Triple H recently turned emotional while detailing a conversation he had with his best friend and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels’ mother before his friend’s WWE in-ring return in 2002. Eric Bischoff Drops Hulk Hogan Health Bombshell
Michaels went on a four-year hiatus from WWE between 1998 and 2002 due to a serious back injury. Before his return match against ‘The Game’ at SummerSlam 2002, The Heartbreak Kid’s mother had a brief interaction with Hunter backstage.
Triple H reveals the promise he made
Speaking on WWE Network show Ruthless Aggression, HHH almost broke down in tears while reminiscing about the promise he made to Michaels’ mother:
“You fast forward to getting to that day, Shawn walked off to say something to somebody, and there was his mom. I don’t recall her saying anything, but just the look. I grabbed her hand, looked her in the eye, and said, ‘I will let nothing happen to your boy. I promise you.’ She gave me a hug and was emotional and walked off,” he said.
It was Shawn Michaels who came out on top defeating Triple H in the match which lasted for 27 minutes and 50 seconds. At the time, Michaels genuinely thought the SummerSlam encounter would be the final singles match of his career. But, he competed in the ring for several years more.