Triple H
Professional wrestler
Triple H
Paul Michael Levesque is an American professional wrestler, wrestling executive, and actor better known by his ring name Triple H (an abbreviation of the ring name Hunter Hearst Helmsley). Levesque currently works in the front office of WWE as the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, and appears as Triple H on television as the Chief Operating Officer and part-time wrestler.
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The Best WWE-Themed Photoshops From President Donald Trump's Inauguration
Forbes - about 1 month
The worlds of professional wrestling and American politics once again collided during the Presidential inauguration, something that figures to be a theme for at least the next four years, as Stephanie McMahon and Triple H attended President Trump's big day. The internet took it from there.
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This Week In WWE Biz: Triple H Vs. Seth Rollins, Goldberg Return, The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan?, More
Forbes - 6 months
Seth Rollins vs. Triple H at WWE WrestleMania 33, plus Finn Balor's projected return, Goldberg's possible comeback, chances of Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, Roman Reigns' prestigious honor, Brock Lesnar chooses Randy Orton and more.
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A big win for Kevin Owens and the WWE
ABC News - 6 months
An old-school heel as the face of WWE's new era? That has a heck of a ring to it. In one of the more shocking turns to an episode of Raw in recent years, WWE put the fans first on Monday with a swerve finish to the Fatal 4-way elimination match as Triple H emerged from the crowd to help Kevin Owens capture the vacant WWE Universal championship. I win. - Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) August 30, 2016 This wasn't just WWE doing the right thing for fans who have long endured frustrating (and predictable) booking at the highest level. This was the WWE doing it well, with a perfect execution of storytelling to set up the surprise finish. One week after WWE fully embraced its future by putting its brand-new title around the waist of Finn Balor at SummerSlam, a serious shoulder injury to the former NXT champion provided the company a built-in excuse to return to business as usual. But with plenty of... ...
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We likely haven't seen the last of Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon - ESPN
Google News - 8 months
ESPN We likely haven't seen the last of Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon ESPN LAS VEGAS -- Brock Lesnar didn't care about the perceived risks involved in returning to the UFC. Outside perceptions mean very little to a man who spends his down time sitting on a tractor in his secluded farm in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Lesnar didn't ... After improbable UFC 200 win, Brock Lesnar leaves door wide open for another UFC fightMMAmania.com Vince McMahon and Triple H Issue Statements to ESPN Praising Brock Lesnar Following UFC 200Wrestlezone Brock Lesnar silences doubters at UFC 200: 'I guess I can take a shot'Bloody Elbow MMA Fighting -MMAjunkie.com -Bleacher Report -Forbes all 374 news articles »
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Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, other wrestling stars mourn death of Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer
LATimes - 10 months
Former WWE star Joanie "Chyna" Laurer was found dead in her Redondo Beach home on Wednesday. Laurer was one of WWE's most famous wrestlers until her departure from the company in 2001. A former women's champion and Intercontinental champion, Laurer's death has sparked an outpouring of reaction...
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is Returning To 'WrestleMania'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fans of "The Rock" are in for a huge treat come 2016.  That's right. Dwayne Johsnon, aka The People's Champion, announced on Monday via Instagram that he'll be appearing at WWE's "WrestleMania 32" in 2016.  "IT'S OFFICIAL," he wrote alongside a photo of himself in the ring. "People's Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history." He continued, "THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It’s always an honor coming home and I wouldn’t miss it for the world." IT'S OFFICIAL: People's Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history. And we have FUN. Ok that's four things but you know what the hell The Rock's sayin'.. . THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It's always an honor coming home and I wouldn't miss it for the world. #PeoplesChamp4L #MakingElectrifyingHis ...
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WWE Must End Roman Reigns Vs Authority Storyline Before WrestleMania
Forbes - about 1 year
Roman Reigns is headed towards an inevitable showdown against Triple H. If WWE wants to fill the massive AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania 32, they need to end this feud before WrestleMania.
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WWE News: WWE Announces New ‘Tough Enough’ Host, Trainers, And Expert Panel
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
It’s been weeks since the announcement of Tough Enough returning to TV. In the past, Stone Cold Steve Austin, along with Booker T, Bill DeMott, and Trish Stratus made Tough Enough a successful program. Even though the winner didn’t pan out in the slightest, it was still great to see the show — which made the careers of Ryback, John Morrison and the Miz — return. Since Austin is too busy to host Tough Enough, the WWE needed to find a new host that would fit the same qualities as Austin. The Texas Rattlesnake knew how to get the best out of his workers. WWE officials trusted Austin and it worked. Not many WWE fans thought Ariane would grow to be a WWE diva, and look how she turned out. She did and competed well with the Funkadactyls. Since the announcement, WWE fans all around the world wanted to know who would host Tough Enough. They finally have their answer, as the WWE officially announced the incredible panel and host for the program. “USA Network and WWE announced today that ...
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WWE News: The Kliq Claims Undertaker Almost Joined WCW, Rip Chris Jericho, Give Opinion On Sting
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
The Kliq, one of professional wrestling’s most influential and controversial factions have never been known to mince their words. Therefore, when the trio of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman (X-Pac) spoke to Sports Illustrated, they didn’t deviate from their personalities and revealed some never before heard news. The Inquisitr recently reported that the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was close to jumping ship in the 1990s and join the rival promotion WCW. But being under contract and ultimately loyal to WWE prevented that from transpiring. However, Kevin Nash claims that 25-year veteran of WWE, The Undertaker was close to joining the now defunct promotion in 2000. “We had ‘Taker close. All of a sudden he wasn’t the Deadman. He became the American Badass for a reason. That Deadman wasn’t going to f—in’ come to WCW. He would have been the biker character and gone by Mark Calaway. That is a surprising claim from the 55-year-old Nash as The Undertaker, alongside Shawn Mic ...
