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WWE News: Triple H reunites with disabled fan after a decade

The magic of sports entertainment has been on show during WWE's tour of the United Kingdom.

News 04 Nov 2017, 14:39 IST

Triple H has been competing on WWE's UK tour recently
Triple H has been competing on WWE's UK tour recently

What's the story?

Currently, on tour in the United Kingdom, Triple H has taken to Twitter to post a touching photograph of a reunion with a fan. The fan's name is Luke Woodley, and he was born with spastic quadriplegia palsy, autism and epilepsy.

In case you didn't know...

On a recent WWE tour of South America, Triple H made his return to the ring for the first time since WrestleMania 33 when he defeated Rusev in Santiago, Chile. "The Game" has continued to compete on a regular basis on the following UK tour, ostensibly to help the company deal with the health issues that have plagued it in recent weeks.

Triple H has been working as a babyface on the house shows, most notably moonlighting as the third member of The Shield recently. Regardless of his on-screen alignment, "The King of Kings" plays a different character when it comes to social media, becoming the embodiment of a caring company man.

The heart of the matter

Triple H's relationship with Luke Woodley began way back in 2007 when the young fan was taken backstage to meet the WWE superstars. That came about, thanks to the work of Starlight Children's Foundation, and Luke's father credits the backstage meeting for encouraging development in his disabled son.

Luke and his family attended a SmackDown show earlier in the year to celebrate Woodley's 18th birthday, but Triple H was unable to attend and reunite with his biggest fan. That all changed at the house show in London recently, however, as the two were reunited after 10 long years.

Triple H documented the reunion in a touching Twitter post.

What's next?

WWE's tour of the United Kingdom continues through next week, with television tapings booked for RAW and SmackDown in Manchester. The final show of the tour is Thursday, November 9, in Nottingham.

Author's take

WWE gets a lot of criticism from a lot of corners, and more often than not the critics are justified. The company makes a lot of questionable ethical decisions when it comes to scheduling and employee relationships, not to mention nonsensical creative decisions.

But the intangible work that the company does cannot and should not be ignored. The superstars of WWE are legitimate superheroes to many people, and getting to meet a superhero can have a life-changing impact for some. The story of Triple H and Luke Woodley is one such inspiring example.

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