On May 21st, 2001, Triple H had suffered a career-threatening injury, and many wrestling fans thought it would have been his last match. In the main event, it was Triple H and Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Triple H attempted to help his tag team partner when he suffered the injury.
Eight long months passed, and Triple H came back to WWE RAW on January 7th, 2002. Sporting a leather jacket, denim vest and jeans, Triple H headed for the ring and was greeted by tens of thousands of screaming fans at the home of the WWE: Madison Square Garden. It had been a long wait, but Triple H had returned to the WWE to pick up where he left off in his legendary career.