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WWE News: Major Update On Problems Between ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin And Vince McMahon
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
As we noticed last weekend, WWE Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin didn’t come to WrestleMania or the WWE Hall of Fame, which he attended every year and even had his own sitting area at the event. It was shocking to fans and even WWE that he didn’t want to come, especially considering WWE had stuff for him to do at Mania because they were so sure he was coming. Vince McMahon was said to be furious over Steve Austin not coming. However, there seem to be issues with the pair, which is the main reason Austin wasn’t there. According to Cageside Seats, the rift between Vince and Austin goes back to Vince picking Chris Jericho to do the new monthly podcast on WWE Network. Apparently, Vince was not happy about some of the questions Austin asked Triple H. While many thought Austin went far in with Vince McMahon himself, it was not until Austin spoke with Triple H that things got really deep. Specifically, Austin asking about Chyna and the WWE Hall of Fame was too far in McMahon’s eyes. On ...
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Watch WWE ‘WrestleMania 31’ Free And Live In 2015? WWE Network App Offers Price Deals, Cancel Anytime Option
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
All the WWE fans in the world would love to watch WWE WrestleMania 31 free streaming live, but the plans of Vince McMahon and Triple H have certainly attempted to make this idea difficult. So what sort of deals does the WWE Network app provide for watching WrestleMania 2015? Does the WWE Network’s cancel anytime option allow you to get WrestleMania 31 free? In a related report by the Inquisitr, while some fans are looking forward to the match for Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, others wonder why Daniel Bryan is not headlining WrestleMania 31 (the answer does make much sense to many WWE fans). Others want to know if Sting will retire after WWE WrestleMania 31, never mind The Undertaker’s retirement plans. Predictions are mixed, but Ric Flair claims Triple H will beat Sting for his official WWE match. There are also some who expect Roman Reigns to lose to Brock Lesnar now that the latter wrestler’s WWE contract has been extended, and Lesnar is not expected to disappear into the arms of ...
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WWE: Final predictions ahead of Wrestlemania 31
isports web - almost 2 years
Wrestlemania is finally upon us. Three nights from now the superstars of the WWE will step into the ring on the grandest stage of ‘em all inside Levi’s Stadium. Rivalries have been building for months, but the time for talk is over. Its either put up or shut up. Im going to take a look at each contest and predict who will walk out of Santa Clara victorious. Pre Show: Fatal Four Way Tag Team Championship Match: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (C) vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos This matchup has been brewing for a couple of weeks now. Each team has been paired off at one point or another in recent weeks, and tensions have been building. A fatal four way match is the best way to get at these teams in the ring without having to book separate matches. I like what Cesaro and Kidd have done during their run with the belts and would like to see them develop and grow as champions, but their reign is going to be halted by the Samoan twins. Winners and new Champions The Usos Interc ...
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Sheamus replacing CM Punk on WWE Live event cards this weekend
Cageside Seats - about 3 years
CM Punk was booked for both of this weekend's house shows, so someone has to be slotted into his place on the card. In the wake of the news breaking this week, the first guy the company is tabbing for the job is The Celtic Warrior. As is usual for a non-pay-per-view (PPV) weekend, WWE will be holding house shows in Kansas and Missouri this Saturday and Sunday. Those events had been advertised to feature CM Punk. Based on what we've learned over the last couple of days, The Best in the World will almost certainly not be appearing on those shows. So who's replacing him? Well he's Irish, and he loves to fight. But he ain't Fit Finlay. Sheamus, who just returned to WWE this past weekend as a participant in the main event at Royal Rumble, will be filling Punk's straight-edge boots. For Saturday, February 1st's house show in Wichita, Kansas at the INTRUST Bank Arena, The Celtic Warrior is billed where Punk had previously been in a list of "scheduled to appear" talent. ...
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WWE has a very big Daniel Bryan problem
Cageside Seats - about 3 years
And it's really getting out of hand. As long as you're not blind or deaf, you can see and hear the reaction Daniel Bryan gets when he performs in front of live crowds at venues all across the globe. He has the most over catchphrase -- "YES" -- since Stone Cold Steve Austin ruined our lives with "WHAT" back in 2001, and he uses it to great effect. They're calling it a #YESMovement. He's become so popular with the audience at any given arena, in fact, that fans have taken to completely hijacking shows to chant for him. It happened, to a small extent, at WrestleMania 28 back in 2012. It happened, to a much larger extent, the next night on Raw in New Jersey. It's happened many times since then, including at the 2013 Slammy Awards in Seattle when it got so bad during the go home segment to the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) featuring a John Cena vs. Randy Orton confrontation that the former had to call an audible and incorporate Bryan into his promo just to keep the fans on track. ...
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Triple H returned at the 2016 Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as the unannounced 30th entrant.
