Kevin Owens recalls his first meeting with Triple H

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Kevin Owens recalls his first meeting with Triple H

A few days before WrestleMania 38, Triple H shocked the WWE Universe by announcing his permanent retirement from wrestling. The Game ended a legendary career, which saw him establish himself as one of the best performers of the modern era.

The 14-time world champion had progressively 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. HHH was the main architect of the birth and rise of NXT, making the 'Black and Gold' brand a great alternative to the Raw and SmackDown shows.

In the fall of last year, Hunter underwent a delicate heart operation following a cardiac event. His long rehabilitation caused him to abandon the desire to return to the ring. To the microphones of 'talkSPORT', Kevin Owens spoke at length about the 'Cerebral Assassin'

“Ever since I took my first steps in WWE, I've always thought Triple H was a true champion. The Game had the ability to enhance the shows he attended and the people he worked with, so I always admired him a lot" - said Kevin Owens.

Kevin Owens speaks about Triple H

The Canadian wrestler was one of the pillars of NXT from 2012 to 2019. “I wasn't surprised when I first met HHH, because I knew he was working hard to nurture young talent. He proved that my assumptions were correct and that many of us wouldn't be here without him.

I owe him everything and I'm not afraid to admit it. Hunter was the man who contributed most to my success" - he added. Kevin Owens has decided to renew his contract with 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, but here are some of my best friends”.