Triple H

  • Born: 07/27/1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Birthname: Triple H
  • Height & Weight: 6'4", 255 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF/E Championship (9 times)
  • World Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
  • WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (5 times)
  • King of the Ring (1997)
  • Royal Rumble (2002), (2016)
  • Second WWE Grand Slam Champion
  • Seventh WWE Triple Crown Champion

He is an American professional wrestler and the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion in his ninth reign. He is also the Executive Vice President (Talent/Live Events/Creative) of WWE and the founder and current shareholder of WWE NXT. He is married into the McMahon family, which maintains majority ownership of WWE. In addition to his corporate role, Levesque makes regular appearances on WWE television as an authority figure and wrestler.

Levesque entered several bodybuilding contests after graduating high school in 1987. He commenced his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation in 1992, under the ring name Terra Ryzing. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994, where he was repackaged as Jean-Paul Lévesque, a French Canadian aristocrat. In 1995, Levesque moved to the World Wrestling Federation (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”. After winning his first WWF Championship and beginning a storyline marriage with Stephanie McMahon in 1999, Triple H became a regular main event wrestler. Over the next decade, he would win a total of 14 world championships and lead stables the McMahon-Helmsley Regime and Evolution.

In 2003, Levesque married McMahon in real life. From 2010 onwards, Triple H began wrestling on a part-time basis as he took on a greater behind the scenes role with WWE. In mid-2013, he began a storyline in which he and Stephanie McMahon were portrayed as unctuous, judgmental, WWE co-owners dubbed “The Authority”.

Together as a power couple, they make what are often portrayed as self-serving decrees while claiming only to be concerned for “what’s best for business”, all the while romanticizing each other in the process with public displays of affection. The Authority later expanded into a stable led by Triple H and McMahon.

In the course of his WWE career, Triple H has held a total of 24 championships, including nine WWF/E Championships and five World Heavyweight Championships. As a 14-time WWE world champion, Triple H’s combined world title reign extended over 1,150 days. He was the winner of the 1997 King of the Ring tournament, the 2002 and 2016 Royal Rumbles, and has headlined WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship pay-per-view, six times.

Triple H has won the PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year Award a record five times. He has also won the PWI
Feud of the Year Award four times. 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.

Notable Matches

vs Steve Austin at No Way Out 2001

vs The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 28

vs Cactus Jack at Royal Rumble 2000

vs Cactus Jack at No Way Out 2000

vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Benoit at Wrestlemania XX

w/ Steve Austin vs Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho on Raw, May 21st 2001

vs Shawn Michaels on Raw, December 2003

Notable Feuds

vs The Rock

vs Steve Austin

vs Vince McMahon

vs Mick Foley

vs Chris Jericho

vs Shawn Michaels

vs Chris Benoit

vs Kurt Angle

vs The Undertaker

vs Kane

vs Ric Flair

vs Randy Orton

vs Edge

vs Daniel Bryan

vs Batista

Other Notable Achievements

World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Stone Cold Steve Austin (1) and Shawn Michaels (1)

WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Shawn Michaels

WWF European Championship (2 times)

IWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)