Triple H has build a reputation in the WWE as a figure who attracts love and hate in equal measure but recently released WWE superstar Ricardo Rodriguez left everyone in no doubt as to which camp he was in with comments via social media Tuesday.
Rodriguez was released by the organization on July 30th as the WWE continue to cut back amidst troubling financial times, and the former ring announcer to Alberto Del Rio is clearly still unhappy with the decision - and with the actions as WWE"s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative.
The WWE agreed a deal with long-time independent star Kevin Steen Tuesday and chose to announce the decision with an image of the indie wrestler posing with HHH.
Rodriguez however took the photo as an opportunity to vent his frustration at Triple H and the WWE, with the 28-year-old posting the following message to Steen on Twitter:
"Congrats...I hope he at least looked at you while shaking hands at one point and didn't call you fat as f**k. #OhMemories."
"#BumbleBee was his name for me... Don't even think he ever knew my real name," the frustrated wrestler continued.
Both tweets have since been deleted by Rodriguez who drew criticism for his actions on the social media platform from fellow professional wrestler Fang McFrost.
Rodriguez WWE exit
The reasons behind the WWE's decision to axe the hispanic wrestler from the company remain unclear but several reports have noted that his weight problems had been a factor in the decision by Vince McMahon and co.
Rodriguez has always been a heavy set character in the WWE often using it to his advantage when acting up to the crowd or to opponents in and around the ring.
With the WWE exploring every option as they seek to reign in spending however, Rodriguez, in failing to meet supposed weight targets set by the WWE, was deemed surplus to requirements - a fate that met his fellow partner in crime Alberto Del Rio earlier this week.
Initially it seemed that the split was amicable with both sides tweeting thank you messages when the July announcement was confirmed.
Triple H's position
During his time in the WWE Triple H, aka. Paul Levesque, has risen from a genuine superstar in the ring to a key figure outside of it as Vince McMahon's right hand man.
His rise to the boardroom has not been met with universal pleasure however with many WWE fans disgruntled with his handling of certain stars and certain situations in recent times.
Ricardo Rodriguez's recent comments will only further add to this group's concerns. In fairness to HHH though it is to be expected that someone who has been cut from what has been their livelihood for several years would hold anger towards those involved in the decision.