Triple H announced during an interview with Stephen A Smith on ESPN's First Take that he will never compete in the ring again. Triple H suffered a cardiac event in 2021 and in the interview, he details that he was struggling with viral pneumonia and at risk for heart failure.
Triple H revealed that he has a defibrillator in his heart now and will no longer be competing in the ring after over two decades of matches, many of which were for the WWE.
Triple H's last official match was in 2019 when he teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura against Robert Roode & Samoa Joe in Japan. His last televised match was at WWE Super ShowDown 2019 against Randy Orton.
Now, the wrestling world is coming together to pay homage to Triple H as he officially closes the book on his wrestling career.
Thank you for everything. @TripleH pic.twitter.com/6eqAEgeNdc— Adam Cole (@AdamColePro) March 26, 2022
From being the reason I started watching @WWE, to the reason I made it further in this business. Thank you for everything @TripleH ---- pic.twitter.com/z29dZLNMKc— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) March 25, 2022
------ thank you for everything https://t.co/o7Vd32LQcf— ------------ -- (@SimoneGJohnson) March 25, 2022
Thank you for all the memorable moments throughout my childhood -- https://t.co/dq2MPjLuY8— Mrs. Lumis (@indi_hartwell) March 25, 2022
Triple H it was an honor to have shared the ring with you. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge you have given to me over the years. Enjoy the extra time you will now have with your girls. #ThankYouTripleH pic.twitter.com/GL5FsadoJJ— The Miz (@mikethemiz) March 25, 2022
Thanks to @TripleH for decades of entertainment. Whether in ring, out of it, or behind the scenes shaping the future via NXT, the man has provided us all with countless great memories that I'm incredibly thankful to have.— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) March 25, 2022
What's your favorite HHH moment? https://t.co/npBrN5hWJL
In this game there are certain head coaches that you wish you could've played for.@TripleH is at the TOP of that list.— The Baddest of All Time (@shane216taylor) March 25, 2022
Absolutely invaluable to our sport I'm so many ways.
Enjoy this next chapter, it's been earned 10X over. ------ #TripleH
Thank you @TripleH https://t.co/2Rhn18cuuz— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 25, 2022
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#ThankYouHHH pic.twitter.com/Af7MbIVdyP— G. (@GuilleCummings) March 25, 2022
The f*cking man— Zack Gibson (@ZackGibson01) March 25, 2022
Thanks for everything both as a fan and professionally https://t.co/7uLR6RD9Hh
For everything you've given us. For every improvement you've made to our business. For your kindness, guidance and leadership. #ThankYouHHH #PapaH pic.twitter.com/Cd35qgA6f8— Damian Priest (@ArcherOfInfamy) March 25, 2022
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Thank you Triple H.— Mia Yim (@MiaYim) March 25, 2022
---- pic.twitter.com/1inZqpd9Jc— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) March 25, 2022
Thank you for everything @TripleH !!!— Athena (@AthenaPalmer_FG) March 25, 2022
He did a lot of things. One of the most incredible things he did is give a room full of dreamers a chance. Thank you @TripleH pic.twitter.com/tNlzOWo3te— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) March 25, 2022
End of an era for sure. -- Thank you to 1 of my favs of ALL time, Triple H! ----— The Mouthpiece (@AC_Mack) March 25, 2022
One of my favorite Triple H moments. pic.twitter.com/wQBnATxHTo— Denise 'Hollywood Elite' Salcedo (@_denisesalcedo) March 25, 2022
The man who came up with the concept of “Alexa’s playground” so talented in and out of the ring ----Thank you for everything @TripleH what an incredible in-ring career ------------ #ThankYouTripleH https://t.co/bfjgPsE6S9— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) March 25, 2022
You can read Triple H’s full explanation of his cardiac event at this link.