Shawn Michaels has commented on the status of Triple H following The Game having to do undergo heart surgery several months ago.
News first broke of Triple H’s medical condition when WWE issued a statement on September 8, 2021, revealing that The Game was recovering after a successful procedure following what they called a “cardiac event.” The full statement read:
“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.”
Nearly two weeks after that statement, Triple H himself made his first public comment on the matter. The WWE COO said that he is “blown away by the outreach and support from so many people.” He went on to say that he is “recovering, doing well, and deeply grateful for all the love in [his] life.”
Triple H has only been seen on WWE duty publicly once since then when he was spotted touring what will become the company’s new headquarters some time in 2022. That has left NXT and its revamp in the hands of Triple H’s long-time friend and fellow degenerate Shawn Michaels.
Speaking to Denise Salcedo, Michaels discussed Triple H’s recovery and how after slogging away at the coalface for so many years, the fourteen-time world champion might even be now relishing the break:
“Most of it is me bothering him to be perfectly honest. He has worked so much over the last several years and I don’t think he understood that it becomes your normal. For him to step away for a little bit, look, that takes getting used to.”
“I went through it obviously, I am one of the rare people that was ready to do it and embrace it. But when it just happens out of the blue and you’re not expecting it; for him to go a hundred miles per hour to nothing was an adjustment.”
“But I think he is, especially around this time of year, he’s now starting to realize like ‘hey this isn’t too bad.’ I think he’s bordering enjoying himself now to be perfectly honest. It’s a well-deserved break for him, for sure.”
Shawn Michaels has also recently had his say on the talent in NXT 2.0 and feels many of them are held to an unfair standard.