LOOK: Triple H sends Penguins tradition WWE pretension belt as curtsy to HBK Line
June 13, 2016 - WWE
The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed a many desired prize in hockey with their 3-1 win over a San Jose Sharks Sunday night. While a Stanley Cup is about as good as it gets, a group is removing even some-more hardware.
Triple H, WWE fable and now an executive VP with a company, told a Pens around Twitter that they have a universe heavyweight pretension belt entrance their way.
The belt, modeled after a one that a WWE’s heavyweight champ receives, has a few tradition tweaks. There are Penguins logos on a side with “2016 Stanley Cup Champions” under. So what did a Penguins do to merit such an venerable honor?
Well, a large partial of their success was a HBK Line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel. The contingent took Pittsburgh by charge and also drew a tie to WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels a.k.a. “The Heartbreak Kid” or HBK for short. The nickname led to a attribute with Michaels, who showed adult for Game 5 of a Eastern Conference finals to hearten a group on.
Triple H, of course, was Michaels’ co-conspirator in Degeneration X, a fast of superstars that dominated a WWE in a late 1990s by a early 2000s. Obviously he appreciated a additional pub a HBK Line brought to his longtime companion and now late WWE legend.
So there we have it, champions of a NHL and (in a really ring announcer-y voice) your new WORLD… HEAVVVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS, a Pittsburgh….. PENGUINS.