Triple H announced his permanent retirement from wrestling just days before WrestleMania 38. In September last year, The Game underwent a delicate heart operation following a heart event. The long rehabilitation process led him to abandon the desire to return to fighting.
The 14-time world champion had progressively moved away from the ring in recent years, thanks to advancing age and the desire to focus more on his managerial role. Hunter was the main architect of the 'NXT miracle', making the 'Black and Gold' brand a great alternative to the Raw and SmackDown shows.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, his last match will remain the one against Randy Orton on Raw in 2021. A guest on the latest edition of the 'Out of Character' podcast, the Viper said she met HHH during the Hall of Fame ceremony.
Randy Orton reflects on Triple H
“I saw Triple H at the Hall of Fame ceremony and I couldn't help but hug him. He made me cry when he announced his retirement from wrestling” - said Randy Orton. “We only exchanged a few words, but he knows very well how much you respect him.
Our friendship goes way beyond this business” - added Randy. The 'Legend Killer' made his main roster debut way back in 2002, struggling much harder than expected to emerge on Raw. In early 2003, Orton became a member of 'Evolution', the faction made up of Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista.
In the same interview, the former heavyweight champion confided he misses Bryan Danielson: “I really miss Daniel Bryan, I wish he were still here in WWE. Several talents are emerging like Damian Priest, Austin Theory, Street Profits and Riddle, all guys who have tremendous potential.
I want to make sure this new wave of talent knows how to work right. A wrestler's priority is to take care of the health of the opponent he shares the ring with." WWE's most recent tryouts were held during WrestleMania 38 week.
The tryouts were covered by The Athletic. The sports news outlet spoke with several participants in the tryout, as well as the EVP for Global Talent Strategy & Development, Triple H. Here's what he had to say about the salaries of main roster superstars, as mentioned in the paywalled article: "Levesque [Triple H] said wrestlers on the main roster for “Raw” or “SmackDown” earn at least $250,000 annually."
The Game is one of the most popular WWE Superstars in history. He has done quite well for himself over the past three decades or so in professional wrestling. He recently announced his retirement from wrestling due to his heart condition. His annual salary is somewhere near $2.9 million.