Triple H – real name Paul Levesque – has been hospitalised after suffering a ‘cardiac event’, the WWE said in a statement
WWE legend Triple H is in hospital after suffering a “cardiac event”.
The mammoth wrestling company released a statement earlier tonight on Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, and his condition.
The 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.”
The “cardiac event” alluded to is yet to be confirmed.
Fans and fellow wrestlers took to social media to react to the news, with Olympic wrestling champion Gable Steveson keeping Triple H is in his prayers.
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Steveson has been linked with a move to WWE after Vince McMahon personally reached out to him.
Triple H or his personal team are yet to release a public statement, allowing The Game to focus on his recovery.
He is a wrestling legend that will walk into the Hall of Fame upon his retirement.
Triple H is a 14-time world champion and can boast further stints with the Intercontinental and European titles as well as a tag team champion.
He is also one of seven wrestlers to have won multiple Royal Rumbles, with his wins in 2002 and 2016 ensuring he joins the list of Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Batista, John Cena and Randy Orton.
Triple H also won the King of the Ring tournament in 1997.
Now, his in-ring days appear to be behind him as he has not fought in an official match in over two years.
He is also the leader of NXT – WWE’s development brand – with an official title of Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development.
Triple H is married to Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer and daughter of Vince.