Triple H’s legendary theme music was featured in Game 7 of the play-off series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.
On May 15th the Buck’s met the Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Final, with each team having won three games in the series.
In the end it was the Celtics who grabbed the win 109-81, with Grant Williams top scoring with 27 points and six rebounds. The victory means that the Boston franchise advance to the Conference Finals on May 18th where they’ll face Miami Heat.
However, what might have piqued wrestling fans’ interest is the fact that Triple H’s legendary theme “The Game” was played at tip-off.
The theme song recorded by Motorhead, served as the WWE Hall of Famer’s entrance music for more than two decades, sparking the working relationship between the pair. Motorhead would later record Triple H’s “King of Kings” theme, as well as Evolution’s theme “Line In The Sand.”
WWE also share a strong relationship with the owners of the Celtics home court, the TD Garden. The company have used the venue on multiple occasions to run events, with the 2022 Survivor Series scheduled to be held at the arena.
In the run-up to WrestleMania 38, Triple H announced his retirement from in-ring competition. While the star hadn’t wrestled since June 2019, he had previously refused to rule out a return. However, on March 25th, The Game announced that he was hanging up his boots as a result of a recent health scare.
In September 2021, Triple H suffered what was described as a “cardiac event.” As a result, he underwent heart surgery and was fitted with a defibrillator.
Following the announcement, Triple H appeared on night two of WrestleMania 38. The 14-time World Champion performed his signature entrance before leaving his boots in the ring.