Triple H is a legend in the world of professional wrestling. His contributions to WWE cannot be understated as he helped usher in numerous eras in the company. Vince McMahon also had plans for Triple H’s in-ring return at WrestleMania 38.
Last year, Triple H caught a viral pneumonia that caused inflammation in his lungs. It eventually led to him almost losing his life, which was a wake-up call for the former WWE Champion.
In the end, Triple H recently announced that he has retired from in-ring competition for good. While speaking with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Stephen A’s World, Triple H revealed that Vince McMahon had plans for him to compete at WrestleMania 38. However, those plans were scrapped after his cardiac event.
“I was already at a place in my career, as far as the in-ring goes, where I was comfortable being done and finished. If the right thing came along, I hadn’t really said much, but if the right thing came along and they wanted me to do it…I had a conversation with Vince McMahon about doing something at WrestleMania this year in Dallas. We had talked and there were plans for. Obviously, when this happened, it shut all that down. As far as the schedule, WWE is an intense place, it’s 24/7 and you’re running, running, running. It put things in perspective for me.”
Fans and pro wrestlers alike will continue to shower Triple H with adulation for all he has done for the industry. In the meantime, we’ll have to see when Triple H will make his return to NXT and take charge once again.
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