Triple H Picked His Favorite Premier League Soccer Team, And It Makes A Lot Of Sense

12.17.15 3 years ago 15 Comments

When in England, do as the English do. While not as cool as his Brooklyn intro where he basically did the wrestling version of the St. Crispin’s Day speech, Triple H was responsible for opening NXT Takeover: London. During his time in England, he was making some usual media rounds when ITV asked him about Premier League soccer. This would probably be considered a “gotcha” question among most Americans, but WWE’s chief operating officer is not most Americans. Here he is, not missing a beat with his response.

“West Ham is probably the closest to what we do — the passion of their fanbase and their loyalty… That’s the closest to what we do; at WWE we have the the most passionate, loyal fans of all time, but that might be debatable with West Ham.”

Okay, not a bad pick by any stretch of the imagination. They’re one of the London area’s stalwart teams, despite never having won the Premier League title. I can’t help but feel that there’s a deeper agenda here, though. I don’t know, maybe something in the team’s new crest for the 2016 season?

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Okay… yeah, I see where he was going with this. And once you consider that West Ham supporters are referred to as “Hammers,” it really seems like a no-brainer. The team is happy to have him on board, as you can see from Triple H’s Instagram.

Triple H was also asked if there’s a player he’d like to see jump to WWE, and he selected a West Ham striker.

“Maybe a player like Andy Carroll. He is tall, likes to play it tough with the opposition and has the right looks with the long hair. He could be interesting.”

I don’t have a ton of English soccer references to throw at you guys, but I do know this: As I said on Twitter yesterday, Baron Corbin is basically Millwall FC, because no one likes him and he doesn’t care.

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