    More Details Hide Details After eliminating the defending champion, Roman Reigns, he then eliminated Dean Ambrose to secure his second Royal Rumble win and 14th world championship overall. After breaking Reigns' nose in storyline, Triple H was then challenged by Ambrose, whom he defeated at Roadblock to defend the title, before dropping it back to Reigns – who had become the #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by pinning Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match that also involved Brock Lesnar at Fastlane – at WrestleMania 32, ending his reign at 70 days. After WrestleMania 32, with The Authority now disbanded, Triple H would go on to wrestle the WWE Live tour of the U.K in late April before taking an hiatus from WWE television, although he would continue to appear at NXT and WWE Cruiserweight Classic events. On the August 29 episode of Raw, Triple H made his return to WWE television by interfering in the main event for the WWE Universal Championship, delivering a Pedigree to Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, before handing Kevin Owens the win and the newly established world title. He later appeared on the live finale of WWE Cruiserweight Classic as he unveiled a new belt for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, and was awarded to T.J. Perkins, whom won the entire tournament after defeating Gran Metalik in the tournament final.
  • 2015
    Age 45
    During an interview with ITV London in December 2015, Levesque said that he is a supporter of the English football team West Ham United.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, Levesque along with his wife Stephanie created the "Connor's Cure" cancer fund in honor of Connor "The Crusher" Michalek, a young WWE fan who died of cancer at the age of eight.
    After Lemmy died on December 28, 2015, Triple H attended his funeral on January 9, 2016, where he spoke about the gift of sound that Lemmy and Motörhead have given to him and the friendship they had over the years.
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    Throughout 2015, Triple H maintained his role as the leader of The Authority, and was involved in mediating issues between Seth Rollins and Kane.
    More Details Hide Details Over the summer, Triple H began to test Rollins by having him defend the championship against Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and Sting. After Rollins suffered a legitimate severe knee injury at a live event, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was vacated and it was announced that there would be a tournament to determine a new champion at Survivor Series. On the November 9 episode of Raw, Triple H offered to give Reigns a bye to the finals of the tournament if he joined The Authority, but Reigns refused. At Survivor Series, Reigns defeated Dean Ambrose in the tournament finals to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H came out and attempted to congratulate Reigns, but was instead speared by him. This allowed Sheamus to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and quickly defeat Reigns to win the championship, resulting in Sheamus aligning with The Authority.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, Levesque earned a combined salary of just over $1.5 million (U.S.) from his front office job and as a wrestler. He also owns just over $1.5 million (U.S.) in WWE stock. What began as an on-screen storyline marriage in 2000 blossomed into a real-life romance when Levesque began dating Stephanie McMahon. They married on October 25, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details They have three daughters. He had previously been in a long-term relationship with former WWF wrestler Chyna, later breaking up with her over her personal demons as well as Chyna not being interested in having children. He has a sister named Lynn. In late 2004, Levesque released a book titled Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body. Mostly devoted to bodybuilding advice, the book also includes some autobiographical information, memoirs, and opinions. Levesque is a fan of the band Motörhead (which has performed three different entrance themes for Triple H over his career), and was good friends with lead singer Lemmy. To pay homage to both Lemmy and the band, Triple H wore Lemmy-inspired facial hair during a large portion of his career.
    In 2013, his title was elevated to Executive Vice-president of Talent, Live Events and Creative where he also works with WWE creative direction and storylines of WWE's programming.
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    At the 2013 Slammy Awards, Triple H immediately performed a Pedigree on Orton after Bryan shoved him into Stephanie McMahon, despite Orton's shock.
    More Details Hide Details At WrestleMania XXX, Triple H lost to Bryan, thereby granting Bryan a part in the subsequent title match against Batista and champion Randy Orton. Triple H assaulted Bryan after the match and later attempted to prevent Bryan from winning the title by interfering and recruiting Scott Armstrong as a crooked referee, but these attempts were unsuccessful as Bryan won the title by making Batista submit. In order to end Bryan's title reign, Triple H reformed Evolution with Orton and Batista on the April 18 episode of SmackDown, but Bryan remained champion due to The Shield turning on The Authority. At Extreme Rules, Evolution lost to The Shield and again at Payback in a No Holds Barred elimination match. On the June 2 episode of Raw, Batista would leave the group after Triple H refused to grant him his shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H would then resort to "Plan B", which would be Seth Rollins turning on The Shield and rejoining The Authority.
    Triple H returned on the February 25, 2013 episode of Raw, brawling with Brock Lesnar after he attempted to attack Mr. McMahon.
    More Details Hide Details The brawl resulted in Lesnar having his head split open and requiring 18 stitches. The following week, Triple H issued a challenge to Lesnar, requesting a rematch with him at WrestleMania 29, which Lesnar accepted on the condition that he could choose the stipulation. The following week, after Triple H signed the contract and assaulted Heyman, the stipulation was revealed as No Holds Barred with Triple H's career on the line. Triple H went on to win the match after hitting Lesnar with a Pedigree onto the steel steps. On the April 15 episode of Raw, Heyman challenged Triple H to face Lesnar in a steel cage match at Extreme Rules, which Triple H accepted the following week. Triple H ended up losing the match at the pay-per-view on May 19 thanks to interference from Heyman, and he also injured his jaw.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    On the December 17 episode of Raw, Triple H made a non-wrestling appearance for the 2012 Slammy Awards debuting with his new haircut.
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    Triple H returned on the January 30, 2012 episode of Raw to evaluate Laurinaitis' performance as general manager.
