Paul Michael Levesque is an American business executive and occasional professional wrestler. Levesque is the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative of WWE, as well as being the founder, creator, and senior producer of NXT. He is a member by marriage of the McMahon family, which maintains majority ownership of WWE.
Levesque was trained by the legendary Killer Kowalski. He began his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) in 1992 under the ring name Terra Ryzing. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and was soon repackaged as Jean-Paul Lévesque, a French Canadian aristocrat. 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”. After winning his first WWF Championship and beginning a story-line marriage with Stephanie McMahon in 1999, Triple H became a regular main event wrestler (Levesque himself wed McMahon in 2003). Over the next two decades, he won a total of 14 world championships and lead stables The McMahon-Helmsley Faction, Evolution, and The Authority. Around 2010, Triple H curtailed his in-ring appearances 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 reigns as WWF/E Champion and five as WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H was also the winner of the 1997 King of the Ring tournament. He was the 2002 and 2016 Royal Rumble winner. He has headlined WrestleMania, a record seven times (tied with Hulk Hogan).
Outside of professional wrestling, Levesque has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the 2011 WWE Studios production The Chaperone.
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