Seth Rollins went all the way to NXT to get Triple H’s attention. So Triple H brought NXT with him to answer. But before The King of Kings’ long-brewing confrontation with his former protégé Seth Rollins reached its shocking conclusion, the 14-time World Champion provided long-awaited answers as to why he betrayed Rollins. Triple H said he felt The Architect was a “failure” without his support — and declared Rollins’ insolence had finally convinced him to shed his job as a corporate “creator” and instead summon the “destroyer” as Rollins requested.
Of course, nobody ever considered that the “destroyer” in question wasn’t Triple H. Rollins’ would-be payback took a painful turn for The Architect just a few moments in when Samoa Joe, the first-ever two-time NXT Champion, ambushed Rollins from behind and put him to sleep with the Coquina Clutch while The Game simply left the arena. In hindsight, Rollins should have seen this coming, and indeed, known better than anyone: Even, and especially, when you think you have Triple H where you want him, there’s always a Plan B.