Triple H Gives Heartfelt Thanks For Messages Following Retirement

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After the shock announcement from Triple H that he had officially retired from in-ring competition, the outpouring of gratitude from the wrestling industry was clear and ‘The Game’ has now offered it straight back.

In an interview with ESPN’s First Take, the WWE Hall Of Famer (as part of D-Generation X) confirmed that he was forced to retire at the age of 52 after being fitted with a defibrillator due to his recent heart issues.

For me, as far as in-ring, I’m done. I will never wrestle again. I have a defibrillator in my chest, which it’s not a good idea for me zapped on live TV.

As you would expect for someone who has worked alongside the greats of the industry and influenced so many careers, there was an outpouring of emotion and thanks from all sides.

Taking to social media, Triple H has thanked those who have reached out to him, whilst being philosophical about what has happened.

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour”

I am truly humbled by the texts, calls, posts, and all the kind words. I’m grateful to each and every one of you. I wish I could respond to each of you, but I type so slow I’d never leave the house again. Please know how much they all mean to me. Stay healthy, be grateful for all you have and seize the day……. I know I am!

There were also reports this week that Triple H was originally scheduled to compete at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, however that match had to be scrapped. As it is, his last contest was on a house show in Japan where he teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Samoa Joe and Robert Roode.