Triple H, Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE recently joined WWE’s The Bump show. He opened up on the most challenging year of his career.
Triple H on making his in-ring return as full-timer in 2016
During the show, The Game revealed that when he made his return back to being a full-time in-ring performer in 2016 itwas the most challenging part of his overall career.
“Absolutely, because it was completely out of the blue and completely unplanned in a way.There was a moment in time with injuries and everything that was happening in the company where, you know, I sort of got to a place in my career where Vince [McMahon] would joke that I was the in case of an emergency, break glass [guy]. So, I’d be sitting there with my trunks on. He’d tell me, ‘Ok. You’re my in case of an emergency guy, we’re breaking the glass, and here’s what we’re going to do.’ And you’re like, ‘Oh, my God.’
He had previously said that returning from injury is the most daunting task of his career which he had ever done. During the show he also reflected on that.
“I don’t believe I’ve ever done anything harder in my career than have moments where you don’t wrestle for an entire year or a long, long period of time. Then you come out and do whatever it is at the highest level, you know, to try to add to the stuff you’ve done without letting others or yourself down. It’s really one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever faced. The pressure was immense.”
He had won the Royal Rumble match in 2016 by eliminating Dean Ambrose and captured the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.