Triple H is the WWE Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development. He has recently revealed that he is not going to wrestle again. As wrestling fans are already aware that he was on a break due to ‘serious cardiac event’. After the cardiac event he went through and surgery and is recovering from it. Looking at this situation it was obvious he may not come back to the ring. However he has confirmed it himself. If you want to know more about Triple H and his retirement plans here are some details.
Triple H retires from WWE
Recently Triple H has given his interview and it is the first one after his health problems. Due to his recovery he was out of the public eye since last fall. You can watch his full interview with Triple H as it will premiere on Stephen A’s World on ESPN. In this program he revealed that he doesn’t plan to wrestle ever again. Here is what he has to say:
“I won’t – I would never wrestle again. First, I have a defibrillator in my chest. Which, it’s probably not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV.” I had viral pneumonia. “My lungs were inflamed. And as the next couple of days went on and I got home it got increasingly worse and my wife saw some blood and stuff that I was coughing up. I went and got checked and I – it was coming from the viral pneumonia but I had fluid in my lungs. I had some fluid around my heart.
So they followed up on it. Did an EKG and echo and everything and basically the way your heart pumps out 55-65% of your ejection fraction is a good number. I was at 30. And I got a quick text message saying, ‘Don’t take time. Pack a bag real quick, head to the emergency room. I’ll fill you in on the way’’.
Triple H underwent a successful heart surgery
On 8th September, 2021 WWE announced that Triple H underwent a successful heart surgery. His surgery took place at the Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. The operation was required as he suffered from a cardiac event. This is caused by a genetic heart issue.
“So by the time I got to the emergency room, my ejection fraction had gone down to 22,” Triple H continued. “Which, I was in heart failure. Bad. By the next morning – as they figured that out that evening – by the next morning as they got the MRI done and they were sending me in for a heart catch my ejection fraction was down to 12. So I was nosediving and sort of at the one-yard line of where you want to be – or where you don’t want to be, really, for your family and your future.
Triple H has done some work for WWE in the recent months. He recently went on a tour at the new WWE’s headquarter facilities. Some other executives were along with him in last November. However, he has not returned to the ring during this time. It doesn’t seem he will make a comeback to the ring considering his condition.