I have huge respect for Hunter when it comes to wrestling abilities and accomplishments. I say for wrestling because I highly dislike him as a person, he was burrying everybody back in a day and is a real dickhead outside of character. But, fuck it, this thing in either way isn't including that.
Looking at the in-ring skills Triple H is way above other guys that were pushed as much as he was. He's significantly better than Orton per example. In wrestling knowledge he is a walking encyclopedia, can do basically everything but the script gives him simple moves instead. Hunter is very very good in the squared circle, even though most of the time it doesn't look like that. Skilled but given the moves that fitted his persona better. His moveset is kind of too simple and ordinary, it is interesting most of the time though and I guess that's because he knows how to perform everything adequately and is intense. Old school aggression and speed is one of the main characteristics of his in-ring work, and I don't know about you, but in my opinion that is almost categorically a good thing. He can always put on a nice match and it doesn't look good solely because of his charisma, he's pretty interesting to watch compared to some other heavyweights.
His non-wrestling abilities are mostly on a higher level than his in-ring work. He is the kind of a guy every promotion wishes for a main-eventer, perfectly connected with the crowd and good both as a heel and a face. For a guy of his size, he really does have a perfect presence that basically matches with his persona and every gimmick. The fact is that even when he held WHC title hostage for more than a year or something, most of the people in the crowd supported his push, marks or not. When someone is quite overrated by general wrestling standards and most of the crowd still likes him, it does kinda tell you that person is good in a position of megastar. I'm also a fan of most of his gimmicks, there kind of weren't any that were boring. Hunter Hearest Helmsley gimmick was a pretty good looking character for a newbie, and everything after that was better. Hunter's mic skills were also pretty damn good and it was obvious back in the day that he had some mean acting skills. Some of the best promos of Ruthless Agression era are his.
Appropriate grade in my opinion would be 9/10. Unlike Orton this is a little bit stronger 9. He's probably somewhere in the top 25 more for the other things than the in-ring ability.
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