Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969) is an American business executive, retired professional wrestler, actor, and former bodybuilder. He is better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley name. He is currently the COO ("Chief Operating Officer") of WWE.
Paul Michael Levesque
July 27, 1969
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Occupation||Business executive, professional wrestler, actor|
|Title||Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative (2013–present)|
|Ring name(s)||Hunter Hearst Helmsley|
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Billed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|Billed from||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Trained by||Killer Kowalski|
|Debut||March 24, 1992|
|Retired||March 25, 2022|
Before joining WWE, Levesque began his wrestling career with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993, wrestling under the name Terra Ryzing. He would then be repackaged as Jean-Paul Lévesque, a French Canadian aristocrat, before joining World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1995.
Since joining WWE, he has become a 14-time world champion (current): a nine-time WWE Champion and a five-time World Heavyweight Champion  In addition, he won the 1997 King of the Ring, the 2002 Royal Rumble, and was the second Grand Slam Champion.
He married Stephanie McMahon in 2003, becoming the son-in-law of WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Outside of wrestling, Levesque has made many guest appearances in film and on television. He is starring in the upcoming WWE Film Journey of Death.
At the 2009 No Way Out, Triple H won back the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match for the 8th time, beating The Rock's record of 7 times.
In September 2021, Triple H had heart failure and doctors put an ICD in his chest during surgery. On March 25, 2022, he officially announced his retirement from in-ring competition. On the second night of WrestleMania 38, he left his wrestling boots in the ring which was a sign of retirement.
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- Relative Strangers - Wrestler (2006) (Uncredited)
- The Chaperone - Raymond "Ray Ray" Bradstone (2011)
- Inside Out - Arlo "AJ" Jayne (2011)
- Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery - Himself (2014) (voice)
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