Triple H announced his retirement from wrestling shortly before WrestleMania 38. In September 2021, The Game had undergone a delicate heart operation following a heart event. The risk taken and the long rehabilitation led him to abandon the desire to return to fighting.
HHH had gradually moved away from the ring in recent years, thanks to his advancing age and the willingness to devote himself full time to his managerial role. Hunter was the main architect of the birth and success of NXT, having made the 'Black and Gold' brand a great alternative to the Raw and SmackDown shows.
The 14-time world champion has grown numerous talents along with his great friend Shawn Michaels. On the second night of Mania, the 'Cerebral Assassin' appeared briefly to greet the WWE Universe. Triple H also deposited his boots in the center of the ring.
During a recent interview with 'talkSPORT', Kevin Owens had wonderful words for The Game. "I would never have made it to WWE without Triple H" - Kevin Owens began with great bluntness.
Kevin Owens on Triple H
“I owe him everything and I'm not afraid to admit it.
HHH was the man who contributed most to my success" - added the Canadian. Kevin Owens also talked about Hunter's retirement: “It wasn't the way he would have wanted to retire, he was very unlucky. However, I believe that he made the right decision for himself and for his family."
After various speculations, KO decided to stay in WWE: “Vince McMahon was one of the factors that convinced me to stay in Stamford. He wanted me to stay in his company and took part in the negotiations for my renewal.
This place is like family to me, I mean it. I don't mean to discredit All Elite Wrestling, which is definitely a family for the athletes who work there. However, there are some of my best friends in WWE. They asked me to stay and I had no hesitation."
Speaking on Renee Paquette’s The Sessions podcast, the seven-foot star explained why Triple H was “furious” when they returned backstage: “We went off-script in SummerSlam in Brooklyn and sang I think a Frank Sinatra song, and you can’t sing or imitate things that are copyrighted.
That was a stern talking-to. It was Hunter [Triple H]. He was furious, Hunter, but we didn’t know. We didn’t know there was such a thing”. Renee Paquette added that she also received a warning one time after she sang during a kickoff show.