The wrestling legend Triple H has recently announced his retirement from the boxing ring. The WWE icon, Paul Michael Levesque, had decided to take a step back from the sport and head into his retirement. Loyal fans everywhere are sad to see him go, but Levesque believes it's time. Here's what he had to say for himself.
Triple H has been killing it in the boxing ring since the mid-'90s. And now fast forward almost three decades, he's ready to call it quits. Levesque is a five-time WWE Intercontinental champion, winner of two Royal Rumble matches, and a five-world heavyweight champion. He is known for having some of the greatest rivalries of all time, with icons such as The Rock, Batista, The Undertaker, and more. The champion boxer confirmed the news of his retirement on Friday in an interview on ESPN's First Take with Stephen A. Smith. Last September, Levesque went into cardiac arrest, which led to heart surgery and viral pneumonia. Following the sudden heart failure, Triple H had a defibrillator installed in his chest, which called for his final round in the ring.
"For me, as far as in-ring, I'm done. I will never wrestle again. I have a defibrillator in my chest, it's not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV," he explained. We respect him for putting his health first. The New Hampshire native has received overwhelming support from fans everywhere upon his retirement news. He took to Twitter with an inspiring quote from Louis L' Amour, "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning." A brief message thanked his fans for all the heartwarming messages. His followers commented, "We Love You. Thank You HHH" while another user wrote, "Enjoy retirement King." We are feeling the love up in here!
Triple H will always be known for being one of the greatest. From his debut in the ring in 1995 to his last televised match in 2019, Paul Michael Levesque is a WWE champ. But don't worry, just because he will no longer be in the ring doesn't mean we won't be hearing from this legend ever again. Stay tuned.