    More Details Hide Details Before he could announce the decision, he was interrupted by the returning Undertaker. After initially refusing the rematch as he did not want to tarnish The Undertaker's legacy, Triple H accepted the challenge after being called a coward who lives in Shawn Michaels' shadow, on the condition their rematch be contested inside Hell in a Cell. Triple H went on to lose this match at WrestleMania XXVIII. Triple H returned on the April 30 episode of Raw, when he refused to give in to Brock Lesnar's unreasonable contract demands, resulting in Lesnar attacking him and storyline breaking his arm. Upon his return two weeks later, Triple H was confronted by Lesnar's legal representative, Paul Heyman, who announced Lesnar was filing a lawsuit against WWE for breach of contract. After he accosted Heyman, Heyman threatened another lawsuit against Triple H for assault and battery. At the No Way Out in June, Triple H challenged Lesnar, who was not present, to a match at SummerSlam, which Heyman refused on Lesnar's behalf the following night on Raw. At Raw 1000, Stephanie McMahon managed to goad Heyman into accepting her husband's challenge against Lesnar. To anger Triple H, Lesnar broke his best friend Shawn Michaels's arm on the August 13 episode of Raw. Six days later at SummerSlam, Lesnar defeated Triple H via submission after once again breaking his arm in the storyline.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    On the February 21, 2011 episode of Raw, Triple H returned to WWE by interrupting the return of The Undertaker and challenging him to a match at WrestleMania XXVII, which later became a No Holds Barred match.
    More Details Hide Details A week later, he put Sheamus through the announce table with a Pedigree, in retaliation for Sheamus giving him a ten-month injury. At WrestleMania XXVII, Triple H lost, which extended Undertaker's undefeated streak to 19–0; however, Undertaker was carried from the ring on a stretcher whereas Triple H left the ring on his feet. At the end of the July 18 episode of Raw, Triple H returned on behalf of WWE's board of directors to relieve his father-in-law Vince McMahon of his duties. This was followed by the announcement that he had been assigned to take over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the WWE. This was during a storyline where CM Punk had won the WWE Championship and left the company. Though a new champion was crowned, Triple H helped re-sign Punk and upheld both championship reigns. He announced he would referee a match to unify both WWE Championships at SummerSlam. Although he counted a pinfall for CM Punk to win, John Cena's leg was on the ropes, which would break the pin. Regardless, Triple H's longtime friend Kevin Nash attacked Punk immediately after the match to allow Alberto Del Rio to become the new champion. Though Nash and Punk demanded a match against each other, Triple H fired Nash for insubordination and booked himself in a No Disqualification match at Night of Champions with his position of COO on the line. He won the match despite interference from John Laurinaitis, Nash, The Miz and R-Truth.
    That record stood until 2011 when John Cena won his ninth WWE Championship.
    More Details Hide Details On the February 16 episode of Raw, Triple H made an appearance aiding Stephanie and Shane McMahon, after they were attacked by Randy Orton. On the February 20 episode of SmackDown, Triple H was interviewed by Jim Ross; in the interview, footage was shown highlighting the events that occurred on the February 16 episode of Raw. Ross asked Triple H how he felt seeing that footage, in response, he broke character (after 5 years of marriage) by admitting that Vince McMahon is his father-in-law, that Shane is his brother-in-law, and that Stephanie is his wife, thus creating a rivalry between Triple H and Orton. On the February 23 episode of Raw, Triple H confronted Orton, before attacking him, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes (a group known as The Legacy) with a sledgehammer and chasing them from the arena. At WrestleMania XXV, Triple H defeated Orton to retain the title. He, with Shane McMahon and Batista, then faced Orton and The Legacy in a six-man tag match for the WWE Championship at Backlash. He lost the title to Orton after trying to stop Batista from hitting Cody Rhodes with a chair, allowing Orton to hit the RKO and punt to the head. After six weeks off of TV, selling the injury, he lost a Three Stages of Hell title match to Orton at The Bash. At Night of Champions, he again lost a title match to Orton, this time a triple threat match, also involving John Cena.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In 2010, Levesque's role as an Executive Senior Advisor was officially formalized as he was given an office at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Levesque was named Executive Vice President, Talent and Live events in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In this role he oversees the talent relations and talent development departments, training of performers and management of worldwide recruitment. Levesque's role within the company has been under much criticism since 2003, as many fans and some wrestlers view it as a way to keep him on top on-screen and to give him more television time. Levesque has spoken against this criticism and has denied all of it. Additionally, Levesque has been credited for losing in high-profile matches that helped elevate the careers of younger wrestlers including John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista, Jeff Hardy, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. As the founder of NXT since its inception in 2012, Levesque has been widely praised for helping cultivate the brand, recruiting fresh new talent, and helping guide the brand to various levels of success including sold-out shows, increased respect for women’s wrestling, and international expansion.
    Triple H made an untelevised appearance on October 30 at the WWE Fan Appreciation Event and also at the 2010 Tribute to the Troops.
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    Michaels and Triple H had a non-wrestling reunion at the 2010 Tribute to the Troops.
    More Details Hide Details On February 21, Triple H eliminated then WWE Champion Sheamus from the Elimination Chamber match, though he did not win the title himself. Sheamus attacked him weeks later, setting up a match at WrestleMania XXVI, which Triple H won. Also at WrestleMania, Michaels lost to The Undertaker and was forced to retire. While giving a farewell speech the next night, Sheamus attacked him and set up a rematch at Extreme Rules. Sheamus attacked Triple H at the start of the show, before later winning the match. Triple H then took time off to recover from injuries, completely missing The Nexus storyline.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    After failing to regain the title at Armageddon, Triple H entered seventh in the 2009 Royal Rumble, but was last eliminated by Randy Orton.
