HHH and backstage politics

Hey Scott –
 
I wanted to ask you if you could provide some specific examples of when HHH utilized his backstage power either to his own benefit or to the detriment of someone else (or both).  I've heard it said several times that HHH "used his stroke backstage to change event ABC or bury opponent XYZ", but I've never really heard anything specific on what he actually did.
 
I'm assuming a lot of this happened in 2002-2005, when he ran roughshod over the entire roster – but again, I'm basing that on hearsay and second-hand knowledge.  Can you shed some light on the subject?

  

Sure!
2002:  Had the RAW World title created for himself because he felt he was above the I-C title.  Changed the finish of his match with RVD at Unforgiven so he went over cleanly.  Changed the finish of the match with Kane to unify the IC and World titles so that he went over.  Killed Bubba Dudley's singles push because he didn't want to work with him.  
2003:  Changed the finish of the match with Booker T so that he went over because he wanted to save the big win for Goldberg. Killed Booker T's push and had Kevin Nash pushed into the World title program for three months instead. Changed the date of the match with Goldberg from mid-summer to Summerslam so it would be built up more.  Changed the finish of Summerslam from Goldberg going over to Goldberg losing so that it could be built up even more.  
2004:  Squashed Eugene like a bug once it was turning into a hot act.  I mean, would anyone else in wrestling get threatened by the RETARDED BABYFACE and then book himself to beat him to within an inch of his life?  That's our HHH.  Booked himself to end Randy Orton's first World title run after only a month so that Taboo Tuesday would have a heel champion defending against three potential babyface challengers.  
Anyway, there's the first 10 or so examples off the top of my head.