Game Over. In the opening segment of Night 2 of WrestleMania 38, Triple H made his way to the ring for an unannounced segment. It was during that time that he officially retired from in-ring competition.

The Game announced that he was done wrestling during an interview with Stephen A. Smith on Stephen A’s World on ESPN+.

From WWE.com:

In a poignant scene, WrestleMania Sunday opened with an unannounced retirement ceremony for Triple H, one of the most influential and iconic Superstars in WWE history.

The WWE Hall of Famer, who announced his in-ring retirement last month on the heels of suffering a cardiac event in September, received a thunderous ovation as he walked down the WrestleMania aisle. He hugged his daughters at ringside before climbing the turnbuckles and saluting WWE fans in trademark fashion.

Chants of “Triple H” and “Thank you, Hunter” rippled through AT&T Stadium as Triple H placed a pair of his boots on the canvas, a time-honored tradition symbolizing his decision to retire. The Game then thanked the WWE fans in attendance and welcomed them to WrestleMania.

WrestleMania is the place where careers are defined, legends are made and Superstars are immortalized, and no one embodies that more than The Cerebral Assassin. A 14-time World Champion, Triple H was all but synonymous with The Show of Shows for much of his career, battling the likes of The Undertaker, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

 

Editor’s Opinion:

Although this was unannounced, this was a tremendous way to open the show. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of all time, and I hope that he is the headliner for the 2023 Hall of Fame. I believe he is the greatest heel of all time, and his legacy will certainly live forever!

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