Opinion: Triple H consider retiring from in-ring competition
Triple H is a Superstar with multiple monikers to his name. Many like to refer to him as The Game, others like to call him The King of Kings, some also allude to him as The Cerebral Assassin. No matter what you call him, Triple H is a name that is synonymous with WWE.
The Game is one of the longest-tenured employees on WWE's roster, having worked for WWE since the early 1990s. Today, he works as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, as well as working as a part-time competitor.
WWE fans revere Triple H like no other, as he is an all-time great and is a sure-shot future Hall of Famer.
The Game has been a valuable asset to WWE, but his days as an in-ring competitor are numbered and he should ride off to the sunset sooner rather than later.
When you list down Triple H's accolades, it would take you a very long time. He is just one of the most celebrated athletes in the history of sports-entertainment. The only prize that has eluded him is the United States Championship. The Game has won the World Championship 13 times, the Royal Rumble twice, King of the Ring once and has also won the Intercontinental and tag-team titles on multiple occasions. In addition, The King of Kings has led two of the most dominant factions in WWE history, Evolution and D-Generation X.
There's nothing left for Triple H to do. He has faced and defeated WWE's best and main-evented WWE's grandest stage many times. Stars from the past, the present and the future have been humbled and forced to bow down to the King of Kings. With little business left inside the ring, there's no point in competing for Hunter, i.e Triple H.
Father time catches up on every great athlete and the story has been no different for the legendary Triple H. Hunter is currently 49 and will turn 50 on July 27. The wear and tear of competing throughout the years are taking their toll on his body. Hunter has fought through so many injuries throughout the course of his illustrious career. Concussions, neck injuries, torn quads, and shoulder injuries have broken down the Game's body. He has slowed down in the ring too, moving at a pace that is slower than younger talent in the WWE. He can still put on a great match, just like we show at WrestleMania 35 and Super Showdown, but one wonders how much a human body can take at this age.
In the latest WWE NEWS, Hunter can still wrestle part-time, but the match quality isn't as great as it was in the past. The last classic Hunter had was against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30, which was rated above 4 stars by Dave Meltzer. His match against The Undertaker last October proved that he couldn't carry others to a great match. The match was very bad and was rated 1.25 stars by Dave Meltzer. At a time when in-ring match quality is admired by fans all over the world, Triple H's in-ring work can no longer match up with the younger talent. For all its worth, The Game shouldn't put his body on the line at this stage. He tore his pectoral muscle last November and was out of action for six months. At this point in his career, he shouldn't risk his health and well-being.
Lastly, Triple H is a very busy man with a number of duties and responsibilities. As most of you know, Triple H is the head of NXT and has had an instrumental role in the brand's growth. He is also a pivotal part of the WWE's creative team and management team. He has a role to play in everything we see on television and in live events. At this stage of Hunter's life, wrestling has become more of a burden than a need. He needs to maintain a healthy physique in order to remain in-ring shape and that could be a very arduous task for him now with such a busy schedule.
Retiring from in-ring competition would allow Hunter to focus more on his backstage role in WWE, perhaps even doing a better job than he currently is. WWE's ratings are plummeting, live events aren't drawing in large crowds and fan interest is rapidly declining. Triple H is a man who has given the WWE Universe what they want on NXT. He can improve the WWE product if he takes on a greater role backstage