Paul Michael Levesque aka Triple H, was born on July 27, 1969, in New Hampshire. He is an American former professional wrestler, business executive, and actor. He currently works at WWE and is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Global Talent Development for WWE. He is also the creator and executive producer of the NXT brand. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here!
Paul Michael Levesque, popularly known as Triple H, was born on July 27, 1969, and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. Levesque began his professional wrestling training from 1990 to 1991 and his career from 1992 to 1993 with the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) under the name Terra Ryzing. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1994 to 1995 and was repackaged as a French-Canadian aristocrat named Jean-Paul Lévesque, and was later repackaged in 1995 when he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he became Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and later, Levesque.
He began his professional wrestling career with the International Wrestling Federation under the name Terra Ryzing, before joining World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993. After briefly using the name Ryzing, he changed his character to Jean-Paul Lévesque, a French-Canadian aristocrat, similar to the character Hunter Hearst Helmsley, who used in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1995. He later shortened his name to Levesque and adopted an alternate image in the D-Generation X group (DX). After the end of DX, Levesque won several individual titles. As part of the story, Levesque married Stephanie McMahon, who later became his real-life wife. In 2003, Levesque formed a new group known as Evolution and reformed DX with Shawn Michaels in 2006 and 2009.
In total, the wrestler has won 24 WWE titles, including 14 world titles, having won the WWF/E Championship nine times and the World Heavyweight Championship five times. In addition, the wrestler also won the 1997 King of the Ring, the 2002 and 2016 Royal Rumble, and was the second winner of the Grand Slam Championship. Outside of wrestling, he has made numerous cameo appearances in films and on television.
Levesque begins training as a professional wrestler at Killer Kowalski's school in Malden.
He makes his professional debut for Kowalski's promotion, the International Wrestling Federation, under the name Terra Ryzing.
Levesque signs a contract with World Championship Wrestling.
The wrestler wins the King of the Ring tournament by defeating Mankind.
Levesque wins the Royal Rumble and receives a match for the WWF Undisputed Championship at WrestleMania X8.
Levesque is refereeing John Cena and Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam.
Why We Love Triple H
He is Persevering
Being a WWE Superstar was always his aim. He picked up his first set of dumbbells at just 14 to look like his wrestling heroes.
Tips to date his wife back then
The love story between him and his wife is one of the most talked-about in WWE history. But the wrestler was afraid to try something with her. However, The Undertaker advised him not to worry about others and win her over.
He is the first-ever
Levesque was the first World Heavyweight Champion. Following WWE's acquisition of WCW, the promotion introduced the second World Championship belt, in the form of the World Heavyweight Championship. The title was considered more prestigious than the WWE title, and then the Raw manager awarded the title to Hunter, as he considered him the best.
5 Surprising Facts
He is not the COO
Levesque is the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events and according to the WWE Corporate page, it seems like there isn't a COO.
He’s got the shortest title in history
At No Mercy in 2007, Levesque racked up the fifth shortest title reign in WWE history which started in the first match of the night and ended in the main event.
The strongest link
WWE Superstars and Divas faced off on the game show until it eventually came down to Levesque and his real-life wife McMahon in a super ultra mega face-off, then Levesque would outwit his wife and ended up winning $48,500 for his charity.
He won the most hated reward
Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine used to organize the Most Hated Wrestler award annually, and surprisingly, Levesque won the award five times!
The origin of his ring nickname
The ring name The Game was actually decided for Owen Hart but after the unfortunate entry stunt that claimed the wrestler’s life, Levesque took up the nickname as a token of tribute.
Triple H FAQs
What disease does Levesque have?
During his interview on the show, Levesque detailed how a battle with viral pneumonia eventually led to doctors discovering he had fluid in his lungs and around his heart. His condition then led to heart failure since the organ was only working at a fraction of its normal strength.
What does Levesque stand for?
Levesque stands for Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
Was Levesque married to Chyna?
Though Chyna and Levesque once dated for a long time, he married Stephanie while Chyna fell in love with Sean Waltman.
Triple H’s birthday dates