Unofficial Retirement: Where is WWE Legend Triple H Now?

Published 11/13/2021, 11:16 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


From debuting as an obnoxious heel to main eventing WrestleMania, ‘The Game’ Triple H has done it all in the pro-wrestling business. The son-in-law to the WWE chairman, Vince McMahon, Triple H is seemingly retired and is happy to contribute to the industry from behind the scenes.

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However, the WWE Universe still expects ‘The Cerebral Assassin’ to lace up his boots, grab the sledgehammer, and crack open some skulls inside the squared circle again.

Hunter is one of the most accomplished superstars in WWE history, not to mention the successor to Vince McMahon and the WWE empire.

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Let’s dive deep into what is the former undisputed champion is up to these days. And whether he will lace up again to face an opponent inside the ring.

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Why did Triple H stop wrestling?

It is due to various reasons, and one of the major reasons right now is that ‘The Game’ is currently the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE and also a backstage producer for NXT.

Triple H celebrates his victory at WrestleMania X8 (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

This means the former world champion has to take care of day-to-day activities behind the curtains of WWE. One more reason why HHH is not entering a ring is because of multiple injuries he sustained in his career.

Can Triple H be considered as a retired WWE wrestler?

Mostly, yes. Triple H can be considered as a “semi-retired” WWE superstar who does exhibition matches for PPVs or for the sake of a storyline.

However, it looks like, with his latest injuries and set of responsibilities of the revamped NXT 2.0, the WWE Universe can expect HHH to blow off some steam and help the company from within like he has been doing for a long time.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Triple H attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Eventually, we cannot rule the ‘King of Kings’ out of the in-ring competition yet. He had a surprise feud with The Undertaker back in 2019 and also had a match with Batista at WrestleMania.

So, it’s safe to say that Triple H will have one iconic match like Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker before hanging his boots for good.

What is Triple H’s role in WWE?

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Triple H is currently WWE’s Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development, which means he oversees the Company’s Talent Development department.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 10: (L-R) Triple H and Stephanie McMahon attend The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Along with all these responsibilities, Hunter also serves as a senior advisor to the CEO for talent strategy. Triple H is the Executive Producer of NXT and NXT UK.

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However, it remains a question whether Triple H will take over after Vince McMahon retires. Right now, Triple H is solely focused on the backstage matters of WWE, but could return as a wrestler one day.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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