Triple H has significantly reduced the number of his appearances in the ring in recent years, so much so that one wonders if he hasn't hung up his boots by now. The Game has not officially retired yet, as his friend Ric Flair confirmed a few months ago.
The advancing age and his managerial role prevented him from often being seen in action, but it is to be believed that sooner or later he will return to the square at least for a final catwalk. A few days before SummerSlam, the 14-time world champion explained how it is not at all easy to return to competing at the highest levels after such a period of inactivity.
In fact, HHH pointed out that it would take him at least a couple of training sessions a day for three months to be able to play a match at WrestleMania. He told to Colin Cowherd for The Herd: Finding the time to do the training sessions would be the hardest part of the program, especially as I now have a lot of commitments behind the scenes and at NXT.
However, if the prospect is intriguing for the WWE Universe, I might think about it. I would like to go back to wrestling at WrestleMania, perhaps following in the footsteps of John Cena, who in recent years has organized himself to participate in specific events on the calendar."
Suffice it to say that the former world champion has just played one match in the last two years, namely the one against Randy Orton last year on Raw. The birth and development of other federations have affected WWE show ratings, a problem that Vince McMahon and HHH are trying to remedy.
"There is no single move that can change everything. We have tried different solutions over the past year and a half, with the aim of involving fans as much as possible. The ThunderDome allowed us to make some changes related to the use of the spaces, the presentation of superstars and the sets."
Can Ric Flair return to the ring?
Among the world's greatest pro-wrestling legends of the past 50 years, the name of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, multiple world champion of the Stamford federation and the defunct Turner company, WCW, certainly resonates.
he then moved his steps also in the TNA rings, only to retire definitively from wrestling wrestling a few years ago. His last official match in the WWE rings dates back to Wrestlemania 24, where Shawn Michaels defeated him in his last fight, the stipulation of which was that if Ric had lost the match, he would have to retire and after a very emotional match, a moved Flair left the federation rings, greeting everyone the next day, in an episode of Monday Night Raw dedicated to him and his farewell.
Apparently, however, this goodbye may not be definitive, given the recent words of Booker T, who would swear he heard Ric Flair talk about a retirement that will never come, because he will die as a wrestler and not as a manager.
Booker T in his latest installment of his podcast, the Hall of Fame podcast, he had stated that Ric had talked to him about the possibility of returning to the ring again at least once before completely abandoning the world of wrestling, which at this point may never do, until his death, in the last few hours Flair himself wanted to make his long-time fans fantasize with a photo.