    More Details Hide Details In February at Elimination Chamber, Triple H won the WWE Championship in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match, setting the record for most reigns at eight.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    Triple H then went on to defeat cleanly John Cena to successfully defend the WWE Championship at Night of Champions. On the June 23 episode of Raw, Triple H was drafted to the SmackDown brand as a part of the 2008 WWE draft, in the process making the WWE Championship exclusive to SmackDown.
    More Details Hide Details He defended the championship over the summer by defeating the likes of Edge at The Great American Bash and The Great Khali at SummerSlam, and was the only champion to retain his title at Unforgiven's Championship Scramble matches. After this, he successfully defended it against Jeff Hardy both at No Mercy and Cyber Sunday. At Survivor Series, Triple H was scheduled to defend the championship against Vladimir Kozlov and Jeff Hardy, but Hardy was kept out of the match after a scripted attack and injury. During the match, SmackDown general manager Vickie Guerrero announced that Edge had returned and introduced him into the contest. Hardy interfered and hit Triple H with a steel chair meant for Edge, thus costing him the title after a 210 days reign and resulting in Edge winning his sixth world title.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    In January 2007, at New Year's Revolution, DX and Rated-RKO fought to a no contest after Triple H suffered a legitimate torn right quadriceps (similar to the one he suffered in 2001 in his other leg) 15 minutes into the match.
    More Details Hide Details Surgery was successfully performed on January 9, 2007 by Dr. James Andrews. Triple H made his return at SummerSlam, where he defeated King Booker. Two months later at No Mercy, Triple H was originally scheduled to face Umaga in a singles match. However, at the start of the night, Triple H decided to challenge newly named WWE Champion Randy Orton, reigniting his rivalry with Orton that had been interrupted following his injury. Triple H won the match, winning his eleventh world championship and sixth WWE Championship, and then defended his title against Umaga in his regularly scheduled match after Mr. McMahon declared the match to be for the WWE title. After that McMahon gave Orton a rematch against Triple H in a Last Man Standing match in the main event, and Triple H lost after failing to beat the ten count when Orton hit his RKO onto the announcer's table. Triple H's title reign at No Mercy is the fifth shortest reign in WWE history, only lasting through the duration of the event. After winning the Raw Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out, Triple H gained a WWE Championship match by outlasting five other men, last eliminating Jeff Hardy after a Pedigree on a steel chair. However, at WrestleMania XXIV, Orton retained after punting Triple H and pinning John Cena following Triple H's Pedigree on Cena. A month later, at Backlash, Triple H won the title in a fatal four-way elimination match against Orton, Cena, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield, tying the record for most WWE Championship reigns with The Rock.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    After four-month hiatus, Triple H returned to Raw on October 3, 2005 as part of WWE Homecoming.
    More Details Hide Details He teamed with fellow Evolution member Flair to defeat Chris Masters and Carlito. After the match, Triple H turned on Flair hitting Flair with a sledgehammer, sparking a feud between the duo. Flair defeated Triple H in a steel cage match at Taboo Tuesday for Flair's Intercontinental Championship. Subsequently, Triple H defeated Flair in a non-title Last Man Standing match at Survivor Series to end their feud. Although Triple H failed to win the Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble, another championship opportunity arose for Triple H in the Road to WrestleMania Tournament. He won the tournament, granting him a match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 22, where Triple H and John Cena fought in the main event for the title, which Triple H lost via submission. Later that month at Backlash, Triple H was involved in another WWE Championship match, fighting Edge and Cena in a triple threat match, where he lost again. Angered at his loss, a bloodied Triple H used his sledgehammer to attack both Edge and Cena and then performed a number of DX crotch chops. Triple H unsuccessfully attempted to win the WWE title from Cena on numerous occasions, blaming his shortcomings on Vince McMahon, which eventually led to a feud between the McMahons and Triple H.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    Following a triple threat World Heavyweight title defense against Benoit and Edge on the November 29, 2004 episode of Raw, the World Heavyweight Championship became vacant for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details At New Year's Revolution, Triple H won the Elimination Chamber to begin his tenth world title reign. At WrestleMania 21, Triple H lost the championship to Batista, and subsequently lost two rematches at Backlash and Vengeance. After Vengeance, Triple H took a hiatus from WWE due to suffering from minor neck problems.
    At the 2004 Royal Rumble, Triple H and Shawn Michaels fought in a Last Man Standing match to a double countout, so Triple H retained the title as a result.
    More Details Hide Details Triple H dropped the title to Chris Benoit at WrestleMania XX, and he was unable to reclaim the championship from Benoit in subsequent rematches, including a rematch from WrestleMania between Triple H, Benoit, and Shawn Michaels at Backlash. He then ended his feud with Michaels, defeating him in a Hell in a Cell match at Bad Blood, which became the longest Hell in a Cell match in history. After another failed attempt, losing to Benoit at Vengeance, he focused on Eugene, beating him at SummerSlam. Triple H then regained the title from former associate Randy Orton at Unforgiven.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    He lost the title after 280 days in September 2003 at Unforgiven to Bill Goldberg, in a match with the stipulation that had Goldberg lost, he would have to retire.
    More Details Hide Details After a failed attempt to win back the title from Goldberg in a rematch at the Survivor Series, he finally regained the championship against Goldberg in a triple threat match at Armageddon which also involved Kane.
    Triple H held the World Heavyweight Championship for most of 2003, defending it at a match against Booker T at WrestleMania XIX in an angle with racist undertones.
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    In January 2003, Triple H formed a stable known as Evolution with Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista.
    More Details Hide Details Triple H and Flair challenged Rob Van Dam and Kane for the World Tag Team Championship, but they lost the match. The group was pushed on Raw from 2003 to 2004 and the height of their dominance occurred after Armageddon, where every member of Evolution left the pay-per-view holding a title.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    In October 2002, Triple H would begin a controversial feud with Kane, leading to a match at No Mercy on October 20 in which both Kane's Intercontinental Championship and Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship were at stake.
    More Details Hide Details In the weeks preceding the match, Triple H claimed that, several years earlier, Kane had an unrequited relationship with a woman named Katie Vick. He went on to claim that, after Vick was killed in a car crash, Kane (the driver) raped her corpse. Triple H later threatened to show video footage of Kane committing the act in question; however, the footage that finally aired showed Triple H (dressed as Kane) simulating necrophilia with a mannequin in a casket; Kane's tag team partner The Hurricane responded the following week by showing a video of Triple H (rather, someone wearing a Triple H series of masks) getting an enema. The angle was very unpopular with fans, and was de-emphasised before the title match. Triple H went on to defeat Kane at No Mercy, unifying the two titles. Triple H eventually lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Shawn Michaels in the first Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series. He defeated Van Dam to earn a title shot at Armageddon with Michaels as the special guest referee. He regained the title from Michaels in a Three Stages of Hell match at Armageddon.
    Before September 2, 2002, WWE recognized only one world champion, the Undisputed WWE Champion, for both the Raw and SmackDown! brands.
    More Details Hide Details After SummerSlam, then Undisputed WWE Champion Brock Lesnar became exclusive to SmackDown!, leaving Raw without a world champion. Raw general manager Eric Bischoff then awarded Triple H the Big Gold Belt (which had been used for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and WCW World Heavyweight Championship) making him the first World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H retained his title against Rob Van Dam at Unforgiven when Ric Flair hit Van Dam with a sledgehammer.
    On the June 6, 2002 episode of SmackDown!, Triple H defeated Hogan in a #1 contender match for the Undisputed WWF Championship at the King of the Ring against The Undertaker, but was unsuccessful at the event.
    More Details Hide Details In the interim, between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania, the McMahon-Helmsley Faction was brought to an official on-screen conclusion. By the time he returned, Triple H's on-screen marriage to Stephanie McMahon was faltering, so Stephanie faked a pregnancy in order to get him back on her side. When he learned that it was fake, he dumped her publicly on Raw when they were supposed to renew their wedding vows. Stephanie aligned with Jericho afterward, but she was forced to leave after losing a triple threat match on Raw the night after WrestleMania when she was pinned by Triple H. The divorce, and thus the storyline, was finalized at Vengeance. Meanwhile, Shawn Michaels had made his return to WWE and joined the New World Order (nWo). Michaels and Kevin Nash planned to bring Triple H over to Raw in order to put him into the group. Mr. McMahon, however, disbanded the nWo following several backstage complications and brought in Eric Bischoff as the Raw general manager. One of Bischoff's first intentions was to follow up on the nWo's plan and bring Triple H over to the Raw roster. Triple H went to the Raw brand, reuniting with Michaels, but on July 22 he turned on Michaels by performing a Pedigree on him during what was supposed to be a DX reunion, turning heel once again. The following week, Triple H smashed Michaels' face into a car window to prove that Michaels was weak.
    Triple H returned to Raw as a face on January 7, 2002 at Madison Square Garden.
    More Details Hide Details He won the Royal Rumble and received an Undisputed WWF Championship match at WrestleMania X8, where Triple H defeated Chris Jericho for the Undisputed WWF Championship. After holding the title for a month, Triple H dropped it to Hulk Hogan at Backlash. Triple H then became exclusive to the SmackDown! roster due to the WWF draft lottery and continued to feud with Jericho, culminating in a Hell in a Cell match at Judgment Day, which Triple H won.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    During the May 21, 2001 episode of Raw Is War, he suffered a legitimate and career-threatening injury.
    More Details Hide Details In the night's main event, he and Austin were defending the WWF Tag Team Championship against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. At one point, Jericho had Austin trapped in the Walls of Jericho and Triple H ran in to break it up, but just as he did, he suffered a tear in his left quadriceps muscle, causing it to come completely off the bone. Despite his inability to place any weight on his leg, Triple H was able to complete the match. He even allowed Jericho to put him in the Walls of Jericho, a move that places considerable stress on the quadriceps. The tear required an operation, which was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. This injury brought an abrupt end to the McMahon-Helmsley Era, as the rigorous rehabilitation process kept Triple H out of action for over eight months, completely missing The Invasion storyline.
    In 2001, Triple H also feuded with The Undertaker, who defeated him at WrestleMania X-Seven.
    More Details Hide Details The night after WrestleMania, Triple H interfered in a steel cage match between Austin (who had just won the WWF Championship) and The Rock where he joined forces with Austin and double teamed on The Rock, forming a tag team called The Two-Man Power Trip. Triple H then defeated Chris Jericho for his third Intercontinental Championship on the April 5 SmackDown!, and won it for a fourth time two weeks later by defeating Jeff Hardy. Triple H then became a world tag team champion by winning the WWF Tag Team Championship for the first time at Backlash when he and Austin defeated Kane and The Undertaker in a "Winner Take All" tag team match. As Triple H was still Intercontinental Champion, the win made him a double champion.
    Triple H returned a few weeks later to attack Austin, and their feud continued into 2001 and ended in a Three Stages of Hell match in which Triple H defeated Austin.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    In November 2000, Triple H and Austin had a match at Survivor Series that ended when Triple H tried to trick Austin into coming into the parking lot to run him over again, only to have Austin lift his car up with a forklift and flip the car onto its roof 10 feet high.
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    Triple H pinned The Rock at WrestleMania 2000 to retain the title, but lost it at Backlash to The Rock, thus ending his reign at 118 days.
    More Details Hide Details He regained it three weeks later, in an Iron Man match at Judgment Day, only to lose it back to The Rock at King of the Ring. Triple H then entered a storyline with Chris Jericho, who upset Triple H by defeated him for the WWF Championship on the April 17 episode of Raw Is War before the title was returned to Triple H because of a fast count made by referee Earl Hebner, and Jericho's reign is not being recognized. Their feud culminated in a Last Man Standing match at Fully Loaded which was won by Triple H. Afterwards, Triple H entered a feud with Kurt Angle, initially over the WWF Championship, but then as a love triangle between himself, Angle, and Stephanie. Both Triple H and Angle wrestled for the WWF Championship against The Rock at SummerSlam, but The Rock retained the title after Angle received a legit concussion during a botched Pedigree on a commentary table by Triple H. The feud culminated at Unforgiven, where Triple H defeated Angle with a Pedigree after a low blow from McMahon.
    Triple H feuded with Mick Foley in early 2000.
    More Details Hide Details They both fought at the Royal Rumble in a Street Fight Match for the WWF Championship, which Triple H won after performing two Pedigrees on Foley. The feud ended at No Way Out in a Hell in a Cell, where Triple H retained the title and forced Foley to retire.
    By January 2000, Triple H had dubbed himself "The Game", implying that he was on top of the wrestling world (as in not merely the "best in the game", but that he was in fact "the game") and was nicknamed "The Cerebral Assassin" by Jim Ross ("The Game" nickname was originally intended for Owen Hart, with Triple H adopting the nickname in honor of Owen).
    More Details Hide Details On the January 3 episode of Raw Is War, Triple H defeated Big Show to win his third WWF championship.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Triple H dropped the WWF Championship to Mr. McMahon on the September 16, 1999 episode of SmackDown! before regaining it at Unforgiven in a Six-Pack Challenge that included Davey Boy Smith, Big Show, Kane, The Rock, and Mankind.
    More Details Hide Details He defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin at No Mercy before dropping the title to Big Show at Survivor Series. Triple H then continued his feud with Mr. McMahon by marrying his daughter, Stephanie McMahon. He then defeated McMahon at Armageddon. As a result of the feud, an angle with Triple H and Stephanie began which carried the WWF throughout the next seventeen months; together they were known as The McMahon-Helmsley Faction.
    Triple H received a shot at the WWF Championship on the January 25, 1999 Raw Is War in an "I Quit" match against The Rock, but the match ended when Triple H was forced to quit or see his aide Chyna chokeslammed by Kane.
    More Details Hide Details This began a new angle for Triple H, as Chyna betrayed him by attacking him after the match and joining The Corporation. At WrestleMania XV, Triple H lost to Kane after Chyna interfered on his behalf, and she was thought to have rejoined DX. Later on in the night, he betrayed his long-time friend and fellow DX member X-Pac by helping Shane McMahon retain the European Championship and joined The Corporation. turning heel in the process. In April, he started to move away from his DX look, taping his fists for matches, sporting new and shorter wrestling trunks, and adopting a shorter hairstyle. Levesque's gimmick changed as he fought to earn a WWF Championship opportunity. After numerous failed attempts at winning the championship, Triple H and Mankind challenged then WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin to a triple threat match at SummerSlam, which featured Jesse "The Body" Ventura as the special guest referee. Mankind won the match by pinning Austin. The following night on Raw Is War, Triple H defeated Mankind to win his first WWF Championship.
    After winning his first WWF Championship and beginning a storyline marriage with Stephanie McMahon in 1999, Triple H became a regular main event wrestler (in 2003, Levesque married McMahon in real life).
    More Details Hide Details Over the next two decades, he would win a total of 14 world championships and lead stables The McMahon-Helmsley Faction, Evolution, and The Authority, with whom he continues to perform. From 2010 onwards, Triple H began wrestling on a part-time basis as he took on a greater behind-the-scenes role within WWE. In the course of his career, Levesque has held a total of 25 championships, including nine WWF/E Championships and five World Heavyweight Championships. He is the seventh Triple Crown Champion and the second Grand Slam Champion in WWF/E history. Triple H was also the winner of the 1997 King of the Ring tournament, and the 2002 and 2016 Royal Rumbles. He has headlined WrestleMania, WWE's flagship pay-per-view, seven times, thus tying Hulk Hogan's record. Outside of professional wrestling, he has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the WWE Studios production The Chaperone.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    Mr. Perfect became his manager and he won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time on October 21, 1996, defeating Marc Mero.
    More Details Hide Details When Mr. Perfect left the WWF, his departure was explained to be a result of Helmsley turning his back on his manager as soon as he won the Intercontinental Championship. Levesque held the belt for nearly four months before dropping it to Rocky Maivia on the February 13, 1997 special episode of Monday Night Raw, called Thursday Raw Thursday. For a very brief time, Helmsley was accompanied by Mr. Hughes, who was his storyline bodyguard. After losing the Intercontinental title, he feuded with Goldust, defeating him at WrestleMania 13. During their feud, Chyna debuted as his new bodyguard. Helmsley was being highlighted again in 1997, winning the 1997 King of the Ring tournament by defeating Mankind in the finals. Later that year, Shawn Michaels, Helmsley, Chyna and Rick Rude formed D-Generation X (DX). This stable became known for pushing the envelope, as Michaels and Helmsley made risqué promos – using the catchphrase "Suck It" and a "crotch chop" hand motion, – and sarcastically derided Bret Hart and Canada. By that point, Helmsley had fully dropped the "blueblood snob" gimmick, appearing in T-shirts and leather jackets. During this period, his ring name was shortened to simply Triple H. Even after the DX versus Hart Foundation storyline ended, Helmsley continued to feud with the sole remaining Hart family member Owen Hart over the European Championship. This ended in a match between the two at WrestleMania XIV, with the stipulation that Chyna had to be handcuffed to then-Commissioner Sgt.
    It has been claimed that he was scheduled to win the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, but the victory was instead awarded to Stone Cold Steve Austin after the Madison Square Garden Incident, in which the Kliq broke character after a match to say goodbye to the departing Nash and Hall.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the punishment, Helmsley did have success following the MSG Incident.
    Although he was highly promoted in the first few months after his debut, Levesque's career stalled during 1996, starting off with a feud with Duke "The Dumpster" Droese following a loss during the Free for All at 1996 Royal Rumble.
    More Details Hide Details Up until that event, his angle included appearing on television each week with a different female valet (which included Playboy Playmates Shae Marks and Tylyn John). Sable was his valet at WrestleMania XII, and after his loss to The Ultimate Warrior, as part of the storyline, he took his aggressions out on her. The debuting Marc Mero – her real-life husband – came to her rescue, starting a feud between the two wrestlers. On June 1, 1996, Helmsley appeared on an episode of Superstars in a match against Marty Garner. When Levesque attempted to perform the Pedigree, Garner mistook the maneuver for a double underhook suplex and tried to jump up with the move, causing him to land squarely on top of his head and suffer neck damage. Garner sued the WWF, eventually settling out of court and later discussed the incident in an appearance on The Montel Williams Show.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    He appeared in taped vignettes, in which he talked about how to use proper etiquette, up until his wrestling debut on the April 30, 1995 episode of Wrestling Challenge.
    More Details Hide Details He made his WWF pay-per-view debut at SummerSlam, where he defeated Bob Holly. In the fall of 1995, Levesque began a feud with the hog farmer Henry O. Godwinn, culminating in an infamous Hog Pen match at In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings, where Levesque was victorious.
    The team was short-lived, however, as Levesque left for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in January 1995 after WCW turned down his request to be promoted as a singles competitor.
    More Details Hide Details In a modified version of his gimmick in WCW, Levesque started his WWF career as a "Connecticut Blueblood". According to Levesque, JJ Dillion originally gave him the name of Reginald DuPont Helmsley, but Levesque asked for a name to play with the first letters; management ultimately agreed to his suggestion of Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    His ring name was soon modified to Terra Ryzing, which he used until mid-1994, when he was renamed Jean-Paul Lévesque.
    More Details Hide Details This gimmick referred to his surname's French origins and he was asked to speak with a French accent, as he could not speak French. During this time, he began using his finishing maneuver, the Pedigree. Levesque had a brief feud with Alex Wright that ended at Starrcade 1994 with Wright pinning him. Between late 1994 and early 1995, Levesque briefly teamed with Lord Steven Regal, whose upper class British persona was similar to Levesque's character.
    He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994, where he was soon repackaged as Jean-Paul Lévesque, a French Canadian aristocrat.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Levesque moved to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he became Hunter Hearst Helmsley and, later, Triple H. In 1997, Triple H co-founded the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the WWF's "Attitude Era".
  • 1992
    Age 22
    Levesque was trained to wrestle by Killer Kowalski at his school in Malden, Massachusetts. His class mates included fellow future WWF wrestlers Chyna and Perry Saturn. Levesque made his professional debut on March 24, 1992 in Kowalski's promotion, the International Wrestling Federation (IWF), performing as Terra Ryzing. In July 1992, Levesque defeated Mad Dog Richard to win the IWF Heavyweight Championship. Levesque wrestled for various promotions on the East Coast independent circuit until 1994. During this period, he was managed by John Rodeo. In early 1994, Levesque signed a one-year contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
    More Details Hide Details In his first televised match, Levesque debuted as a villain named Terror Risin', defeating Keith Cole.
    In early 1992, Levesque enrolled in Kowalski's wrestling school, where he began to train as a professional wrestler.
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    He commenced his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) in 1992, under the ring name Terra Ryzing, and won his first championship, the IWF Heavyweight Championship.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 17
    Following his graduation from high school in 1987, Levesque continued to enter several bodybuilding competitions, and was crowned Mr. Teenage New Hampshire in 1988 at the age of 19.
    More Details Hide Details While working as a manager at Gold's Gym in Nashua, New Hampshire, Levesque was introduced to world champion powerlifter, Ted Arcidi, who at the time was employed with the WWE. Eventually, after numerous attempts, Levesque persuaded Arcidi to introduce him to former pro wrestler and trainer, Killer Kowalski, who owned and ran a professional wrestling training school based in Malden, Massachusetts.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on July 27, 1969.
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