Triple H had many remarkable moments in his in-ring career, to say the least. The highlights being his matches with The Undertaker at both WrestleMania 27 and 28, his matches as part of the successful factions such as Degeneration X and the Evolution. Hunter shocked the pro-wrestling community today with his abrupt departure from the ring, and now he won’t be back.
Last Fall, Triple H caught a viral pneumonia which caused inflammation in his lungs. Things took a turn for worse and he began coughing blood, forcing him to go see a doctor. He was told he had a fluid in his lungs and around his heart. He was told to immediately go to an emergency room after the results came out which said he had a heart failure.
In an interview with ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith, the iconic co-founder of the Degeneration X announced his retirement from pro-wrestling. He firmly stated that he is never going to wrestle again, because he has a defibrillator in his chest which makes him vulnerable in case of any further damage.
Triple H said he was “nosediving and sort of at the one yard line of where you want to be for your family and your future.” That led him to the decision of retirement.
Triple H changed sports entertainment for good, not just as a decorated wrestler, but also with his role nurturing NXT Talent. The fans will surely miss The Game in the ring. He is a WWE Hall of Famer as a part of DX and it’s easy to see how he deserves an induction on his own. At least he was able to retire and continue his work outside of the ring with WWE.
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