One of the most influential and loved wrestlers of all time and the Executive Vice President of WWE, Paul Michael Levesque, aka Triple H, officially announced his retirement from wrestling.

Stephanie McMahon during her days with Triple H before her plastic surgery
Stephanie McMahon WWE (WWE)

Triple H told Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take on Friday that he will never wrestle again. The Game was diagnosed with viral pneumonia which led to heart failure and he admitted he wasn’t sure he would survive.

“I will never wrestle again,” Levesque, the 14-time World champion said. “First of all, I have a defibrillator in my chest, which, you know, probably not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV.”

The Cerebral Assasin underwent heart surgery and said he has a defibrillator in his chest. The 52-year-old noted that his wife, Stephanie McMahon spotted him coughing up blood.

“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. My wife [WWE executive Stephanie McMahon] saw some blood and stuff that I was coughing up, and I went and got checked, and 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 and did an EKG and Echo and everything. Basically, the way your heart pumps out 55-60 percent of your ejection fraction is a good number. I was at 30 percent.

“I got a quick text message saying don’t take time, pack a bag real quick and head to the emergency room and 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 percent, which, ya know, I was in heart failure.”

Twitter reactions to the unfortunate news

Triple H has a huge fanbase. He was one of the superstars who was tremendous on the mic and equally good playing a face as well as a heel.

Triple H
Triple H draws curtains on the Game 3

Triple H was the mastermind behind the hugely popular black and gold version of NXT. He was influential behind unearthing magnificent talents in the company.

The 1997 King of the Ring and two-time Royal Rumble winner was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2019 as a member of D-Generation X. He will surely be inducted as a singles competitor soon.

Twitter has been sending good wishes for the just-retired superstar. We have listed some of the best tweets in the following segment.

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