Triple H

American professional wrestler

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 CCO ("Chief Content Officer") of WWE.[3]

Triple H
Triple H in November 2017
Paul Michael Levesque

(1969-07-27) July 27, 1969 (age 54)
Occupation(s)Business executive, professional wrestler, actor
Years active1992–2022
TitleExecutive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative (2013–present)
(m. 2025)
PartnerChyna (1996–2000)
Ring name(s)Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Jean-Paul Lévesque
Terra Ryzing
Terra Risin'
Terror Rising[1]
Triple H
Billed height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[2]
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg)[2]
Billed fromBoston, Massachusetts
Greenwich, Connecticut[2]
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
Trained byKiller Kowalski
DebutMarch 24, 1992
RetiredMarch 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.

During his time in WWE, he was a 14-time world champion: a nine-time WWE Champion and a five-time World Heavyweight Champion [4][5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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 Elimination 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.[8]

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.[9] On the second night of WrestleMania 38, he left his wrestling boots in the ring which was a sign of retirement.[10]








  1. Jason Skog (2012). Triple H: At the Top of His Game. Capstone Press. p. 8 pp. ISBN 978-1429686778.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Triple H - WWE Bio". WWE. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. "WWE Corporate - Executive Team Bios - Paul Levesque". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  4. "W.W.W.F./W.W.F./W.W.E. World Heavyweight Title". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  5. "World Heavyweight Title (W.W.E. Smackdown!)". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  6. "Paul Levesque". IMDb.
  7. Michael Berg (May 2004). "Wrestling superstar Triple H a vampire?". Muscle & Fitness. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
  8. Passero, Mitch. "Regaining the throne". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  9. "Paul 'Triple H' Levesque Announces Retirement From In-Ring Competition". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  10. "Triple H appears at WWE WrestleMania 38, leaves his boots in the ring". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved September 9, 2023.

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