disagreed entirely with Triple H's criticism was former Head WWE Writer Vince Russo, as reported on pyro & Ballyhoo:
"You can slice it, and dice it, any way you want...on their own network, the WWE and Paul Levesque BULLIED Joanie Lauer in front of everyone who was paying to watch."
Although it may seem that Russo's views were extremely harsh, he is in a better position than most to give an insight into the true feelings of those working at WWE, and clearly felt Chyna was poorly represented by Triple H.
He added: "Joanie Lauer deserves RESPECT. She deserves to be treated with dignity, honour and grace. She did what she had to do in order to survive and NOBODY has the right to judge her actions, or decisions - NOBODY."
Russo's views are understandable given the fact that other WWE legends who have already been inducted and are therefore members of the Hall of Fame, doubtlessly have made decisions in their lives which they have regretted.
Nonetheless, these choices did not alter the decision to have such professional wrestlers allowed into the prestigious club, which is why whatever decisions Chyna chose to make were, as Russo pointed out, down to her and mean that she should be no exception.
The controversial comments made by Triple H were well summed up by the backlash which was received from many with the same viewpoint as Vince Russo. He ended his views with:
"Joanie was BULLIED. And, she deserves an apology."
Whether this apology will come at all though, remains to be seen as, given his position within WWE, it is clear that Triple H would not have aired such views without what he sees as valid reason.