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Sean Waltman Reveals Moving Post-Surgery Message From Triple H

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Sean Waltman has discussed the heartwarming text message exchange he shared with Triple H after The Game underwent heart surgery.

News broke on the 8th of September regarding Triple H’s – the real-life Paul Levesque – medical condition. WWE issued a statement on its website before publicising it on social media, regarding Triple H undergoing surgery following a “cardiac event.” The full statement from the company regarding Levesque reads:

“Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event. The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.”

Now on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, one of Triple H’s closest friends Sean Waltman has discussed the messages they shared after Triple H had undergone surgery. First Waltman praised his friend for the influence he’s had on the entire wrestling business in recent years:

“The health of the entire industry outside of WWE probably wouldn’t be what it is right now if it wasn’t for him, which maybe (laughs) that’s why he has heat right now. He picked the whole business up. Picked WWE up, but at the same time, it raised the awareness of a lot of stuff. They have some of it on the Network. They host ICW out of Scotland, things like that. I’m grateful for that because regardless of what somebody corporate might think, that’s good for everyone.”

Waltman then discussed the message that he sent Triple H after he found out about his health issues:

“I haven’t talked to him on the phone, but we had this running joke, Paul and I. We’d be talking forever, be on the phone for an hour or two, and finally, whenever it was time for Paul to get off the phone, he’d go, ‘Are you going to be around later?’ And he never called me later.”

“It was just, it’s time to take this home. I heard the news just like everyone else, and I just texted him, ‘Hey man, I’m glad you’re gonna be around later,’ and he just said, ‘Me too. Love you, kiddo,’ and that’s it. That’s the extent of what I know. I wasn’t gonna say, ‘Tell me what happened.’ I don’t need to know. I just need to know he’s okay (Waltman starts choking up).”

Sean Waltman finished by discussing what he’d do if he was in Triple H’s shoes given that he still has a young family and a high pressured job as a WWE Executive Vice President:

“I’ll just say this, the things you got to deal with lately, after this, I would seriously consider just cashing in and spending time with my family and saying, ‘F*ck this.’ He’s got [three beautiful daughters and] a beautiful house up on a lake in New Hampshire that I would never leave if I had it. I’m just saying if it was me.”

h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription