Every year, Triple H appears just in time for WrestleMania. Some call it convenient that he shows up only for the biggest event of the year and others call it a necessity to get one of the biggest WWE Superstars on the card for the granddaddy of all shows. With that in mind, the WWE Universe has been wondering if this year they'll be seeing a similar pattern.
Triple H hasn’t appeared on WWE television since his loss to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33. That's leading to all sorts of questions about whether or not "The Game" is hanging up his wrestling boots for good and taking a more exclusively backstage role or if there's another run left in him. Many are asking when Triple H is expected back and some light has recently been shed on the topic.
WWE officials are keeping his creative plans pretty quiet, but a bit of information has come has leaked and it looks like Triple H is expected to have an extended run at the end of this year lasting through WrestleMania according to Four3Four. There has been speculation that this could include a program with recent returnee and Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle.
One thing that could complicate those plans is that fact that Kurt Angle is the general manager of Raw and rumors are Triple H would be returning to SmackDown Live According to Inquisitor. "The Game" being part of the blue brand opens up all sorts of great opportunities with guys like Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens or A.J. Styles, but it makes a match with Angle tricky, unless, of course, Angle is part of the next Superstar Shake-Up rumored to be coming sometime after SummerSlam.
While Triple H is not nearly as keen on wrestling as much as he used to, he's still in fantastic shape and one of the better storytellers in the WWE. Whoever he feuds with will get close to top billing at WrestleMania 34. The WWE Universe is not ready to see him pack it in.
Many suggest that if his run is a lengthy one, this could be it for the multiple-time champ. He'll be focusing almost solely on NXT and WWE corporate work behind the scenes. Once he does retire, he'll be a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.