Triple H has held 24 titles over the course of his long and glorious WWE career. The Game also won the 1997 edition of the 'King of the Ring' tournament, the Royal Rumble (in 2002 and 2016) and was the second winner of the Grand Slam Championship.
Hunter also owes his fame to the fact that he was the leader of two iconic stable, the D-Generation X and Evolution The 14-time world champion played his last match during a house show held in 2019. A few months ago, HHH underwent delicate heart surgery following a cardiac event.
The 52-year-old from Nashua is still recovering from the operation and it is unclear when he will be able to return to work at NXT. During the last edition of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross defended Triple H from the multiple criticisms that have rained down on him over the years.
Jim Ross said: "I'm not sure why, but someone got the word out that Triple H wasn't a hard worker. The Game was a great heel and has grown into a formidable wrestler over time. My feeling is that a lot of people don't appreciate Paul Levesque's work for political reasons.
You can't tell me he's a bad worker. This is bullshit, I assure you 100%." Ross also talked about Kevin Owens' renewal with WWE: "My opinion is that the All Elite Wrestling sirens weren't as enticing as the amount of money Vince McMahon offered him to stay in WWE.
I think the choice of him was all in all correct. WWE couldn't afford to let another star go to AEW. Knowing the situation very well, KO managed to snatch a very convenient agreement from the company on an economic level.
Even if he is unhappy at WWE in the next few years, he certainly won't be short of money."
Mustafa Ali: "I ask for my release from WWE"
WWE fans didn't get a breather in 2021, when most of their favorite wrestlers were fired from the company in a series of release rounds that spread throughout the year.
The last one, a few days before the end of 2021, had Toni Storm as the protagonist, even if she was the same winner of the Mae Young Classic to ask for her release for personal reasons. To get the year off to a good start, another fighter on the SmackDown roster just asked WWE to terminate their contract.
This is Mustafa Ali, who with a press release on his social accounts broke the news to his fans: "I have a much more important message than my dreams in pro wrestling. Despite my best efforts, I won't be able to get this message across as long as I'm working with WWE.
For this, I ask to be released by WWE. " Mustafa Ali's farewell message comes after a long period of inactivity for him: his last match dates back to the October 29 episode of SmackDown, when he lost to Drew McIntyre for the occasion.
It seems that Ali himself had asked the company for a break to accommodate the birth of his third child, but it was reported that the booking team had no plans for his return. Immediately following the news launched by Mustafa Ali, Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp reported that during the past few months Ali would not be on paternity, but that he would only be asking for a show off.
It should be noted that, at the moment, WWE has not yet published any announcement on the situation of Mustafa Ali, who is still under contract with the Stamford company. We will keep you updated as soon as further details on the affair emerge.