Sean “X-Pac” Waltman has shared the touching personal message that he exchanged with Paul “Triple H” Levesque following Triple H’s recent surgery.
It was on September 8th when WWE announced that Triple H had surgery following a “cardiac event.” No specific details were given, but the good news is Triple H is expected to make a full recovery. Here’s what WWE wrote:
“Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event. The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.”
Waltman went on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast to talk about what happened to Triple H, who is one of Waltman’s best friends. The friendship goes back to the mid-1990s when they were part of the Kliq group in WWE with Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. Waltman praised Triple H’s influence on pro wrestling:
“The health of the entire industry outside of WWE probably wouldn’t be what it is right now if it wasn’t for him, which maybe (laughs) that’s why he has heat right now. He picked the whole business up. Picked WWE up, but at the same time, it raised the awareness of a lot of stuff. They have some of it on the Network. They host ICW out of Scotland, things like that. I’m grateful for that because regardless of what somebody corporate might think, that’s good for everyone.”
The two-time Hall of Famer X-Pac shared what he sent Triple H after finding out about the health issues:
“I haven’t talked to him on the phone, but we had this running joke, Paul and I. We’d be talking forever, be on the phone for an hour or two, and finally, whenever it was time for Paul to get off the phone, he’d go, ‘Are you going to be around later?’ And he never called me later.”
“It was just, it’s time to take this home. I heard the news just like everyone else, and I just texted him, ‘Hey man, I’m glad you’re gonna be around later,’ and he just said, ‘Me too. Love you, kiddo,’ and that’s it. That’s the extent of what I know. I wasn’t gonna say, ‘Tell me what happened.’ I don’t need to know. I just need to know he’s okay (Waltman starts choking up).”
Waltman also commented on what he would do if he was in Triple H’s position as a father of three daughters and working as an executive in WWE.
“I’ll just say this, the things you got to deal with lately, after this, I would seriously consider just cashing in and spending time with my family and saying, ‘F*ck this.’ He’s got [three beautiful daughters and] a beautiful house up on a lake in New Hampshire that I would never leave if I had it. I’m just saying if it was me.”