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Triple H announces his retirement after “serious cardiac event”

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Triple H is one of the greatest stars of the pro-wrestling business. He has won several titles in WWE and has entertained the fans for more than a decade. He now serves the company as the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development. But it turns out he will never wrestle another match in the squared circle following the ‘serious cardiac event’ that took place last year.

WWE had announced that Hunter underwent successful heart surgery last year at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. It was stated that the operation was needed after he suffered the cardiac event, caused by a genetic heart issue.

Triple H retires from pro-wrestling

‘The Game’ spoke to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith during a portion of an interview that aired on Friday’s episode of First Take. Stephen A. Smith’s full interview with Triple H will premiere Friday night on Stephen A’s World on ESPN+.

It was noted that he revealed that given his current health condition, he will not be able to wrestle again. Here is what he said:

‘For me, as far as in-ring, which I get a lot, I’m done. 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.’

He further provided an updated about his health. He also discussed the ailments that kept him away from making any public appearances. Here is what HHH said:

‘I had viral pneumonia,’ Triple H recalled. ‘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.

‘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 cath 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.

‘They tell you it’s 99%. It gets real,’ Triple H said as he choked back tears. ‘We have 3 young girls ’“ 15, 13, 11. You know, suddenly I come home. I’m a little bit sick and their dad who’s strong always suddenly is in the hospital and I don’t know if they understood the consequences of it but there’s moments in there where ’“ when they’re putting you out for stuff and you think, ’˜Is this it?’ Do you ’“ Do you wake up from this? That’s tough to swallow and makes you think.’

Written by
Bishal Roy