Wednesday, February 28

7 Wrestlers Who Triple H Gave Up On In 2023

Triple H has been heavily praised throughout 2023 for the work he has done as a booker of WWE’s main roster due to the work he’s putting in. He has established several top stars all while putting together some unforgettable storylines, which has made WWE’s product a joy to watch regularly.


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While there are plenty of wrestlers such as Dominik Mysterio and Gunther that have been focused on, that has come at the expense of others. That’s because there is only limited television time, and certain stars have been given up on by Triple H, whether it’s because he simply doesn’t see anything in them or that creative is focused on others, these wrestlers have fallen down the card.


7 Dexter Lumis Has Creeped Away

He’s Been Missing For Months

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Dexter Lumis is someone that Triple H had the chance to work with as part of the NXT system, but he has seemingly not been a big focal point for him on the main roster. The Game might have brought him up to the main roster, but Lumis has struggled to make much of an impact.

It doesn’t seem like he has many plans for Lumis in the long term, which is why he’s spent months on the sidelines. Triple H has given up on him as a character, and it remains to be seen whether things will change next year.

6 Apollo Crews Has Struggled To Make An Impact

The Main Roster Has Been Tricky For Him

Televised Matches In 2023

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24

Two (One NXT event)

Apollo Crews has often had a hit-or-miss career in WWE, either getting some focus and time to perform or seemingly being an afterthought and right now it’s the latter for him. He impressed during his return to NXT, getting to showcase his in-ring abilities which is his strength, but since being called up that hasn’t continued.

Crews has spent the majority of his time working on Main Event rather than Raw or SmackDown, making it clear that Triple H doesn’t have many plans for him. At this point, it is hard to see what is next for Crews due to the limited amount of exposure that he has had.

5 Jinder Mahal’s Main Roster Run Hasn’t Worked

His Managerial Situation Isn’t Clicking

Televised Matches In 2023

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Four

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Another wrestler who thrived in NXT but has struggled since getting called back to the main roster is Jinder Mahal. He might be a former WWE and United States Champion, but that hasn’t helped Mahal’s case as Triple H seemingly has no plans for him as a performer on the main roster.

He had transitioned into a managerial role on the black and gold brand with Indus Sher, and he did a great job in that position. However, on the main roster, he has barely been used even though he can garner a lot of heat.

4 A Former NXT Champion Isn’t Getting Over

Karrion Kross Will Need To Be Refreshed

Televised Matches In 2023

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15

Two

When Triple H brought Karrion Kross back to the company, a lot of fans expected him to be a major player due to how he booked him during his time in NXT, but that hasn’t been the case. Kross has been a forgotten man throughout 2023, often being used to simply put other people over.

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He hasn’t been featured in the manner that people thought he would, even though Kross can be a captivating character when given the opportunity. He’s a good talker and a unique gimmick, but it’s one that Triple H hasn’t provided much focus on throughout the year.

3 Nikki Cross Is Less Captivating

Triple H Isn’t Focusing On Her

Televised Matches In 2023

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24

Two

Nikki Cross has had some huge moments over the years in WWE, particularly on the main roster. However, when it comes to 2023 she has barely been used outside of appearing in random backstage segments. Cross has often just been seen in the background of different moments, staring at people rather than being a big part of a storyline.

Cross is capable of portraying different gimmicks and her in-ring quality is certainly there. However, for one reason or another Triple H has opted to focus on other people instead of her at the moment.

2 Cedric Alexander’s Business Has Been Hurt

He’s Struggled Since Being Split From Bobby Lashley

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15

N/A

Being part of The Hurt Business was a huge opportunity for Cedric Alexander as it took his career to new heights and gave him a lot of television time. Unfortunately, since that point, it appears that Triple H has given up on him as Alexander hasn’t appeared as frequently.

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Considering the talent that Alexander does bring to the ring, a lot of fans would likely want to see him more. He’s been given a couple of in-ring encounters, but the focus has often been on putting others over rather than developing a storyline for himself.

1 A Forgotten Giant

Omos Has Fallen Down The Ladder

Televised Matches In 2023

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Nine

Four

Omos has had some huge opportunities in WWE at times, and some of them have been under Triple H’s leadership, such as his WrestleMania clash against Brock Lesnar. However, on the whole, the Game hasn’t had much use for the Nigerian Giant, despite the fact he brings something very different to the table because of his size.

While WWE regularly uses Omos on live events the same cannot be said for the television product. Omos has been overlooked and not utilized, with the company seemingly giving up on him as a top star.

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