WWE Legend Triple H Announces Retirement After Being Fitted With Defibrillator

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It’s the end of an era. Triple H has announced his retirement from wrestling.

The WWE legend recently suffered from viral pneumonia and heart failure, and was subsequently fitted with a defibrillator.

And after some consideration, Triple H – whose real name is Paul Levesque – has decided it’s too risky to enter the ring again.

He announced on Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take:

‘For me, as far as in-ring, I’m done. I will never wrestle again. I have a defibrillator in my chest, which it’s not a good idea for me zapped on live TV.’

The superstar recently spoke about his medical emergency.

He told Fightful:

‘They followed up on it, did an EKG. Basically, the way your heart pumps out, it’s 55 to 65 percent of your injection fracture is a good number.

‘I was at 30 [percent]. I had a quick text message saying, “Don’t take time, pack a bag, we’ll head to the emergency room. I’ll fill you in on the way.” By the time I got to the emergency room, my ejection fracture had gone down to 22.

‘I was in heart failure. Bad. By the next morning, as they figured that out in the evening, the next morning as I was setting in to get an MRI done and about to go in for a heart cap, my ejection fracture was down to 12.’

He also went on to reveal just how close he was to death.

‘I was nose diving and at the one-yard line of where you don’t want to be. For your family and your future, when they tell you it’s 99%, it gets real. We have three young girls; 15, 13, and 11 [years old].

‘Suddenly, I come home and I’m a little bit sick, and their dad, who is strong, always, suddenly is in the hospital. I don’t know if they understood the consequences of it, but there are moments in there when they are putting you out for stuff and you think, “Is this it? Do you wake up again?”

‘That’s tough to swallow. It makes you think differently about life. It doesn’t make you any less driven with the things you do, but it certainly makes you appreciate the things you have; your friends and your family.’

Thanks for the memories, Triple H.

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