Triple H is heading for a very busy WrestleMania weekend.
Wearing one hat, he will be the Creator. The Mastermind behind the NXT brand, which will see its TakeOver: New York show completely Rock the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday night.
Then, he will wear the hat of an honored veteran of the squared circle when he gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the D-Generation X faction.
Finally, on Sunday night Triple H will take on Batista in a No Holds Barred Match. In this match, should Hunter lose, he will retire from active competition.
Hunter spoke all about this hectic schedule with ESPN:
“I went from a month ago thinking, ‘Oh, this is great — I’m going to have an easy year this year, I just go watch the Hall of Fame and then I get to work behind the scenes at [Wrestle]Manias. It will be easy. Then, Vince tells me I’m in the Hall of Fame … and then, next thing [I know], I’m working at WrestleMania. So I got busy quick.”
Triple H is just recovering from a torn pectoral muscle that he suffered at the Crown Jewel event in November.
When speaking to ESPN, he had these interesting comments regarding his injury:
“So I didn’t feel that way — Vince came to me and told me, ‘I need you to be in WrestleMania this year.’ And I was like, ‘Really? Because I haven’t been cleared to train yet even — I don’t know that I’m going to make that.’ Batista and I had this conversation a while ago about trying to do this … then I had to call him and go, ‘Dude, I tore my pec and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ll see.’ To this day, I’m still … I’m going to get in the ring next Sunday, and you and I will both find out at the same time whether my pec will hold on.
I got cleared up to perform, and my training is good and I feel good. But until you get in there, lifting dumbbells and getting hit by Batista are two totally different things. So I’ll see how it goes, but I feel good and I’m excited to get in there. And at this point in my career, I don’t ever want to make it sound like it’s not as big as it is, but at this point in my career, it’s all gravy.”
To read the full interview, click here