Triple H has recently discussed his dream retirement tour, and which wrestlers he’d still love to face one-on-one.
It was recently revealed that AJ Styles had “pestered” Triple H for a WrestleMania showdown. While Triple H denied Styles’ requests, The Game has stated that there’s more he wants to do before he hangs up his boots for good.
Speaking on SportsNation, Triple H outlined his ideal wrestling retirement tour. Wanting to revisit iconic arenas such as Madison Square Garden and The O2 Arena, Triple H expressed an interest in thanking fans in each building one last time.
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“What I would love to do is, at some point, wrestle at the Garden. A couple weeks later wrestle in Chicago at the All State. Wrestle Staples (Center) one more time. Go to Japan and wrestle there. Go to the O2 in the UK and the Hydro in Glasgow. Make one more trip to those places that stuck out in my career and do that. Because to me, Mania and all those things were so cool and so epic. But on the road, the comradery, the different arenas and locations, the fans. To go into them and having those moments where you go to those places.
“And it’s not even as much about the wrestling so much one more time. It’s about getting in the ring and tip the cap and saying thank you. That to me would be even bigger. If you did that and then capped it off with WrestleMania, that would be pretty cool too. But I think something like that would be really cool.
“Now ask me that if I’m traveling from place and I may go ‘I don’t need to do that!’ But in my head, if I’m looking for something cool, that would be it. Have that one little farewell tour, make the global loop, then come back and do one big show here and call it a career. That would be interesting to me.”
When asked about competitors he’d love to face, Triple H commented on the timelessness of pro-wrestling. Admitting that he has a long list of dream opponents, The Game named some notable NXT graduates, and some stars still on The Gold Brand.
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“It’s a pretty long list because you never turn that side of it off. I guess it’s like being in a band or something. Cool music is cool music. I watch talent now and look for their strengths and weaknesses, just like I did when I working with them. I see all these guys and its the AJ’s and people like that. Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre; people that are on the main roster that I go ‘love to do that with them.’
“But then I pass that and I look at NXT and I’m like ‘Balor, Ciampa, Gargano, Pete Dunne.’ There’s so much talent that’s out there that are incredible performers that I’d love to work with. Of course in your mind you’re also 30 and not 52 envisioning this. So there’s a difference also. But there’s a lot of people, if I had to make a list, there’s a lot of people I’d like to work with.”
Triple H last competed on Raw in a street fight against Randy Orton in January. This match was quickly interrupted by Alexa Bliss to further Orton and The Fiend’s rivalry.
His last proper match was at a WWE Live event in Japan, teaming with Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Robert Roode and Samoa Joe.
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