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Triple H

American professional wrestler and actor

Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969) is an American business executive, semi-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.[4]

The Game Triple H
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Triple H in November 2017
Paul Levesque

(1969-07-27) July 27, 1969 (age 50)
ResidenceWeston, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationBusiness executive, professional wrestler, actor
Years active1992–present
Salary$2.8 million (2016)[1]
TitleExecutive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative (2013–present)
RelativesVince McMahon
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Jean-Paul Lévesque
Terra Ryzing[2]
Terra Risin'
Terror Rising[3]
Triple H
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed fromBoston, Massachusetts
Greenwich, Connecticut
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
Trained byKiller Kowalski
DebutMarch 24, 1992
WebsiteWWE Corporate Bio

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 [5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

At the 2008 edition of Backlash, Triple H won the WWE Championship. He lost the title at Survivor Series 2008 to Edge.

At the 2009 No Way Out, Triple H won back the WWE Championship in an Elimantion Chamber match for the 8th time, beating The Rock's record of 7 times.

After entering the 2016 Royal Rumble match at no. 30, he eliminated Ambrose to win the Royal Rumble and become a 14 time world champion. He later lost the title to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32. [9]





  1. "HHH salary and job title". 411 Mania. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  2. Triple H; Robert Caprio (May 11, 2010). Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-2175-7.
  3. Jason Skog (2012). Triple H: At the Top of His Game. Capstone Press. p. 8 pp. ISBN 978-1429686778.
  5. "W.W.W.F./W.W.F./W.W.E. World Heavyweight Title". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  6. "World Heavyweight Title (W.W.E. Smackdown!)". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  7. "Paul Levesque". IMDb.
  8. Michael Berg (May 2004). "Wrestling superstar Triple H a vampire?". Muscle & Fitness. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
  9. Passero, Mitch. "Regaining the throne". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  • Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. pp. 544 pages. ISBN 0061031011.
  • PWI Staff (2007). "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts". "Wrestling’s historical cards". Kappa Publishing.
  • Baer, Randy and R. D. Reynolds (2003). Wrestlecrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1550225847.

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