Triple H as the "Connecticut Blueblood." Photo by Mandy Coombes.
When Triple H debuted with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), he did so as the "Connecticut Blueblood," Hunter Hearst Helmsley. His schtick was utterly ridiculous and didn't suit the man one bit but he did what he could to make it work and received a fairly good push upon his arrival from World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
On this particular date in history (Aug. 14, 1995), Helmsley was squashing a jobber in preparation for his pay-per-view (PPV) debut match at Summerslam a couple weeks later.
That jobber turned out to be a 17-year-old named Jeff Hardy.
Hardy, despite his age, had been jobbing even the year previous, brought in because he was a geeky looking kid who could bump around like crazy and put over whomever need be. And he did the job well here.
It's crazy to think that some 13 years later, Hardy would win his first WWE championship in a triple threat match that involved Triple H (and Edge) at Armageddon in Dec. 2008.
After the jump, check out Triple H squashing Hardy back in 1995 on Monday Night Raw.