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Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969) is
an American professional wrestler and actor, better
known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation
of his former ring name Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
He currently wrestles for the Raw brand of World
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
joining WWE, Levesque began his wrestling career
with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993,
wrestling under the ring name Terra Ryzing. He
changed his ring name to Jean-Paul Lévesque
before joining WWE in 1995, which was then known
as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
joining WWE, he has become an 11-time world champion:
a six-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.
married Stephanie McMahon in 2003, becoming the
son-in-law of WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Outside
of wrestling, Levesque has made numerous guest
appearances in film and on television. He is starring
in the upcoming WWE Film Journey of Death.
tall and skinny for his age, he participated in
both basketball and baseball. He was also a fan
of professional wrestling. In his youth, his favorite
wrestler was Ric Flair.
the age of 14, he became aware of bodybuilding.
After graduating high school in 1987, he entered
several body building competitions. Levesque was
crowned Teenage Mr. New Hampshire at the age of
19. During this time, he met Ted Arcidi and began
to consider a career in professional wrestling.
enrolled at Killer Kowalski's wrestling school
in 1992 after it was recommended to him by Ted
Arcidi. He joined the Independent Wrestling Federation
(IWF), which used trainees from Kowalski's school
in their promotion. Here, he became the IWF Heavyweight
Champion and an IWF Tag Team Champion with fellow
Kowalski trainee, Perry Saturn. It was in the
IWF that Levesque started using the name Terra
of Kings (2007-present)
H made his in-ring return at SummerSlam 2007,
defeating King Booker. Upon his return he won
the WWE Championship at No Mercy 2007 after beating
the newly named Champion, Randy Orton who had
been awarded the title less than twenty minutes
earlier, making him an 11-time World Champion.
In the same event, Triple H also defeated Umaga
in his first title defense after Mr. McMahon declared
his already-scheduled bout with Umaga a title
match. McMahon then announced Orton would receive
a title rematch in a Last Man Standing match in
the final match of the event; which Orton won
after an RKO, thus ending Triple H's sixth reign.
Triple H's title reign at No Mercy is the fourth
shortest reign in WWE history, only lasting through
the duration of the event. In the RAW Elimination
Chamber at No Way Out, Triple H earned himself
a Championship match at WrestleMania XXIV, by
outlasting five other men.
commercial appearances include ads in May 2006
for Miller Lite where he debates "Man Laws"
with the likes of Burt Reynolds, Eddie Griffin
and Jerome Bettis. That same month, he also appeared
in a commercial for USA Network with Anthony Michael
Hall, which cross-promoted RAW and Hall's show,
The Dead Zone. Hall's character, a psychic, touches
Triple H while he lounges beside a pool and has
a vision of him falling asleep in the sun, and
fellow wrestler John Cena slapping Triple H's
sunburned back and leaving a handprint. He has
also appeared in commercials for bodybuilding
supplements such as Stacker 2 and YJ Stinger.
Levesque also appeared in a Wendy's commercial
holding up a Triple Classic Burger calling it
the "Triple H Burger".
appeared in the movie Blade: Trinity, as a vampire
enforcer named Jarko Grimwood. He is also starring
in the upcoming WWE Film Journey of Death.
has also appeared in several WWE Home Video releases,
including Triple H: The Game and Triple H: That
Damn Good in 2002, D-Generation-X, a reissue of
the VHS version, in 2006, and The New and Improved
DX in 2007. A new DVD featuring the highlights
of his career, Triple H: King of Kings is scheduled
to be released in 2008.
was featured in the August 14, 2005 episode of
MTV's Punk'd in which he was led to believe that
he had ruined a wedding by hitting the bride in
the face with a door and damaging her nose until
Ashton Kutcher and Stacy Keibler showed up. His
television appearances also include guest appearances
as Triple H on MADtv and Saturday Night Live,
as a professional wrestler character named "The
Disciplinarian" on an episode of The Drew
Carey Show, as a character on an episode of The
Bernie Mac Show and winning the WWF Edition of
The Weakest Link in which he and Stephanie McMahon
were the final two contestants.Levesque has also
been a guest announcer for the Mr. Olympia competition.
marrying Stephanie McMahon, Levesque was in a
relationship with Joanie Laurer (who appeared
as Chyna). They dated for four years from 1996
until 2000. Levesque married Stephanie McMahon
on October 25, 2003. He and Stephanie welcomed
their first child, a baby girl named Aurora Rose
Levesque, into the world on July 24, 2006.
has a sister named Lynn, and he is an uncle to
her two children: Peter and Nayssa. Levesque is
also an uncle to brother-in-law Shane McMahon's
two sons: Declan and Kenyon. His in-laws are Vince
and Linda McMahon.
late 2004, Levesque released a book entitled 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.
is a fan of the metal band Motörhead.
a November 14, 2006 interview with rapper The
Game, it was revealed that Levesque is involved
in a lawsuit with him over the rights to the name,
February 13, 2008, WWE.com announced that Levesque
and his wife Stephanie, are expecting a second
child in the summer of 2008. (Credit:
H steps back in the ring $10,500 poorer, by Phil
Speer 12th Aug 2002