Triple H returning to WWE in an in-ring role seems to be almost an impossibility, according to wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer. The Wrestling Observer writer spoke on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio to Death of WCW Author Bryan Alvarez about the possibility of a Triple H return, and his answers were very bleak.
“No, Triple H would be a terrible idea. His heart situation is, he can’t. I don’t want to say never because that’s unfair because maybe he can do something but that would be a horrible idea for him and that’s not gonna happen this year. There’s no way,” Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio.
Triple H has been out of action with the WWE since his “Cardiac Event” in September 2021. He has not been part of running NXT since that time, with his friend Shawn Michaels taking over creative duties in the promotion. In the mean time, Vince McMahon proceeded to fire all of Triple H’s right hand men in NXT, including one of the best British wrestlers of all time in William Regal.
The Game hasn’t wrestled for WWE since 2019. His last match for the promotion was in a tag team match at a house show in Japan. There, he teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura to take on the team of Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe, in a winning effort.
Triple H’s last televised match for WWE was in Saudi Arabia. At Super Show Down 2019, he was defeated by long time rival Randy Orton in one of the marquee match ups on the card.
Triple H returning to WWE?
It is very unlikely, if not impossible, for Triple H to return in the ring with WWE. His “Cardiac Event” was extremely severe and he has not even been seen in a backstage role in WWE since September 2021.
It is likely Triple H will retire from in-ring competition and once healed return to his role in NXT. However, with the changes with NXT 2.0, that also may be something he is forced to step away from in the future, with Vince dealing his war with AEW a failure.
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