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Triple H Announces In-Ring Retirement, Had Heart Failure

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• Triple H Announces In-Ring Retirement, Had Heart Failure

During an interview with ESPN, WWE Hall Of Famer Triple H announced his in-ring retirement.

The Game said his retirement is because of his cardiac event from last year, which he explained in detail.

Below is what the 14-time World Champion 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.

I had viral pneumonia. 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. 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. 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.”

You can watch his announcement below:

Thank you for the memories, Triple H.

Also Read: List Of Triple H’s Final 10 Matches In WWE

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 25, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VI’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Brutus The Barber Beefcake vs. Steve Vega

– Dino Bravo vs. Ricki Ataki

– Mr. Perfect vs. Dale Wolfe

– Dusty Rhodes/Sapphire Interview

– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Darryl Nichols

– Akeem vs. Nito Gomez

        
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