Paul “Triple H” Levesque addresses the “controversial” finish of Randy Orton vs. Gunther match

As seen during the 2024 WWE King and Queen of the Ring PLE, Gunther pinned Randy Orton and was declared the winner even though one of Orton’s shoulders was up.

After the show, Paul “Triple H” Levesque was asked about the “controversy” surrounding the finish. Here was Triple H’s response…

“So live, I was out there. From my vantage point, it was very difficult to see. Was in the ring, handed the Crown to Gunther. Very happy for him. Incredible night. What a performance they both put on. Coming back here, I saw exactly what you saw. I saw what everybody saw. I saw what everybody is talking about. Didn’t really even seem controversial to me. It just seemed like Randy Orton’s shoulder wasn’t down. But I’m going to say this, the referee’s decision is final. Gunther is your King of the ring.

That being said, especially after what I saw tonight, I certainly want to see that again. I think Randy Orton deserves to have another shot at that. I think if I know anything about Gunther, he will want to have another shot at that, to take the controversy out, to take the asterisk off of the page where it says King of the Ring for him. I think he will want to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is better than Randy Orton. I think having seen Randy back here, he’s pretty banged up, both his knee and his back. I think it’s going to be a moment or two before he is ready to step back into the ring with Gunther. But when he is, let’s go.”